Tues Apr 2


19:00

Meet and Greet

10:30

Future-proof Urban Space and Innovation in Housing – (Central) European Trends

Nora Daphne Fanderl
Academic Associate
URBACT (TBC)

Ivan Tosics
Vice Chair
European Network of Housing Research (TBC)

Wed Apr 3


09:00

YLF Opening Speech

Katalin Novák
Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs (TBC)

09:15

Welcome Message from the Organisers

09:15

How to get funds for your ideas?

Edit Székely
Chair
Marie Curie Alumni Association (TBC)

Antje Schlamm
Head of Section - Baltic States, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), (TBC)

10:30

Break

10:40

Leadership Seminar Part I

How to (re)gain trust in the era of uncertainty?

Attila Süle-Szigeti
HR Head
Still

12:00

Lunch

13:00

How democratic is e-democracy? Digital innovation and political participation in the 21st century

Dr Ralf Lindner
Coordinator for Technology Assessment and Governance
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (TBC)

Philip Boucher
Senior Researcher
European Parliamentary Research Service (TBC)

Mete Coban
Chief Executive
MyLifeMySay

Alessandro D’Onofrio
International Relations Manager
Antall József Knowledge Centre

14:20

Break

14:30

Workshop

How does fake news affect our political behaviour?

Milos Gregor
Researcher
International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University

17:00

Leadership Seminar Part II

How to impress someone in an elevator?

Attila Süle-Szigeti
HR Head
Still


Preparation for the Three-Minute Challenge

Thurs Apr 4


09:30

Leadership Talks Series

Dr Zoltán Cséfalvay
Senior Scientist
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

11:40

Lunch

12:30

Three-minute Challenge/Elevator Pitch

14:30

Evaluation and Closing Remarks

17:00

Opening Remarks

HE Péter Szijjártó
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

17:15

Opening Lecture

18:00

Cultural Programme

18:40

Reception

09:10

Opening Speech

Ákos Kara
State Secretary
Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary (TBC)

Fri Apr 5


09:30

Keynote Speech

Innovative Digital Solutions in the 21st Century – Possibilities and Requirements in the Visegrad Region

09:50

Panel I

Innovation Driven Solutions for an Interconnected Visegrad Region and Beyond

Frank Schneider
Head of Communication Unit
Interreg Central Europe Program (TBC)

Balázs Rákossy
Minister of State for the Utilisation of European Union Funding
Ministry of Finance of Hungary (TBC)

György Bacsa
SVP Strategy and Business Development
MOL Group, Hungary (TBC)

Karol Okoński
Secretary of State
Ministry of Digital Affairs of Poland

Artur Bobovnický
Director of Department of Innovation and International Relations
Slovenská Inovačná a Energetická Agentúra, Slovakia


Questions for Discussion

  • Grassroot vs. top-down initiatives. How can governmental initiatives contribute to the development of research-based enterprises in the region?
  • Central Europe: an upcoming research hub of the 21st century – a dream or a possibility?
  • How could connectivity help the development of Central European R+I based companies?
  • Different stakeholders with one goal. What would be the ideal, most beneficial division of the EU’s different incentive actions and smart regulation on diverse – national, sub-regional, regional – levels?
  • Positive examples – where to look for inspiration?

11:00

Break

11:20

Keynote Speech

Rickard Damm
Head of Zone
Telia Company (TBC)

11:40

Panel II

Our House, Our Castle – A European Home in the 21st Century

Kimmo Rönkä
Future Living Specialist
Housing Fair Finland Co-operative

Matthias Wolff
CEO
LUPUS Electronics (TBC)

Dr Akira Maeda
Program Officer/Research Supervisor, Department of R&D for Future Creation
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Matthew Evans
Executive Director
TechUK

Rickard Damm
Head of Zone
Telia Company (TBC)


Questions for Discussion

  • In what ways can a smart home be beneficial for our everyday life?
  • How does sustainability intertwine with the building and planning process of a smart home?
  • What is the ground for privacy issues regarding integrated home systems?
  • How do digital homes influence our work/life balance?
  • What is the role of a sustainable neighbourhood in the creation of smart homes?

13:10

Lunch

14:10

Keynote Speech

Brian Matthews
Head of Transport Innovation
Milton Keynes City Council

14:30

Panel III

The Balance between Tradition and Innovation – City, Suburbs, and the Countryside

Zuzana Nehajová
Head of InnovEYtion Centre
Ernst&Young, Prague

Dr Zoltán Cséfalvay
Senior Scientist
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Brian Matthews
Head of Transport Innovation
Milton Keynes City Council

Stefan Webb
Digital Transformation of the Planning System
Future Cities Catapult

Dr Zoltán Cséfalvay
Senior Scientist
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Hugo Poelman
Scientific-technical Support Officer
DG REGIO,, European Commission (TBC)


Questions for Discussion

  • What role can smart transportation have in the optimisation of the three living spaces? How to “beat” the system of time- and energy consuming individual transportation?
  • The complementary/competing nature of different living environments in the Visegrad Countries – the quest for harmonious and sustainable solutions (Living conditions, pollution, life-expectancy at birth, self-perceived health).
  • Is there an optimal ratio for demographic division among habitation environments? How to boost a balanced distribution of residences and workplaces?

15:40

Keynote Lecture

Different Paths to Regional Integration and Development: The Experience of the GCC

Dr Ebtesam Al-Ketbi
President
Emirates Policy Centre

16:10

Break

16:30

Keynote Lecture

Jamie Shea
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
NATO

16:50

Panel IV

Securing our Democracies in the Digital Realm

Csaba Krasznay
Professor, Cybersecurity Academy
National University of Public Service

Dirk Pilat
Deputy Director
OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (TBC)

Jamie Shea
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
NATO


Questions for Discussion

  • How can we protect elections from hackers?
  • Fake news and its effect – are there ways to stop it during election campaigns?
  • Which platforms promote informed electorates in the Visegrad and European countries?

18:00

Closing Remarks

18:20

Reception

A Glimpse into the Future