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Invitation to Public Discussion and Photo Exhibit: EU Visa Policy in Eastern Europe and What Neighbors Can Do: The case of the Czech Republic

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?

Panelists:

Oleksandr Sushko, Europe Without Barriers, Ukraine

Iryna Sushko, Europe Without Barriers, Ukraine

Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, Institute of Public Affairs, Poland

Moderator:

Jeff Lovitt, PASOS

Coffee, tea, water, juice and a light snack will be served. Please register via email: 

This event is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation, European Programme.