11th Central European Round Table (2015)

The PROGRAMME:

11th Central European Round Table 2015 – Programme FINAL

The participants:

11th CERT Vienna 2015 – List of Participants FINAL


DOWNLOADS:

Presentations “Round-up”,  24th October 2015:

11CERT – Presentation Vienna

11CERT – Presentation Czech Republic

11CERT – Presentation Czech Republic – Brno

11CERT – Presentation Hungary PM

11CERT – Presentation Macedonia

11CERT – Presentation Montenegro

11CERT – Presentation Serbia

11CERT – Presentation Bosnia

11CERT – Presentation Kosovo


Other presentations:

11CERT – Presentation European Migration Movements

11CERT – Authoritarian Tendencies in Hungary – Presentation PM

11CERT – Presentation Guide to EU Funding

 

PHOTOS:

11CERT24oktober2015_64_GruppenfotoTeilnehmerInnen
Participants of the 11th CERT.

11CERT22oktober2015_02_EuropeanMigrationMovements_PodiumUndPublikum
22nd October 2015:  Panel “European Migration Movements – choice or force?” in “Skydome” seminar center.

11CERT22oktober2015_05_EuropeanMigrationMovements_MonikaVanaSprechend
From left to right: Monika Vana (MEP), Katerina Kratzmann (IOM), Kathrin Heis (Grüne Bildungswerkstatt), Ferdinand Koller (“Bettellobby”).

11CERT22oktober2015_07_EuropeanMigrationMovements_FerdinandKollerUndMajaMoracanin
Ferdinand Koller (“Bettellobby”) and Maja Moračanin (DOM-Democratic Renewal of Macedonia).

11CERT22oktober2015_09_EuropeanMigrationMovements_GraphicRecordingZeichnung
“Graphic recording” with Veronika Götz.

11CERT22oktober2015_13_EuropeanMigrationMovements_WorldCafeTische
Discusssion in “world café” format. Several participants were actively helping refugees in their countries and exchanged their experiences.

11CERT23oktober2015_15_GrosserSaalLindengasse40
23rd October:  Politics in Central and South-East Europe: New Challenges” in Headquarter of Die Grünen Vienna, Lindengasse 40.
11CERT23oktober2015_16_MonikaVanaBegruessend
Ponika Vana introducing.

11CERT23oktober2015_17_BegruessungSaraswatiMatthieuEGP
Saraswati Matthieu (Belgium) speaking on behalf of EGP Committee.

11CERT23oktober2015_19_DiskussionDerErgebnisseDesVortags
Review on the outcome of yesterday’s discussion on migration movements.

11CERT23oktober2015_20_PraesentationZeichnungDesVortags
Markus Hafner-Auinger (Grüne Bildungswerkstatt) with drawing of yesterday evening.

11CERT23oktober2015_21_ErgaenzungDerZeichnungDurchVeronikaGoetz
Veronika Götz continuing “graphic recording”.

11CERT23oktober2015_23_TischNasihaPozderKlaraSvandovaTomiProsnik
Nasiha Pozder (Naša Stranka, Sarajevo), Klára Švandová (Strana Zelených, Brno) and Tomi Prosnik (Ruše/Slovenia).

11CERT23oktober2015_24_DiskussionAuthoritarianTendencies_MajaMoracaninUndZaklinaZivkovic
Panel “Authoritarian tendencies in Central and South-East Europe and their effects on local politics”:  Maja Moračanin (DOM) on Macedonia and Žaklina Živković (Zeleni Srbije) on Serbia. While DOM left the ruling coalition in 2014,  Zeleni Srbije is one of the very few non-nationalist voices in Serbia. Both parties have 1 Member in their National Parliament. 

11CERT23oktober2015_26_DiskussionAuthoritarianTendencies_InputGaborEroessFolieZuglo
Gábor Erőss of the Hungarian Green Party PM (Dialogue for Hungary) presenting features of the right-wing Orbán government in Hungary and alternatives on the local level where a PM district mayor is in office in Zugló, the 14th district of Budapest.

