Programs

Day 1 | 11th october

11:00 am
Arrival of delegations

3:00 pm
Delegates are asked to arrive

5:00 pm
Registration at the hotel, transfer to MonteCity Event Palace

7:00 pm
Opening, dinner at MonteCity Event Palace

Day 2 | 12th october

9:00 am
Opening speeches by major Hungarian politicians and church leaders

10:00 am
Plenary sessions

10:30 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am
Introductory Presentation: Church/Religious Aspects

11:30 am
Accounts by Middle Eastern Christian Church leaders

12:30 pm
Press conference: V4 + Church Leaders Lunch

2:00 pm
Panel discussions

1.    International Guarantees as Potential Means and the Foreign Policy of the EU with regards to the Fight against Persecution of Christians
2.    Possible Fields of Cooperation of State and Non-state Actors in the Fight against Persecution of Christians 
3.    Long term Perspectives of Co-habitation in Regions Afflicted by Persecution of Christians
4.    The Most Urgent Tasks in the Fight against Persecution of Christians
5.    International Role of the V4 Countries


4:00 pm
Coffee break

4:30 pm
Continuation of Panel Discussions

5:30 pm
Conclusions of Panel Discussions, Presentation of the Findings by the Chairs of the Panels (5 mins each)

6:30 pm
Transfer to the National Museum

7:00 pm
Visiting of the Exhibition ‘ Cross-in-fire’ (Kereszt-tűzben), Hungarian National Museum

8:00 pm
Dinner

Day 3 | 13th october

9:00 am
Plenary sessions: ’Christian Values in Foreign Policy Strategy’; ‘Added Value of State Level Engagement in the Aid to Persecuted Christians’

10:30 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am
Debate, Amendments to the Conclusions, Adoption of the Text

12:30 pm
Short Break

1:00 pm
Summary, Concluding Remarks by Deputy State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians

2:00 pm
Lunch

3:00 pm
Departure of Delegations

Conference Venue

Corinthia Hotel Budapest | Erzsébet körút 43-49., 1073 Budapest

Corinthia Hotel Budapest is within walking distance of several of the city’s most exciting attractions. The finest hotel in the heart of the city captures the city’s glamour and romance. Formerly the Grand Hotel Royal, we have transformed it to the highest standards of contemporary luxury, while retaining the beautiful historical features such as marble floors, a grand sweeping staircase and a stunning six-storey atrium. Customers could choose from 414 beautiful-appointed rooms including 98 executive guest rooms, 6 junior suites, 22 one-bedroom deluxe, 2 one-bedroom ambassador suites, 1 two-bedroom ultra-luxurious royal suite plus 26 Royal residences. The original Royal Spa has been given a new lease of life, remodelled as a luxurious and contemporary spa with a 15 metre pool.

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About Budapest

Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world. Despite its relatively small size, the country is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy).

The capital Budapest is a beautiful and exciting city, located in the heart of Europe often called as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”. The capital of Hungary offers you a wide range of sightseeing attractions and a spectacular panorama embracing the Danube. Its two sides, the hilly Buda and the flat Pest are connected by nine bridges. The historical monuments and the diverse city quarters reflect the city’s own 1 000 years old culture and history, the Buda Castle with the ancient town district; the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament and the Chain Bridge are the symbols of it. The city is full of cozy cafes, museums, galleries and restaurants not to mention the famous baths and pools. For further information please visit the official Hungarian touristic site Go to Hungary webpage.