The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in Bucharest

„25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward”

(Bucharest; November 19th – 21st, 2014)
Program Agenda
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Welcome & Registration of Participants
19:00 Welcome Dinner
Dinner hosted by Mr. Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania
Awarding of the commemorative medal “25 Years since the Anti-communist Romanian Revolution in 1989.”
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Venue: Palace of the Romanian Parliament
09_00-10:30 Looking Back, Looking Forward  Young Leader Sessions
Separate Parallel Meetings of the 25 Historical Leaders with Groups of 25 Young Leaders from Former Communist Eastern Europe Countries, Moderated by Representatives of the Intellectual Elite from East and West
10:30-11:00 Opening Session - Senate Hall
Opening Speech Delivered by the Chairman of the Conference, President Emil Constantinescu
Welcome Speech: President of the Senate and President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament
Prime Minister’s Address
Presentation of Messages from:
  • the President of the European Union
  • the Secretary General of NATO
  • the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Moment of Silence in Memory of the Victims of Communist Gulags,
Fighters in the Anti-Communist Revolution in 1989 and Statesmen who Contributed to Changing the World 25 Years Ago
11:00-12:30 Plenary Session I
Speeches Delivered by the 25 Historical Leaders (7 min.)
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Opening of the Philatelic Exhibition “25 Years since the Anti-communist Romanian Revolution in 1989”
13:30-16:00 Plenary Session II
Speeches Delivered by the 25 Historical Leaders (7 min.)
16:00-19:00 Free Time
19:00 Gala Concert
Performed by George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
Venue: Romanian Athenaeum
20:30 Reception of the Mayor of Bucharest
Offered by the General Mayor of the Municipality of Bucharest
Friday, November 21, 2014 Venue: Palace of the Romanian Parliament
10:00-11:30 Plenary Session III
Conference Conclusions and Launch of the Appeal for Peace and Development in Europe and in the World
11:30-13:00 Conference Photo
Press Conference
13:00-15:00 Farewell Lunch
Afternoon Departure of Guests