organized by Janusz Reiter, former polish ambassador to Germany and Knut Dethlefsen, country director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Poland
Partners: Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung i Robert Bosch Stiftung
Janusz Reiter, director of the Center for International Relations, former polish ambassador to Germany and the U.S.
Anke Fuchs, Chairwoman, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
|10.15||Emotions, Symbols, Politics - Europe as a Continent of Reconciliation
What was the role of reconciliation symbols in the aftermath of the war? Which were the most significant symbols and gestures then? What reception did they get at the time? In what sense do emotions intertwine with politics? What are preconditions for reconciliation between two nations? To what extent can Willy Brandt's New Eastern Policy be seen as leading the way even now?
Introduction: Prof. Dr. Fritz Richard Stern, historian
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland
Christian Wulff, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
|14.00||The policy of detente - a model for European Foreign policy?
Which instruments of Brandt's policy of detente are still relevant for European foreign and security policies even today? Which goals should European neighbourhood policies pursue? How are security and peace in Europe to be safeguarded today? What are the duties of the new Europe in the world? Which dangers have to be faced globally?
Introduction: Prof. Dr. Adam Daniel Rotfeld, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland
Martin Schulz, Chairman, Progressive Alliance of Socialdemocrates in the European Parliament
|16.00||Does Europe offer a model for meeting global challenges?
In what sense is the European model of progress towards democracy and social market economy attractive to other countries even today? Can Europe still play the role of example to other regions in the world?
Introduction: Alain Richard, former French minister of defence
Prof. Egon Bahr, former Federal German government minister
Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland
|18.00||End of conference|
|19.00||Opening the exhibition "Willy Brandt and Poland"
by Prof. Egon Bahr, former German Federal Government minister
Dr. Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
Venue: Warsaw Rising Museum (ul. Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warsaw)