The Shape of (Central) Europe 2018

22. November 2018

You are cordially invited to the Aspen Institute Central Europe annual conference The Shape of (Central) Europe 2018 / Kam kráčíš, Česko 2018, which we are co-organizing with the publishing house Economia, on November 22 in the Prague Crossroads.

The objective of the conference is to comprehensively assess the political, economic and social development of the Czech Republic in the context of Central Europe. We are following up on the successful conferences from the previous years and therefore building on the work of expert groups focused on Competitiveness, Quality of Governance, Education, Defense and Security, and Quality of Life. 

The expert studies have traditionally highlighted the most pressing issues in the individual areas and make recommendations for possible improvements.

Preliminary program here:



Registration is now closed.

Short videos here:

Competitiveness |  Quality of Governance | Education  Defense and Security | Quality of Life

A new feature of this year’s conference
is the presentation of the conclusions of expert groups in the Czech regions. Three regional debates (in Czech without translation) were held prior to the annual conference on the following topics:

September 4, 3:00 p.m. Ústí nad LabemEducation

September 26, 5:00 p.m. ZlínCompetitiveness (mobility)

October 10, 2:00 p.m. BrnoQuality of Governance (e-government)

The language of the conference is Czech with simultaneous interpreting into English. 

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