Invitation to Town Hall Conference „Cities and the Rule of Law“ (June 29, 2022, Red Town Hall, 14:00 – 19:00)

EU4Law Town Hall Conference – Cities and the Rule of Law

June 29, 2022, Red Town Hall, Louise-Schroeder-Saal

in collaboration of Berlin Senate Chancellery and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

We are delighted to invite you to the EU4Law Town Hall Conference – Cities and the Rule of Law on June 29, 2022.  

The conference will discuss the implications of the shortcomings of the rule of law for the local level and allow for an exchange of experience in order to reflect upon what needs to be done in the future, e.g. through civic education or more direct connection between cities and federal states and the European level.

Input for the debate will be given by various experts from administration, academia and civil society from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Berlin.

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / 14:00 – 18:15 (followed by a reception)

Venue: Louise-Schroeder-Saal, Red Town Hall (Rathausstr. 15, 10178 Berlin) 

If you wish to attend, please register here

14:00 – 14:10 Ms. Ana-Maria Trăsnea, State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation, Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship, Democracy Support and International Relations –Welcoming Address
14:10 – 14:15 Dr. Claudia Matthes, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (EU4Law Project) – Opening Remarks
14:15 – 14:45 Mr. Roman Szełemej, Mayor of Wałbrzych (Poland) – Keynote Speech on the Meaning of Rule of Law for Local Administrations
14:45 – 15:30 Session 1: Rule of Law, Finances and Local Budgets, opening inputs from Ms. Hana Marvanová, Prague City Council (tbc) and Mr. Olaf Osica, Head of the Strategy and Analysis Office of City of Warsaw Office
15:30 – 16:15 Session 2: Judicial Systems and Their Relevance for Public Administration, opening input from Dr. Gülçin Coşkun, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:15 Session 3: Strengthening the Rule of Law through Civic Education, opening inputs from Prof. Aldona Wiktorska-Święcka, University of Wrocław and Annegret Wulff, Managing Director of MitOst
17:15 – 18:00 Session 4: Local Administration in Collaboration with the EU, opening input from Dr. Benedek Jávor, Head of Representation of the City of Budapest in Brussels
18:00 – 18:10 Final Remarks by Dr. Claudia Matthes
18:15 Reception