Picnic, Escape and Turn - 1989

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Picnic, escape, regime change – 1989
The Pan-European Picnic was 30 years ago:
today’s youth meet with eyewhitnesses of that time



17th August 2019, Saturday
Ferenc Liszt Conference and Cultural Centre
9400 Sopron, Liszt Ferenc u. 1.
Program Plan

10.00 Opening
Maren SCHOENING
Chairman of the Hungarian-German Youth Association
Frank SPENGLER
Head of the Hungarian Representation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Péter ANTALL
Director of the Antall József Knowledge Centre

10.30 Picnic, escape, regime change – outline the road so far
Dr. László MAGAS
Chairman of the Pan-European Picnic ’89 Foundation

11.00 1st panel: The end of the Communism – Hungarian meetings
Dr. Krisztina SLACHTA
Historian, a Pécsi Tudományegyetem – Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Bolyai posztdoktori ösztöndíjasa
Imre KOZMA
Chairman of the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service
Dr. Imre KÓNYA
Former Interior Minister
Dr. József CZUKOR
Former Ambassador, Director of the az National Information Office
Discussion with the audience („Fishbowl” structure)
Moderator

Hans KAISER
Former Minister, former Head of the Hungarian Representation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

12.30 Lunch

14.00 2nd panel: The Picnic – From Debrecen to Sopron
Mária FILEP
Main organizer of the Pan-European Picnic from Debrecen
László NAGY
Secretary of the Pan-European Picnic ’89 Foundation
Hermann PFITZENREITER
East German refugee
Árpád BELLA
Retired border guard lieutenant
Discussion with the audience („Fishbowl” structure)
Moderator
Wolfgang BACHKÖNIG

Retired chief inspector of the Austrian Police, Author

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 3rd panel: Freedom and Responsibility – Wasy of Remembering for 1989
Katharina LANDGRAF
Representative of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Áron MÁTHÉ
Deputy Chairman of the National Remembrance Committee
Sarah SCHREMPEL
Co-author of the book „A Szalonna és a pörkölt utóíze”
Dr. Péter GYÖRKÖS
Ambassador of Hungary in Berlin
Discussion with the audience („Fishbowl” structure)
Moderator
Dr. Tamás BARANYI

Research leader of the Antall József Knowledge Centre

17.30 Closing remarks
Attila BARCZA
Representative of the Hungarian Parliament

18.30 Reception with the participation of the representatives of the Hungarian and German Parliament
Opening

Dr. Csaba HENDE
Vice-president of the Hungarian Parliament


Hungarian-German simultaneous interpretation is provided.

The program is available: http://www.kas.de/ungarn/de/events/59142/

Participation is possible with a personal invitation and pre-registration until 10 July 2019:

info@paneuropaipiknik.hu.

Please note that our events may include video, audio and video recordings that may be published. By participating in the event, you declare consent.



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