5/12/2018 in Warsaw, Poland

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8.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. Registration and coffee

9.00 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. Opening remarks

  • Mr José Antonio Moreno Díaz, President of the EESC Group on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Remarks: Mr Marek Prawda, Head of the EC Representation in Poland
  • Keynote speaker: Prof. Morten Kjærum, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden; Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University and first Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2008-2015)
  • Keynote speaker: Prof. Piotr Gliński, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of culture and national heritage, Chairman of the Committee for Public Benefit (tbc)

9.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.  Panel 1 - Freedom of association: the Polish experience – best practices, challenges, outlook

  • Mr Mirosław Wróblewski, Director of Constitutional, International and European Team, Office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights/Ombudsman
  • Ms Małgorzata Szuleka, Researcher at the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights
  • Mr Henryk Orfinger, owner of DrIrenaEris company, Chairman of the Main Council of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  • Mr Andrzej Radzikowski, Vice-President of All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions
  • Mr Jan Jakub Wygnański, Member of the Program Council of National Federation of Polish NGO’s (OFOP) (tbc)

Open floor discussion

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Coffee break

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Panel 2 - Freedom of assembly – a tool to strengthen the rule of law and fundamental rights?

  • Ms Draginja Nadażdin, Amnesty International in Poland, Director
  • Mr Adam Gliksman, Member of the National Commission of NSZZ "Solidarność"
  • Ms Marta Lempart, NGO "Polish Women's Strike", Leader of the movement
  • Dr Krzysztof Mazur, President of the Jagiellonian Club
  • Ms Ewa Kulik-Bielińska, Director of the Stefan Batory Foundation (tbc)
  • Mr Bohdan Pękacki, Greenpeace Poland, Director (tbc)

Open floor discussion