Side Events

7 November | 19.00 – 21.00 | Urban Talk in Olomouc: Unesené svobody (Kidnaped Freedom)

The side event, the first Urban Talk of the Summit 2023, take place in Olomouc and the eventing discussion about the Kidnapped Freedoms will be held in Czech. The event is organised in cooperation with Eurocentrum Europe Direct Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci and Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.

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13 November | 16.00 – 18.00 | Urban Talk in Prague: Female Empowerment 

The Urban Talk is organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Charles University, Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic and European Investment Bank.

  • Andrea Ferjenčíková, Head, EIB Group Prague Office
  • Milena Králíčková, Rector, Charles University
  • Monika Ladmanová, Head, European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic
  • H. E. Gabriella Sancisi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Slovakia
  • Moderator: Tereza Willoughby, Czech Television

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14 November | 17.30 – 20.30 | Opening/Pre-event in Prague: In the face of war – European Dialogue

The launch of a new project named “In Face of War – a European Dialogue”, initiated by the Institut français (Paris) in partnership with the Prague European Summit.

         “In the face of war – European dialogue” project consists of organizing a series of meetings between experts, journalists, representatives of the civil society and the general public. These will take the form of public debates addressing the consequences of the war in Ukraine for the unity and identity of the European Union. The project responds to an evident and urgent need for structured, sustained and audible conversations on a European scale, bringing together expert voices in the public space and shedding light on the current situation and future challenges.

Opening Words

Mats Braun, Director, Institute for International Relations, Alexis Dutertre, French Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Milena Králíčková, Rector, Charles University in Prague, Martin Vokálek, Executive Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy


Panel Discussion: European Unity Facing the War

David Cvach, Director for the European Union at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
Oleksandra Matviïchuk, President of the Centre for Civil Liberties (Ukraine) and Nobel Peace Prize 2022
Jaroslav Kurfürst, Director General for European Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Luuk van Middelaar, Political expert and historian, founder of the Brussels Institute for Geopolitics
Carlota García Encina, Senior Analyst for the US and the Transatlantic Relations, Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies


Reconnecting narratives in Europe

Thomas Gomart, Director of the French Institute of International Relations
Kristupas Sabolius, Philosopher, University of Vilnius
Christine Cadot, Professor of Political Sciences Paris 8 University
Kateřina Králová, Historian, Department of Russian and East European Studies, Charles University in Prague

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15 November |10.50 – 12.20 | Summit Talk: Imaginaries of Revenge

The Summit Talk will be organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, and Embassy of Lithuania in the Czech Republic as one of the events during the Week of Humanities 2023 (Týden humanitních věd 2023).
  • Kristupas Sabolius, Professor of philosophy, University of Vilnius
  • H. E. Laimonas Talat-Kelpša, Ambassador of Lithuania in the Czech Republic
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15 November | 17.30 – 18.30 | Summit Talk: Half-time of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility: What have we learned so far?

The second Summit Talk is organised by the Prague European Summit and the Centre for European Studies at the Faculty of International Relations, Prague University of Economics and Business. 


  • Marrie Donnay, Director, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission
  • Moderator: Jarolím Antal, Director, Centre for European Studies, Prague University of Economics and Business

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