Berlin Wall 30 - From the Divided to the City of Freedom

The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

Berlin; November 6th - 10th, 2019


November 6th, 2019

November 7th, 2019

November 8th, 2019

November 9th, 2019



Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments


"Fall of the Wall and 30 Years Security Policy of the Reunified Germany"

Thomas Silberhorn
(State Secretary, Ministry of Defense of Germany)

„Fall of Walls and Raise of Human Rights from Berlin to Pristina“

Mytaher Haskuka
(Mayor of Prizren)

„After Freedom: The Roads to Flourishing“

Edmund Phelp
(Laureate of 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)


"Walls  in Our History and Opening up Our Minds"

Valdis Zatlers
(Former President of Latvia)

“Reconciliation and International Law”

Goran Lambertz
(Former Chancellor of Justice, Sweden)

"The Freedom after Freedom"

Sanita Osipova
(Vice President, the Constitutional Court of Latvia)

“The Fall of the Wall in 1989: an Inspiration for the 18th Year Old Student I was”

Claudia Monti
(Ombudswoman of Luxembourg)


“The Kashmir Conflict”

Jawaria Kanwal Chaudhary
(CEO of the PAK/GER Organization Shaheen)

''The Wall: from a City Divided to Europe United'' 

Vojko Obersnel
(Mayor of Rijeka)

“Rebuilding fallen Walls? Is Pluralism under Threat Today?”

Naheed Nenshi
(Mayor of Calgary, Canada)

“Borders and Peace in Europe Today"

Luca Jahier
(President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC))


Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Special Reception


„Is the Berlin Wall broken Down? The Challenges of Today“

Liudmyla Denisova
(Ombudsman of Ukraine)


„Del otro lado, from the other side, the US-Mexico Wall„

Vanessa Rubio Marquez
(Senator of the Mexican Congress)

Welcome Words by
Emil Constantinescu

(Former President of Romania)


Borut Pahor
(President of the Republic of Slovenia)

„Lessons from 30 Years of Common European Democracy“

Mogens Lykketoft
(Former Speaker of the Danish Parliament)


(President of the Senate of Burundi)

"Continuing the Fight of Brave People"

Guy Verhofstadt
(Senior EU Parliamentarian; Former Prime Minister of Belgium)


(12:15) “Age of Indifference”

Eric Jack Pickles, Baron Pickles
(UK  Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues)


Lunch Sessions

Lunch Sessions

Special Lunch

Special Lunch


“How have Our Societies Changed?”

María Cecilia Plested-Alvarez
(University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia)

„New Challenges after 30 Years for the Fall of the Iron Curtain? – a German Perspective”

Dragos Pancescu
(Member of Parliament in Lower Saxony, Germany)

„Reflections on the Economic Recovery Miracle: Eastern Europe after the Fall of the Berlin Wall„

Marek Belka
(Former Prime Minister of Poland)

“A Family reunited – Ftates, Regional and Local Authorities in the Council of Europe Working for Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law”

Andreas Kiefer
(Secretary General, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe)


“If you Want Peace, prepare Justice - Confidence in the Judiciary, an Essential Value of the Rule of Law”

Augustin LAZĂR
(Former Prosecutor General of Romania)

"History Did Not End, But Freedom Will Prevail Every Time"

Roza Otunbayeva
(Former President of Kyrgyzstan)

“The Growing Importance of Cities and their Role in defending Western Democracy”

Jan Vapaavuori
(Mayor of Helsinki)

“30 years After the Fall; Say No to New Walls”

Mukhisa Kituyi
(Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade & Development, UNCTAD)


Moses Cheboi
(Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya)

Zaza Tavadze
(President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia)

“Changes after Socialism in the Comparative Perspective”

Leszek Balcerowicz
(Former President of The National Bank of Poland)

"Making the case for Europe in the Age of Populism"

Seb Dance
(Member of the EU Parliament)


“European Countries and their Power over Economic Globalization”

Diego Trindade d’Ávila Magalhães
(Federal University of Goias (UFG), Brazil)

„United in Diversity, Divided in a Union. Past Trials, Current Challenges, Future Prospects“

