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Network of European Studies in Southeastern Europe

6th Conference – 29-30 January 2004


Co-organized by the Bulgarian-Romanian Interuniversity Europe Center (BRIE) and the University of Rousse

Conference Venue: University of Rousse




Thursday, 29th January


7.00 p.m.  

Opening of the Conference with a dinner

Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt (Director, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Bonn)

Mrs. Eleonora Nikolova (Mayor of the city of Rousse)

Prof. Dr. Marko Todorov (Rector, University of Rousse)


 Friday, 30th January 2004


9.00 a.m.   

Morning Session

Workshop "The European Perspectives of South Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region”


Workshop Part I: “ The EU Constitution”

Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt (Director, ZEI Bonn)

„Bulgaria and Romania on the eve of their EU membership“

Dr. Emil Mintchev (ZEI, Bonn)

Prof. Dr. Marius Spiridon (Vice-Director, European Institute, Bucharest)

Keynote Speaker: S.E. Dr. Harald Kindermann (Ambassador of F.R. Germany in Bulgaria)

3.00 p.m.      

Afternoon Session

Network Activities Report, Dr. Emil Mintchev (ZEI Bonn)


Workshop Part II: “The EU perspectives for the Western Balkan and the Black Sea Region”

Prof. Dr. Huseiyn Bagci (Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

Dr. Rafael Biermann (ZEI Bonn)

Oleg Kokoshinsky (Vice-President of the Atlantic Council Ukraine, Kiev)


“ The Euroregion on the Danube Bridge”

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Popescu (Director, BRIE Giurgiu)

Roumen Januarov (Governor of the Province Rousse)

8.00 p.m.

End of the Conference with a dinner



Saturday, 31st January 2004


8.30-9.30 a.m.

Meeting of the working group “Europe at Schools

Departure of the Participants