Programme of the Conference "Carpathian Europe

September 4 (Tuesday)

All day   

Participants' arrival, accommodation, picking up badges


Official opening of the Economic Forum /possibility to participate in panels of the Economic Forum/


Working dinner for the conference guests staying overnight at the Wierchomla Hotel /restaurant hotel Wierchomla/

September 5 (Wednesday)

9:00 - 10:30    

Plenary session of the Economic Forum /possibility to attend/


Opening of the conference "Europe Kapat" Marek Kuchciński, Deputy Speaker of the Polish Parliament

10:40 - 11:55  

And panel: How to finance the development of the Carpathians in the new seven-year EU budget 2013 - 2020?

mountain areas in the EU regional development policy; experiences from other macro-regional strategies (Baltic, Danube); Visegrad Fund; supporting and promoting joint activities of local governments, NGOs, chambers of commerce, science and culture units referring to the community of interests and the Carpathian identity. Presentation of projects.

Moderator: Jerzy Kwieciński, expert on regional development and EU funds, Business Centre Club

Richard Horcsik, Chairman of the Committee on European Union Affairs of the Hungarian Parliament

L'uboš Mártinak, Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

Tomasz Poręba, Member of the European Parliament

Michal Janeba, Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic

Marceli Niezgoda, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Regional Development

Karla Wursterova, Director of International Visegrad Fund

Martín Guillermo Ramírez, Secretary General, Association of European Border Regions AEBR

Dawid Lasek, Vice President of the Carpathian Euroregion

12:05 - 13:05  

Panel II: Carpathian community - parliamentary initiatives for the Carpathians

Parliamentary initiatives for the benefit of the Carpathians, including a discussion of the concept of establishing Carpathian clubs in national parliaments and coordinating joint activities at the parliamentary level.

Moderator: Krzysztof Szczerski, Member of the Polish Parliament

Cezary Grabarczyk, Deputy Speaker of the Polish Parliament

Richard Horcsik, Chairman of the Committee on European Union Affairs of the Hungarian Parliament

Markiyan Malskyj, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Poland

Wojciech Jasiński, MP, Chairman of the Economy Committee

Piotr Naimski, MP, Chairman of the Polish-Hungarian Parliamentary Group

Norbert Obrycki, Senator of the Republic of Poland, representative of the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of Poland and Ukraine

/during the conference there will be catering facilities available to the public/

13:15 - 14:15  

Panel III: Our Mountains, Common Cause: Leading Projects

Will we live to see Alpine standards of summer and winter recreation in the Carpathians? How to increase the tourist attractiveness of the Carpathians? According to Eurostat research, 850 thousand skiers visit the Alps, spending there an average of PLN 2,521 per person. How to use about EUR 100 million, which is spent by Polish skiers during the winter season? What lessons should we learn from the Slovak experience with the privatization of Slovak Cableways? Skiing "Visegrad Triangle" as a chance for development of mountain regions in Poland.

Moderator: Zbigniew Rynasiewicz, Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee of the Polish Parliament

Olgierd Dziekoński, Secretary of State, Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Poland

Igor Rattaj, Co-Owner, JTF Group, Slovakia

Mykhailo Vishivanyuk, Governor, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration, Ukraine

Igor Olijnyk, Chairman of the Committee on Business Development, Construction and Architecture, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council

Bohus Hlavaty, President, Tatry Mountain Resorts, Slovakia

Andrzej Massel, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Transport, Construction
and Maritime Economy

Voices in the discussion:

Władysław Ortyl, Senator of the Republic of Poland, Chairman of the Defence Committee

Paweł Skawiński, Director of the Tatra National Park

Andrzej Sztorc, Vice-Chairman of the Commission for European Union Affairs

14:25 - 15:25  

IV Panel: The Carpathian Convention - the sustainable development of the Carpathians

Practical implementation of guidelines for sustainable development in areas regulated by the Carpathian Convention (e.g. tourism, environmental protection, spatial planning and cooperation in the field of science); activities for the accession of the EU as a party to the Carpathian Convention.

Moderator: Jan Szyszko, MP, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry

Erika Jurinova, Vice President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

Gordana Comić, Vice-President of the National Assembly of Serbia

Katarzyna Sobierajska, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Sport and Tourism

Mykhailo Kostiuk, Governor, Lviv Regional State Administration, Ukraine

Giacomo Luciani, Project Coordinator, Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention

Jan Malicki, Director of East European Studies

Igor Cependa, Rector of the National University of Transcarpathia in Ivano-Frankivsk

Bohdan Prots, WWF Ukraine Programme Coordinator

15:40 - 17:00  

Plenary session of the Economic Forum /possibility to attend/


Gala dinner for conference participants /restaurant "Hydropatia", 1 Nikifor Krynicki Street, Krynica/


Galician Courier reports from the Conference on the Carpathians held in Krasiczyn near Przemysl on February 25, 2012.



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