Europe Without Barriers and the Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS) are pleased to invite you to a public discussion and photo exhibit on May 16, 2013, in Prague on the subject of “EU Visa Policy in Eastern Europe and What Neighbors Can Do: The case of the Czech Republic.”
The discussion will be led by a panel of experts and accompanied by a photo exhibition: “Visas? What’s the reason?,” focused on the cases of high-profile Ukrainian journalists, civic activists, intellectuals, academics and athletes who faced serious difficulties in obtaining visas for traveling to the EU.
Venue: Černá Labuť, Na Poříčí 25, 8th Floor, Prague 1
Date: May 16, 2013; 2:30pm to 4:30pm
The issues to be discussed include:
Schengen visa policy: what works, what doesn’t
Benefits and costs of the “border revolution”
The case of the Czech Republic as a Schengen state: Visa issuance in Eastern Europe and the world
What can be delivered to make a visa-free Europe a reality?
Oleksandr Sushko, Europe Without Barriers, Ukraine
Iryna Sushko, Europe Without Barriers, Ukraine
Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, Institute of Public Affairs, Poland
Jeff Lovitt, PASOS