Prague European Summit

13 – 15 June 2017

The 3rd annual Prague European Summit was held in mid-June 2017 over three days and included over 20 events and 90 speakers. Organised by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Institute of International Relations in Prague, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Prague European Summit offers a platform for high level discussion addressing and challenging current and future European policies and political directions. It focuses on the strategic vision of the European Union and aims to enhance the role Prague and the Central European states can play in shaping this vision. Taking into consideration the events of 2016, this year’s Summit was focused on pressing European issues, such as Brexit, propaganda, the rise of populism, and the security and stability of the European Union, as well as the European digital market and the EU economy, transatlantic relations, and relations with Russia and China. The Prague European Summit was held at the Lobkowicz Palace in the Prague Castle and the Czernin Palace, the seat of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It also included three ‘Breakfast Discussions in Embassies, three ‘Prague Talks’, and the prestigious ‘Vision for Europe’ Award.

Documents of Prague European Summit 2017

Speakers of Prague European Summit 2017

Olga Afanasyeva

Executive Director, Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Václav Bartuška

Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Sophia Besch

Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform

Christian Bluth

Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Roger Casale

Director of The New Europeans AISBL

Richard Cockett

Business Editor, Economist

Stefaan De Rynck

Advisor for Outreach and Think Tanks, Brexit Task Force of European Commission

Massimo D’Alema

Former Prime Minister of Italy, President of Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Emmy van Deurzen

Director, New Europeans

Petra Dzurovčinová

Executive Manager, Slovak Alliance for the Innovative Economy

Alexandre Escorcia

Deputy Director, Centre for Analysis, Forecasting and Strategy, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Elvire Fabry

Senior Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute

Petr Gajdušek

State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Mark Galeotti

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations in Prague

Jakub M. Godzimirski

Research Professor, Research Group on Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Lina Grip

Researcher, European Security Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Ryan Heath

Senior EU Correspondent & Associate Editor, Politico Europe

Anna-Liisa Heusala

Senior Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute

Peter Jambrek

Professor, Former Member of the European Court for Human Rights

Jan Kerner

Director Growth and Strategy for GE Power Europe

Nicole Koenig

Senior research fellow and Deputy Head of Research at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

Michal Kokot

Foreign desk journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza

Clemens Koja

Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council

Ivana Kottasová

Reporter, CNN Money

Agatha Kratz

Associate Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations

Adriana Krnáčová

Mayor of Prague

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

Head of Paris Office and Senior Policy Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations

Václav Mach

Legal and Corporate Affairs Lead, Microsoft Corporation, CEE

Ondřej Malý

Digital Agenda Coordinator, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Martin Michelot

Deputy Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Simon Nixon

Chief European Commentator, Wall Street Journal

Rick Noack

Reporter on foreign affairs for The Washington Post

Tom Nuttall

Charlemagne Columnist, Economist

Meltem Muftuler-Bac

Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet chair ad personam at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Tim Oliver

Research Director, Brexit Analytics, Associate, LSE IDEAS

Maria Ordzhonikidze

Secretary General, EU-Russia Centre

Sebastian Plóciennik

Head of the Weimar Triangle Program, Polish Institute of International Affairs

Martin Povejšil

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to EU

Anders Primdahl Vistisen

Member of the European Parliament, Member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Filippos Proedrou

Research Fellow, University of South Wales

Kristi Raik

Senior Research Fellow, European Union Research Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Taavi Roivas

Vice President of the Parliament, Former Prime Minister of Estonia

Jiří Rusnok

Governor of the Czech National Bank

Bohuslav Sobotka

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Zlatko Šabič

Professor, Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubjana

Jaromír Šindel

Chief Economist for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, Citibank

Martin Špolc

Head of Unit, Economic Analysis and Evaluation, European Commission

Pavel Šturma

Professor, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law

Frans Timmermans

First Vice-President of the European Commission

Anastas Vangeli

Researcher, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish academy of Science in Warsaw

Glenn Vaughan

Chief Executive, British Chamber of Commerce - Brussels

Sarah Vormsby

Analyst, Think Tank EUROPA

James Watson

Director of Economics, BusinessEurope, the Confederation of European Business

Jakub Wisniewski

Vice President of GLOBSEC & Director of the Globsec Policy Institute

Lubomír Zaorálek

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Petr Zahradník

Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

Aleš Chmelař

Permanent Representative of Czechia to OECD

Vladimir Bartl

Deputy Minister for European Union and Foreign Trade, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

Petr Drulák

Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Jan Kovář

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Prague

Edward Lucas

British writer, journalist and consultant

Eric Maurice

Head of Brussels Office, Robert Schuman Foundation

Vassilis Ntousas

Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Michal Šimečka

MEP & Member of Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, European Parliament

Iliyana Tsanova

Deputy Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investment, European Investment Bank

Ivan Vejvoda

Head of Europe’s Futures Program and Permanent Fellow, IWM

Adela Zábražná

Executive Manager, Slovak Alliance for the Innovative Economy