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About the program

Venue: Palace of Arts – Budapest, Auditorium, Blue Hall The Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Palace of Arts organizes the “European Bridges” series every year from 2013 with the aim of promoting dialogues between cultures in such a diverse continent, introducing one country each year. Now we will focus on the Czech Republic, hereby we would like to thank the support of the Czech Embassy in Budapest and the Budapest Czech Centre.

Program:

3:00pm Welcome

Csaba Káel, CEO, Palace of Arts – Budapest

3:05pm Keynote lecture: “Europe at the crossroads: dividing lines and concentric circles”

Jacques Rupnik, French political scientist specializing in Central and Eastern European Matters

4:00pm Panel: “The relevance of Culture and Music in the European integration process – how does culture influence the European development?”

Iván Fischer, Music Director, Budapest Festival Orchestra Laura Cassio, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission – Directorate General for Education and Culture Jacques Rupnik, French political scientist specializing in Central and Eastern European Matters

Moderator: Nick Thorpe BBC correspondent in Budapest

The workshop will be in English, simultaneous translation will be provided.

The participation is free of charge, however, registration in advance is necessary: eszter.csecsei@bfz.hu

 


Program

15:00 Welcome 15:05 Keynote lecture: “Europe at the crossroads: dividing lines and concentric circles” 16:00 Panel: “The relevance of Culture and Music in the European integration process – how does culture influence the European development?”