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President FAAE

Dr. Ashot Grigorian, DrSc

CONTACT

FORUM OF ARMENIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF EUROPE (FAAE)

Krajna 86
821 04 Bratislava
Slovakia
Office tel: +421 2 4820 2310
e-mail: faae@faaeurope.eu

FORUM ARMENIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF EUROPE

7TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

BRATISLAVA – SLOVAKIA

MAY 29 – 30. 2008

90TH ANNIVERSARY OF CREATION OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

10TH ANNIVERSARY FOUNDATION OF FORUM ARMENIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF EUROPE

PROGRAMME

29 May, 2008

9:00 Registration of participants
10:00 The blessing of Father Barsegh and Father Andreas and the opening of Conference
GRETINGS: Ashot Grigoryan – FAAE president; Arshaluis Chknavoryan – Advisor of UN Secretary General; Pavel Kandrach - The Ombudsman of Slovak Republic, Armen Harutyunyan – The Ombudsman of the Republic if Armenia; Ashot Hovakimyan – The Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in Austria, Hungary, Slovak and Czech Republics.
10:30 Speech: Ashot Grigoryan – The Strategy of Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe and perspectives of development
10:50 Discussion
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Speech: Armen Harutyunyan – Republic of Armenia after Presidential Elections 2008
11:50 Discussion
12:10 Speech: Toros Sagheryan – The approach of Armenia to Diaspora and its Consequences
12:30 Speech: Armen Zatikyan – Armenia-Diaspora Relations and Perspectives of Co-operation in this New Situation
13:10 Discussion
13:30 Dinner, rest
14:30 Speech: Kiro Manoyan
14:50 Discussion
15:15 Speech: Arshaluis Chknavoryan – Was Armenian Massacres of 1915 a Genocide? According to UN Convention, it was.
15:35 Discussion
16:00 Conference Summary
16:15 Rest
17:30 Visit and honouring of the Armenian Monument in Bratislava dedicated to the victims of 1915 ArmeniaGenocide
18:30 Concert – Small Philharmonic Hall of Slovakia Eurasia orchestra of the Forum Armenian Associations of Europe Conductor: V.Khachatryan, Soloist: Sergei Khachatryan (violin)
20:00 Solemn supper dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia and 10th anniversary of the Foundation of the Forum Armenian associations of Europe (the dinner is served with the sponsorship of Ashot Grigoryan, Chairman of the Forum Armenian Associations of Europe).

 

30 May, 2008

BUSINESS CONFERENCE
10:00 Meeting of Armenian Businessmen with Slovak Businessmen
MEDIA AND CULTURE CONFERENCE
10:00 Speech: Levon Muradyan
10:20 Discussion
10:40 Speech: Arakel Petrosyan
11:00 Discussion
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Continuation of sitting, Speech: Tigran Harutyunyan
11:50 Discussion
12:15 Dinner and Rest
14:30 ROUND TABLE
“Community issues and analyses” with the participation of the representatives of Europe’s Armenian Communities
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 GENERAL MEETING
Summing up of the Conference results and announcement of the Declaration
17:00 Closure of Conference