Preserving the Lesson of the Iron Curtain International Workshop – programme

as of 4 July 2016

SUNDAY 10 July 2016

 Arrival and accommodation: hotel Marcinčák, K Vápence 609, 692 01 Mikulov,

  • 15.00   Meeting at Mikulov castle, refreshments
  • 15.30   transport by bus to the Path of freedom (Stezka svobody)


  • 15.30 – 18.30   Guided visit to the memorial to 54 victims of the Iron Curtain

    Miroslav Kasáček
    , chairman, civic association Paměť
    Luděk Navara, journalist and writer, civic association Paměť
  • 18.30 return to the hotel
  • 19.00 dinner

MONDAY 11 July 2016                   


  • 8.30   transport by bus to Mikulov castle
  • 9.00-9.30   Welcome and introduction of participants

    Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director, PEMC
    Ing. Roman Celý, Deputy Governor of the South Moravia Region
    Rostislav Koštial, Mayor of Mikulov
  • 9.30 – 11.00   Success story – How the Mikulov memorial was built

    Miroslav Kasáček, chairman, civic asosciation Paměť
    Ing. Tomáš Pilař – architect (TBC)
    Brigitte Ribisch, MA – Mayor of Laa an der Thaya, Austria
    Herbert Bauer – Deputy Mayor of Poysdorf, Austria
  • 11.00-11.30 coffee break
  • 11.30-12.30   Funding options for transregional and commemoration projects

    Monika Knettigová, Department for Regional Development, South Moravia Region (Interreg)
    Kateřina Hamplová, national coordinator, European Commission’s Europe for Citizens programme
    Miroslav Kundrata, Partnership Foundation, Czech Republic (TBC)
  • 12.30-13.30 lunch
  • 13.30 – 15.00   Working groups – potential projects and their executionwith the assistance of Ms Knettigová, Ms Hamplová and Mr Kundrata (TBC)Project ideas by participants are invited!
  • 15.00 – 15.30 coffee break     
  • 15.30 – 16.30   Summary of the working groups and conclusion

    Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director, PEMC
    Miroslav Kasáček, chairman, civic asosciation Paměť