Andreas Pottakis
(Ombudsman of Greece)

“We Must Not Play with History”

Ferenc Gyurcsány
(Former Prime Minister of Hungary)

„Society, Economy & Banks – 1862, 1962, 2022“

Christian Leitz
(Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS)


Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

„The Berlin Wall Trail is the Model for the Iron Curtain Trail - a Ride in History, Politics, Culture and Nature“

Michael Cramer
(Member of the EU Parliament)

"The fall of the Berlin Wall and its Consequences on the European Union"

Michèle Alliot-Marie
(Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France)


“The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Building Global World”

Hrant Bagratyan
(Former Prime Minister of Armenia)

"Artificial Intelligence and Internet Governance - Implications for Freedom, Security and Prosperity"

Ronja Kemmer
(Member of the German Parliament)

“Scandlines: The Freedom to Travel”

Søren Poulsgaard Jensen
(CEO Scandlines Group)

“30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, what prospects for our strategy and architecture of security in Europe ?”

Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam
(Member of the French Senate)


"The Fall of the Berlin Wall as a New Era in Eastern Europe"

Hovhannes Igityan
(Member of Parliament of Armenia)

"The Fight for European Freedom During the Baltic Revolutions in 1989"

Emanuelis Zingeris
(Member of Parliament of Lithuania)

“Bridges between Germans, Europeans and Citizens of the World"

Maria Joao Rodrigues
(President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies)

“Not the End of History but a Turning Point”

Bertel Haarder
(Senior Danish Minister)


“Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial - Diplomacy of Remembrance”

Maria Ossolinska
(Head of Diplomacy of Remembrance Department at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum)


“Berlin Wall 30
From the Divided to the City of Freedom”

Sophio Katsarava
(Chairperson of Foreign Relations Committee, Parliament of Georgia)

"Freedom of Movement and Brain Drain in the EU- Addressing the Challenge at all Levels"

Emil Boc
(Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

“Border Walls, Identity Walls and the Need for Windows of Dialogue”

Luk Van Langenhove
(Founding Director of UNU-CRIS)


“Unity Over Fear”

Wilmot Collins
(Mayor of Helena, Montana)

„Dynamics of Walls and Boundaries – Never as Intended but Inspire Change“

Rita Kieber-Beck
(Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Liechtenstein)

“Is building Walls an Answer to a European Identity Crisis? The Importance of Culture and to making the EU an Opportunity for the European Citizens and its Economy”

Valérie Gomez-Bassac
(Member of the French National Assembly)

“Something is There, that doesn't Love a Wall”

Lena Nazaryan
(Vice President of National Assembly of Armenia)


„The Fall of the Berlin Wall and International Law“

Mauro Politi
(Former Judge International Criminal Court)


"New Walls Made of Old Bricks"

Ranko Krivokapić
(Former President of the Parliament of Montenegro)

"The Military, an Agent of Cultural Diplomacy"

James B. Peake
(US Army General; Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs)


Social Activity

“Could Berlin Philosophy Prevail?”

Suat Caglayan
(Deputy Mayor of Izmir)


“It's not about the Wall. It's s about Freedom”

Lora Vidovic
(Ombudswoman of Croatia)

“The Berlin Wall @30: A Call to Action”

Celina Caesar-Chavannes
(Canadian Member of Parliament)


"Falling Walls – Cultural Heritage and Innovation made in Berlin"

Judith Bunting
(Member of the European Parliament)

“Boundaries in Space, Time and Human Minds”

Dainis Turlais
(Former Mayor of Riga)

''Three Walls''

Kati Piri
(Vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats
European Parliament)



“Berlin - from Divided City to Development Cooperation”

Alex (Lekso) Aleksishvili
(Chairman of the Board, Policy and Management Consulting Group, PMCG)

“Brexit and its Implications for the Peace in Ireland”

Joseph O'Reilly
(Member of the Irish Senate)

Giorgi Tchigvaria
(Mayor of Kutaisi City Municipality)


Kindiki Kithure
(Deputy Speaker of the Senate Kenya)

“The Wall”

Guillfred Besaril
(Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba)


Social Activity

Social Activity

Social Activity