mathematician, former Minister of the Interior of Slovakia
lawyer, Member of the Czech Parliament, former Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic
Deputy State Secretary for Church and National Minority Relations at the Prime Minister's Office
Chairman of Bulgarian association "Svoboda za vseki"
(Freedom for All)
professor of finance, Warszaw School of Economics
Moderator: Petr DRULÁK
Professor at the University of West Bohemia, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Norbert van HANDEL
laywer, businessman, political advisor and Chairman of Austrian St. George League
Stephen Nikola BARTULICA
Member of the Croatian Parliament and President of Croatian Center for Cultural Renewal
sociologist, politician, diplomat, writer and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia
ADOPTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Europe today is at a historical crossroads and it is becoming increasingly clear that there is no alternative to a closer cooperation between the countries of the Central European area. Central Europeans are aware of the turbulent external conditions and risks of the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world. At the same time, economies dependent on centers outside their region are threatened by ideological experiments associated with the Green Deal or gender ideology.
Central European cooperation should be based on the cooperationof nation states, the renewal of "national economic" thinking and a pro-population policy, which alone is indicative of the healthy development of society and addresses the issue of future labour supply.
We therefore call on the political leaders of the Central European countries to continue to strive for the creation of a Central European economic region linked by trade, investment, innovation, energy and transport infrastructure. We also call for the coordination of national economic strategies that include ambitious protection and support for families. We recommend that the burning issue of pension reform be addressed in the context of a targeted pro-natalist policy.
Prague, October 14, 2023
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Patrimonium Sancti Adalberti (PSA)
under the patronage of the Archbishop Emeritus of Prague
DOMINIK CARDINAL DUKA
the international conference
"FUTURE OF THE CENTRAL EUROPE"
in Prague, October 13 - 15, 2023.
OREA Hotel Pyramida
The 2023 conference reflected in particular the fact that in the changing global order of the current world there is no alternative to closer cooperation between the countries of the Central European area.
Therefore, Central Europeans should not just wait for the outcome of the agreement of the great powers about a new world order, but should take the initiative at this moment and actively participate themselves in the process of defining and politically shaping the geopolitical space in which they live.
The discussion within the conference working groups focused on the following themes: The basic building block of Central European cooperation are nation states. For their healthy formation, it is necessary to renew national economic thinking, launch joint infrastructure projects and foster a pro-population policy, which alone testifies to the healthy development of society.
Classical Music Performance
CONCERTO FOR 51 STRINGS
FIALOVÁ (violist) & Dominika SVOZILOVÁ (harpist)
Program of music performance by
violist Kristýna Fialová and harpist Dominka Svozilová
as part of the international conference "The Future of Central Europe" with works by Central European authors of classical music:
My Mother Taught Me
Sicilienne a Rigaudone