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Conference: The Prague Spring and the 1968 Invasion in an international context

The conference "The Prague Spring and the 1968 Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in an international context" organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the Prague House and the Czech Centre in Brussels took place on September 24, 2018 in Brussels.

The discussions reflected on the events of 1968 and what they mean for the Czech Republic and Europe today, the impact of these events on the regional cooperation after 1990 and the use of 1968 narrative in the current political and social discourse. 

The event featured HE Jaroslav Zajíček (Deputy Head of the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU), Lucie Čadilová (Head of the Delegation of Prague to the EU), Jitka Pánek Jurková (Director of the Czech Center Brussels), Petra James (ULB), Jakub Machek (Metropolitan University Prague), Gabor Egry (Institute for Political History in Budapest), Rick Fawn (University of St Andrews), Zuzana Poláčková (Slovak Academy of Science), Vít Havelka (EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy). Andrea Petö (Central European University), Michal Vít (Metropolitan University Prague) and Pavel Tychtl (European Commission) took on the moderation of the panel discussions. Zuzana Stuchlíková (EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy) closed the conference. 

Full report (PDF, 508 KB)

Complete live-stream from firstsecond and third panel can be found on Facebook as well as the pictures from the event.

The project was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the framework of public diplomacy projects within Czech foreign policy and international relations.

Author: Zuzana Stuchlíková, Head of Brussels Office, Europeum