11CERT23oktober2015_28_DiskussionAuthoritarianTendencies_ZoltanZarandySprechend
Zoltán Zarándy, local assistant of MEP Tamás Meszerics from the Hungarian Green Party LMP-Politics can be different emphasizes the importance of education and cross-border solidarity.

11CERT23oktober2015_29_DiskussionAuthoritarianTendencies_ZoltanZarandyUndPublikum
The panel on authoritarian tendencies.

11CERT23oktober2015_31_DiskussionAuthoritarianTendencies_UlrikeLunacekSprechend
Ulrike Lunacek, Austrian MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament since 2014, stresses the importance of the struggle against right-wing tendencies in more and more EU countries and the role of NGOS and civil society.

11CERT23oktober2015_32_AuthoritarianTendencies_Arbeitsgruppe1
Discussion on strategies against authoritarian tendencies.

11CERT23oktober2015_34_AuthoritarianTendencies_Arbeitsgruppe3
Proposals are collected on flip charts.

11CERT23oktober2015_36_EnergizingImHof
Short break with “energizing”.

11CERT23oktober2015_38_AuthoritarianTendencies_BerichteAusArbeitsgruppeMartinDutkiewic
Presentation of results of the working groups.  Empowering citizens and trying to achieve and promote successes on the local level were among the proposals.

11CERT23oktober2015_40_AuthoritarianTendencies_Feedback
Discussions on the proposals presented.

11CERT23oktober2015_42_PraesentationGuideToEUfundingFolieEUbudget
Presentation of the Green “Guide to EU funding” by MEP Monika Vana.

11CERT23oktober2015_44_PraesentationGuideToEUfundingFragerunde
Various questions and comments on the issue of EU funds and anti-corruption.

11CERT23oktober2015_45_DiskussionCrossBorderCooperation_InputRobertGodina
Robert Godina (advisor on evaluation of EU projects in the Greens/EFA Group in the EP) giving an input for a brainstorming on further cross-border activities in the West Balkans.

11CERT23oktober2015_46_MarkusHafnerAuingerAnkuendigungExkursionMariahilferStrasse
Kathrin Heis and Markus Hafner-Auinger (GBW) announcing a guided walk on Mariahilfer Strasse pedestrian zone before dinner.

11CERT23oktober2015_48_AbendImKulturcafeTachlesKarmeliterplatz1
Dinner in Culture Café “Tachles” in the jewish quarter in Vienna’s 2nd district, hosted by Daniel Landau (Green candidate for the Municipal elections of 11th October 2015 and expert on education).

11CERT24oktober2015_49_DritterTagMitThemaGoodPractices_RathausTop24
24th October:  A day dedicated to “Good practices” and visions for a liveable city, in room “Top 24” of the Viennese Town Hall (Rathaus).

11CERT24oktober2015_52_GoodPractices_PraesentationStranaZelenychTschechienUndBrno
“Poster fair” presentations from the countries present:  Strana Zelených (Green Party of the Czech Republic) is part of the city governments in Prague and Brno.

11CERT24oktober2015_54_GoodPractices_PraesentationPMbudapest
Poster fair:  PM presentation about campaigns and activities in Budapest, particularly the 14th district Zugló.

11CERT24oktober2015_56_GoodPractices_PraesentationWienLinkeSeite
Presentation on “Good practices” in Vienna where a Red-Green city government was formed in November 2010 and a “remake” is negotiated after the municipal elections of 11th October 2015 where Die Grünen scored 11.84% of the vote (10 out of 100 seats in the City Assembly) and became strongest party on the district level in Neubau (district 7) and for the first time in Währing (district 18).

11CERT24oktober2015_58_GoodPractices_PraesentationSerbienMitZaklinaZivkovic
Poster fair:  Žaklina Živković about local politics in Serbia and Belgrade (where ZS has 2 district councillors).

