On May 28-29th, 2015, with the participation of leading experts, the Central European Association Club Pannonia (KEP), in association with the 5th Hungarian World Meeting, will analyze Europe’s current situation and some of the challenges it faces at the “Quo vadis, Europe?” forum. The task at hand at the 8th Central European Association Club Pannonia Social Dialogue Forum will be to review and draw conclusions about the events that have impacted European integration in recent years. The global recession dragged Europe into recession, too. Tracing the roots of the recession back many years, the financial crisis dramatically brought to the surface the weaknesses of European integration. A new way forward is needed. The question of where Europe is headed, however, remains uncertain.
The presentations to be made by these respected public figures on May 28th will aim to facilitate a better understanding of the workings of the European Union, emphasizing such current topics as “Europe at the Crossroads”, security policy, the situation in Ukraine and the Carpathian Basin’s economic outlook. The presenters on May 29th will touch upon migration in Europe, the 2024 Olympic Games, which are expected to be held in Europe (perhaps in Hungary), the system changeovers that had occurred in Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union’s current financial and civil rights policies. The forum’s patrons are Dr. Árpád Kovács and Dr. Tibor Palánkai, while the conference chairman is Dr. Endre Marinovich, KEP co-chairman, deputy director at VERITAS and professor at the Budapest Business School.
Location: The conference hall adjacent to the Thomas Hotel (IX. Budapest, Liliom u. 44-48)