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Agenda of REACT 2016

Monday 05. 09.

16:30 Opening Ceremony

Petar Ivanovic, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Montenegro

Robert Pszczel, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Belgium

Tore Andersson, Colonel, Defense Attaché, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Republic of Serbia

H.E. Krisztian Posa, Ambassador, Embassy of Republic of Hungary, Montenegro

Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Mayor, Old Royal Capital Cetinje

Aleksandar Dedovic, President, Expert Council REACT 2016, Montenegro

Family photo

17:00 Cocktail

17:15 - 17:30 Introduction REACT lecture

17:30 - 18:10 Lecture: “Montenegro – new NATO member”

Petar Ivanovic, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Montenegro

Moderator: Aleksandar Dedovic, Montenegro

18:30 Dinner

20:00 “Guvno session”

Movie night “There Is No Resurrection without Death”, powered by Montenegrin Cinematheque

Tuesday, 06. 09.

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 – 10:00 Panel I: “Region countries on the road to NATO”

Oliver Andonov, Professor, Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski”, Republic of Macedonia

Milos Solaja, Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Irina Rizmal, Senior Project Coordinator, “Center for European Atlantic Studies”, Republic of Serbia

Moderator: Eni Bullaj, Republic of Albania

10:30 – 11:00 Panel II: “Different aspects of NATO membership”

Tore Andersson, Colonel, Defense Attaché, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Republic of Serbia

Olivera Injac, Professor, University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro

Robert Mikac, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia

Ljubica Pendaroska, Euro Atlantic Council of Macedonia

Moderator: Dimitar Ivanov, Republic of Bulgaria

12:00 - 12:30 Lecture: “Public debate and decision making process about NATO membership in Montenegro”

Aleksandar Dedovic, Executive Director, ALPHA Centre, Montenegro

Moderator: Sona Trojanova, Slovak Republic

13:00 – 13:30 Panel III “Western Balkans between West and East”

Alesia Slizhava, University Francisco de Vitoria, Spain

Savo Kentera, President, “Atlantic Council”, Montenegro

Florin Groza, President, “Center for Balkan Strategies”, Romania

Moderator: Arbëresha Maloku, Republic of Kosovo

14:00 - 15:30 Lunch

16:00 - 17:00 “Guvno session”

Presentation of the book “The Montengrin varior tradition”, by author Branko Banovic, Director of regional Museum in Pljevlja, Montenegro

Moderator: Vladan Vlahovic, Montenegro

17:00 - 18:30 Football match “Balkan vs. Rest of the World” (REACT participants)

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Cultural program – presentations of countries

Wednesday 07. 09.

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00 Panel I “The role of CSOs in informing public about integration processes”

Milica Kovacevic, President, “Centre for Democratic Transition”, Montenegro

Monika Begovic, Vice President, “Atlantic Council”, Republic of Croatia

Nadica Stosic, President, “Initiative for integrations”, Republic of Serbia

Moderator: Markus Sattler, Federal Republic of Germany

10:30 - 11:00 Panel II “Membership to NATO: challenge or opportunity?”

Ranko Krivokapic, President, “Social Democratic party”, Montenegro

Miodrag Lekic, President, political party “Demos”, Montenegro

Moderator: Alessia Chiriatti, Italy

12:00 - 12:30 Panel III “The role of NATO in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia”

Brigadier General Giselle M. Wiltz, NATO HQ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Moderator: Marko Jovanov, Republic of Macedonia

13:00 - 13:30 Lecture: “NATO after Warsaw Summit“

Robert Pszczel, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Belgium

Moderator: Klaudia Rozek, Republic of Poland

14:00 - 15:30 Lunch

15:30 – 17:00 Free time

17:00 - 17:30 Lecture: “Negotiations with maritime pirates/terrorists”

Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor, Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Greece

Moderator: Anton Moldovan, Romania

19:00h Dinner

19:30 “Guvno session”

Presentation of the book ”Piracy as a new type of universal terrorism” by author Samir Hadzic, Assistant to General Director China Road and Bridge corporation Montenegro branch

Moderator: Jasmina Usainovic, Republic of Serbia

21:00 Cultural program – presentations of countries

Thursday 08. 09.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 Departure to Royal Town Cetinje

09:30 Arrival / Refreshment

10:00 - 10:30 Lecture: “Montenegrin history and tradition”

Lecturer: Boban Batricevic, historian

Moderator: Nikola Zirojevic, Montenegro

10:30 – 12:30 Royal Town Cetinje – city sightseeing

12:30 Departure to Kuk (panorama viewpoint)

13:00 - 14:30 Debate: “This House believes that decision about Montenegro membership to NATO must be developed by referendum”

Judge: Marija Dedic, Montenegro

14:30 – 15:30h Lunch / barbecue with young diplomats in Montenegro

15:30 Departure to hotel

16:00 Arrival at hotel

16:30 - 17:00 Panel I: “The Role of Visegrad Countries in supporting the Integration of the Western Balkans” (in partnership with GLOBSEC)

Erik Baktai, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

Jan Cingel, “GLOBSEC Policy Institute”, Slovak Republic

Martin Michelot, “Europeum“,Czech Republic

Moderator: Nemeth Ferenc, Hungary

18:00 Presentation of “Mediterranean Common House” by Guiseppe Papaleo, President and Pierpaolo Grezzi, Scientific Coordinator from “IASEM”, Italy

Moderator: Orkhan Bakhshiyev, Republic of Azerbaijan

19:00 Dinner

20:00 “Guvno session”

Movie night: “Njegos, one biography”, powered by Montenegrin Cinematheque

21:00 Cultural program – presentations of countries

Friday 09. 09.

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00 Panel I: “Different decision making processes towards NATO membership

H.E. Ferdinand Nagy, Ambassador, Embassy of Romania, Montenegro

Erik Baktai, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

Primoz Savc, Counselor, Ministry of Defense, Republic of Slovenia

Moderator: Marija Martinovic, Montenegro

10:30 - 11:00 Panel II: “Institutions in Montenegro are ready for Alliance”

Alma Adrović, The Head of the Directorate for NATO and the EU, Ministry of Defense, Montenegro

Jovana Bogojevic, Director, Directorate for NATO, Ministry for Foreign and European integrations, Montenegro

Moderator: Carlos Santiago, Spain

12:00 - 12:30 Lecture:“US policy towards Western Balkan countries”

H.E. Margaret Ann Uyehara, Ambassador, Embassy of United States of America, Montenegro

Moderator: Nikola Novak, Republic of Croatia

13:00 - 13:30 Panel III “The importance of cooperation with NATO in peacekeeping missions and emergency situations”

Svetozar Brajković, Colonel, Army of Montenegro

Mirsad Mulic, General Director, Directorate for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Interior, Montenegro

Moderator: Mileva Jovovic, Montenegro

14:00 - 15:30 Lunch

15:30 - 16:30 Break

16:30 Delivering the certificates to participants at REACT 2016 by Azra Jasavic, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Montenegro

18:00 - 19:30 Dinner

21:30 Niksicko party / farewell party

Saturday 10. 09.

08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 Departure of participants