11CERT24oktober2015_61_GoodPractices_PraesentationBosnienMitNasihaPozder
Poster fair:  Nasiha Pozder, Deputy Chairperson of “Naša Stranka” (“Our Party”) from Bosnia-Herzegovina presenting activities and successes in their stronghold Sarajevo.

11CERT24oktober2015_63_GoodPractices_RaumTop24
Good ideas are being spread and similarities discovered…

11CERT24oktober2015_66_MonikaVanaUndGerhardJordanMitWestbalkanGruenen
Officeholders of Green and progressive parties from countries of former Yugoslavia with Monika Vana and Gerhard Jordan, “founders” of the Central European Round Tables in 2005.

11CERT24oktober2015_67_EnergizingImRathaushof
Repeated “energizing” in the courtyard of Vienna’s Town Hall (built from 1872-1883).

11CERT24oktober2015_69_GoodPractices_PraesentationMontenegroFolien
Poster fair:  Presentation of PCG (Pozitivna Crna Gora/Positive Montenegro) – a Green Party represented in Parliament and in several municipal councils.

11CERT24oktober2015_71_GoodPractices_PraesentationMazedonienFolien
Presentation from Macedonia:  the Green Party DOM has 10 local councilors, among them one in the municipal council of Skopje and one in a district of Skopje.

11CERT24oktober2015_73_GoodPractices_PraesentationKosovoFolienUndDiskussion
Poster fair:  Hatixhe Latifi-Pupovci (3rd from left) and Kreshnik Ahmeti (right), municipal councilors in Prishtina, discussing their goals and achievements in the capital of Kosovo. Although participants are skeptical about some of the methods of “Vetëvendosje” (“Self-determination”) party, their commitment to anti-corruption is appreciated.

11CERT24oktober2015_76_VisionLebenswerteStadt_ArbeitsgruppeTschechischeGruene
Visions for a liveable city:  discussion in working groups.

11CERT24oktober2015_77_VisionLebenswerteStadt_ArbeitsgruppeMitMonikaVana
A working group with inputs from Vienna and Ghent.

11CERT24oktober2015_79_VisionLebenswerteStadt_ArbeitsgruppeMitGaborEroessPMundVVkosovo
Working groups with participants from Hungary and Ex-Yugoslavia.

11CERT24oktober2015_80_VisionLebenswerteStadt_ArbeitsgruppenberichtZaklinaZivkovic
Presentation of the first working group.

11CERT24oktober2015_81_VisionLebenswerteStadt_ArbeitsgruppenberichtSaraswatiMatthieu
Further reports show that the visions developed are quite similar to each other.

11CERT24oktober2015_82_VisionLebenswerteStadt_ArbeitsgruppenberichtKlaraSvandovaMichalBerg
Experiences from the Czech Republic (Klára Švandová and Michal Berg).

11CERT24oktober2015_84_GrafikerinVeronikaGoetzMitZeichnungVisionLebenswerteStadt
Synthesis of the working groups:  Veronika’s drawing showing the Green visions.

11CERT24oktober2015_87_AbschlussworteVonMonikaVana
Closing of the CERT:  Monika Vana reflecting on next steps and further cooperation.

11CERT24oktober2015_85_OesterreichischeTeilnehmerInnen
Austrian organizers and participants of the 11th CERT (from left to right: Markus Hafner-Auinger and Kathrin Heis (GBW-Austrian Green Foundation), Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel (newly elected Municipal Councilor in Vienna, European Network of Green Seniors), Monika Vana (MEP), Gerhard Jordan (local councilor in district 21 of Vienna, Floridsdorf; local assistant of Monika Vana), Heidi Sequenz (local councilor in district 22 of Vienna, Donaustadt).

 

FLIPCHARTS:   “Our vision of a liveable city”

Flipchart_VisionLiveableCity_1

Flipchart_VisionLiveableCity_2

Flipchart_VisionLiveableCity_3

Flipchart_VisionLiveableCity_4

Flipchart_VisionLiveableCity_5

Flipchart_VisionLiveableCity_6

GraphicRecording_VisionLiveableCity_DrawingByVeronikaGoetz

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