The Pan-European Picnic - Gate to Europe


10.30 Toast
Dr. Tamás FODOR
Mayor of Sopron
Head of the Hungarian Representation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Zoltán BALOG
Former minister, Chairman of the Foundation for a Civic Hungary

11.00 Opening
Hildigund NEUBERT
Vice-chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

11.20 Opening speech
Volkmar WENZEL
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Budapest

11.30 Breakthrough, collapse, future construction – the destiny changing 1989  
Former Prime Minister
Zoltán BALOG
Former Minister, Chairman of the a Foundation for a Civic Hungary
Prof. Dr. Horst TELTSCHIK
a Németországi Szövetségi kancelláriahivatalának korábbi helyettes vezetője
László NAGY
Secretary of the Pan-European Picnic ’89 Foundation
son of Otto Habsburg, the former patron of the Pan-European Picnic
Prof. Dr. OPLATKA András

Author of the book „Der erste Riss in der Mauer“

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Freedom, prosperity and security – 30 common years in Europe
Prof. Dr. Andreas RÖDDER
Professor of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Dr. Zoltán SZALAI
Director of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium
Dr. Dr. h.c. Stefan KARNER
Founder of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute

Journalist of „Die Welt“

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Europe faces new challenges
Dr. Gergely GULYÁS
Representative of the Parliament, Leading Minister of the Prime Ministry
Christian HIRTE
Representative of the German Federal Parliament
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
Comissioner for the New Provinces of the German Federal Government
Dr. József SZÁJER
Representative of the European Parliament
N. N.
Member of the Austrian National Council
NOVÁK Katalin

State Secretary for Family and Youth, EMMI

18.00 Closing remarks
 Zoltán BALOG
Former Minister, Chairman of the Foundation for a Civic Hungary

18.15 Transfer to the Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park

18.30 Solemn investiture of a piece of the Berlin Wall

18.45 Picnic – reception on the venue

Hungarian-German simultaneous interpretation is provided.

The program is available:

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

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