Program

The objective of the conference is to evaluate the economic, and sociological aspects of the division of Czechoslovakia, compare the development of these two newly created states to the present, assess the differing approach to present challenges such as the Eurozone, and to determine how the integration and disintegration process of Czechoslovakia can be applied in the EU today.

9:00 – 9:45
The peaceful split of the country as a prerequisite for a rational economic division

Politicians from before the Czechoslovak split: Vladimír Mečiar (SK), Ivan Kočárník (CZ)

Break

10:00 – 10:45
Czech Republic and Slovak Republic: 25 years of independent economic development
Economists: Ján Oravec (SK), Jiří Schwarz (CZ)

Break

11:00 – 11:45
Inside or Outside the Eurozone?
Bank representatives: Ján Tóth (SK), Mojmír Hampl (CZ)

Break

12:00-12:45
Memorial to Peter Matějů, an important Czech sociologist and founder: the Independent development of Slovak and Czech society from a sociological point of view
Sociologists: Michael Smith (CZ, USA), Olga Gyárfášová (SK)

Break

13:00 – 14:00
Discussion panel
Lessons to draw from the Czech-Slovak Division: What does the EU, some of its member countries or associated countries mean for the present EU?
Panelists: Milorad M. Miškovič (RS), Luc De Ceuster (BE), Antoni Ferrando (ES), Štefan Füle (CZ)

14:00 – 15:00
Raut a networking