Programme 2015

23-26 July 2015, Vilnius and Raseiniai, Lithuania

22 July 2015

19.30     Užupis Tour by Tomas Čepaitis, writer, translator, journalist,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Užupis

23 July 2015

Holiday Inn Vilnius (1, Šeimyniškių St., 02600 Vilnius)

11.00     Registration

12.00     Official Opening, Presentation of workshops and formats

12.30     Public discussion “Change Makers: Tapping Potential for a Cross-Border Dialogue”

Julius von Freytag-Loringhoven, Project Director at the Moscow Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Germany-Russia)

Olga Karach, Founder and Leader of the Civic Initiative “Our House” (Belarus-Lithuania)

Lilia Shibanova, Executive Director of the “Golos” Association (Russia-Lithuania)

Ionuț Sibian, Executive Director at the Civil Society Development Foundation, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (Romania-Belgium)

14.00     Lunch

15.00     Transfer to Raseiniai

19.00     Dinner

Raseiniai District Cultural Centre (10, Vytauto Didžiojo, 60153 Raseiniai)

20.00     Evening Talk:

Tatiana Kursina, Executive Director, NGO “Perm-36” (Russia)

Leonid Obukhov, Associate Professor, Faculty for History and Political Sciences, Perm State National Research University (Russia)

24 July 2015

Raseiniai Local History Museum (3, Muziejaus St., 60123 Raseiniai)

10.00     Tour in the Raseiniai Local History Museum

11.45     Break

12.15     Workshops

Historical Memory and Culture of Remembrance – Dealing with Conflicts of Perception

Workshop Coordinators:

Tereza Vávrová, Director at “Antikomplex” NGO (Czech Republic)

Alexandra Polivanova, Curator of Cultural Programmes, International Memorial (Russia)

Trans-Border Traffic, Visa, and Migration – European Borders in a Globalised World

Workshop Coordinators:

Krzysztof Mrozek, Operational Programme “Open Europe” at the Stefan Batory Foundation (Poland)

Ralph du Long, lawyer, UNITED for Intercultural Action (Netherlands)

Re-Thinking the Urban Space – New Outfit for Distressed Areas

Workshop Coordinators:

Elena Bobrovskaya, Director at NGO “INTERRA” (Russia)

Urban Jeriha, Architect, Publisher, and Entrepreneuer, Institute for Spatial Policies (Slovenia)

Corruption – Common Burden or Stimulus to Progress?

Workshop Coordinators:

Rūta Mrazauskaitė, Project Coordinator at Transparency International Lithuania (Lithuania)

Andrei Kalikh, independent journalist, Coordinator of the Fighting Transborder Corruption Group at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (Russia)

14.00     Lunch

15.00     Workshops

16.45     Break

17.15     Workshops

19.00     Dinner

25 July 2015

Raseiniai Local History Museum (3, Muziejaus St., 60123 Raseiniai)

10.00     Workshops

11.45     Break

12.15     Workshops

14.00     Lunch

15.00     Workshops

16.45     Break

17.15     Workshops

19.00     Dinner

20.00     Evening Talk: András Pethő, investigative journalist and editor at the Direkt36 Portal (Hungary)

26 July 2015

Raseiniai District Cultural Centre (10, Vytauto Didžiojo, 60153 Raseiniai)

10.00     Presentation of the results of the workshops

12.00     Break

12.30     Closing Session

14.00     Lunch

15.00     Departure to Vilnius