Seminar: Current Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe

The aim of this meeting is to analyze the the social and economic crisis in the CEE countries, to identify differences and common characteristics regarding the old EU member states and to summarize common experiences.

Full title of the seminar:

“The Current Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe – Political, Social and Economic Links – From the Leftist Point of View”



The Society for European dialogue (Spolecnost pro evropský dialog (SPED)) in cooperation with transform! Europe.

We will provide simultaneous translation in English, German and Czech.


Date and Conference Venue

13th and 14th June 2009 in Prague,

Hotel Belvedere, tr. M. Horákové 19, Prague 7



13.6.2009 from 8.30 am

In order to make sure that all technical and general organizational issues are fulfilled, we would like to kindly ask you to inform us about your participation as soon as possible. or

Cell phone: 0042 0 602 214 977


The participants of this work meeting will be representatives of the so called traditional or old EU member states as well as of the new member states from Central and Eastern Europe. We expect to host apx. 50 participants from Czech Republic and abroad.

The thematic program will be structured as follows:

– economy

– social situation of the societies in CEE countries

– political situation and the position of the Left with regard to to the crisis

– debate on whether there is a common leftist vision regarding the social development and the alternatives.

We are convinced that your participation would contribute to a deeper and more diverse analysis from different points of view. That is why it would be a pleasure for us to welcome you at this seminar.