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8 August

20:00   First meeting

9 August

10.00    Opening session - Moderation: István Tarrósy, Gerald Rosskogler (co-organisers)
  • Prof. Fuada Stankovic, Member of the Permanent Committee of the Danube Rectors’ Conference, Rector of the University of Novi Sad
  • Prof. József Tóth, Rector Emeritus of the University of Pécs, former President of the Danube Rectors’ Conference
  • Prof. László Komlósi, Vice-rector of the University of Pécs
  • Prof. Márta Font, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs
  • Zoltán Horváth, Vice-mayor of the City of Pécs
  • Dr. Christian Buchmann, City of Graz

11.00 Keynote addresses:

1., Geographical and geopolitical overview of the Danube Region

Prof. József Tóth, Rector Emeritus of the University of Pécs, former President of the Danube Rectors’ Conference

2., “Carpathian Basin – East Central Europe”The historical background of a European Region

Prof. Márta Font, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs

13.00    Lunch


    The EU policy on territorial co-operation
    Esben Poulsen, European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy; Directorate C - Territorial Co-operation,     urban and innovative actions, Brussels

    The Chances and future of Regionalisation in Hungary
    Prof. Ilona Pál-Kovács, Director of the South Transdanubian Regional Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of     Sciences, Pécs

16.30    Coffee break
17.00    Workshop sessions
19.00    Dinner

10 August
09.00    Plenary lectures

    Styria and the “Future Region”
    Maria Elsser-Eibel, Styria, Dep. for European affairs and external relations, Graz

    The role of Hanns Seidel Foundation as partner of Civil Society
    Dr. Klaus Fiesinger, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich

11.00    Coffee break
11.15    Plenary lectures

    National and ethnic minorities in Central Europe
    Dr. Jenö Kaltenbach, Minority ombudsman of the Hungarian Parliament, Budapest

    CEEPUS as example for successful co-operation in education
    Mag. Elisabeth Sorantin, CEEPUS, Vienna

13.15    Lunch

15.00    Excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site

17.30    Workshop sessions

19.30    Dinner

11 August
10.00    Plenary lectures

    Interregional co-operation and the Working Community of Danubian Regions
    Dr. Eugen Scherer, Lower Austria, Working Community of Danubian Regions, St. Poelten

    EU Weiterung, Regionalismus, Minderheiten – EU enlargement, regionalism, minorities
    Dr. Erzsébet Sándor-Szalay, Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, Department of International Law and European             Law, University of Pécs

    Theoretical Background of Regional Development
    Prof. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Andrássy University, Budapest

13.15    Lunch

15.00    Plenary lecture

    The concept of Civil Society and its significance for Central Europe
    Amb. Dr. Emil Brix, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna

16.00    Workshop sessions

19.30    Dinner

12 August
09.00   Plenary lectures

    The Danube Co-operation Process and Romania’s role in the region
    Dir. Cosmin Dinescu, Romanian Minstry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

    CENTROPE – Building a European Region
    Mag. Arkan Zwick, Vienna Business Agency

11.00   Coffee break

11.15   Workshop sessions

13.15   Lunch

15.00   Excursion to Danube-Drava National Park

19.30   Dinner

13 August
10.00   Plenary lectures

    The International Relations Strategy and Development Initiatives of the South Transdanubian Region of Hungary
    Zsolt Pálmai, Regional Development Agency, Pécs

    Regional co-operation projects in Burgenland
    Dr. Heinrich Wedral, Burgenland, European Office, Eisenstadt

13.15    Lunch

16.30    Workshop sessions (preparation of the presentations)

18.30    Dinner

20.00    Participation in “Folklariada”

14 August
10.00    Presentation and discussion of the workshop results

13.00    Lunch
16.00    Closing session
18.30    Dinner
21.00    Farewell party

MarkCon 2008 Supported by: International Visegrad Fund - Grant No. 20810161