ECR Party

The AECR Prague Conference 2016 is live!

The AECR Prague Conference 2016 just started, you can watch us live: http://aecr.eu/livestream/

In 2009, the Prague declaration was adopted to serve as a fundamental manifesto to the new ECR Group in the European Parliament. Since then, the AECR has become the third largest force in Europe. This weekend the AECR meets again in Prague and gathers representatives of like-minded liberal-conservative parties, academics, experts, and other outstanding personalities to seek answers to the most pressing challenges and to set a new direction for Europe in changing times.


AECR Prague Conference 2016 Programme


10:00 – 10:15


Jan Zahradil MEP, President of the AECR, Czech Republic

Petr Fiala MP, ODS Chairman, Czech Republic


10:15 – 11:30

Session one: Consequences of the UK Referendum

Chair: Daniel Hannan MEP, United Kingdom

Hans-Olaf Henkel MEP, Germany

Roger Köppel, Chief Editor of Weltwoche, Switzerland

Marian Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, USA

Saqib Bhatti, President of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom


11:45 – 12:00

Keynote speech by: Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President Emeritus of the Migration Policy Institute, USA


12:00 – 13:30

Session two: Migration crisis and its effects on Europe

Chair: Jan Zahradil MEP, Czech Republic

Leon Levy, Associate, Eurasia Group, USA

Tomáš Pojar, Vice-President of the CEVRO Institute, Czech Republic

Alp Mehmet, Vice-Chairman of Migration Watch UK, United Kingdom

Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, United Kingdom


14:30 – 16:00

Session three: Current Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership

Chair: Alexandr Vondra, Director of Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations, Czech Republic


Frances Burwell, Vice-President, The Atlantic Council, USA

Daniel Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, USA

Ted Bromund, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, USA

Milan Račić, Business and Leadership Consultant, Croatia


16:00 – 16:15

CLOSING REMARKS: Daniel Hannan MEP, AECR Secretary-General, United Kingdom