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Programme outline 2020

We plan to structure the C4E Forum 2020 similarly to agenda from previous year as this wat the event offers an engaging blend of practical parallel sessions, workshops, high-level plenaries, a slot for DIY sessions and plenty of social and networking opportunities around it all.

Below is an outline of how the programme will be structured (possible alteration and changes)



21 April
22 April
23 April
24 April





Preconference events (tbc)

Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast

Panel sessions #1

Panel sessions #3

Check-out + optional Bran Castle trip (tbd)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break Coffee break Departures

Panel sessions #2

Panel sessions #4

12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch

Workshops #1

by Sponsors/Contributing Partners

Workshops #3 

by Sponsors/Contributing Partners

15:15-16:15 Arrivals and check-in

Workshops #2

by Sponsors/Contributing Partners

Workshops #4 

by Sponsors/Contributing Partners

16:15-17:00 Welcome coffee  Coffee break Coffee break

Opening high-level ministerial plenary


Second plenary 


DIY sessions
19:00-20:30 Dinner Dinner  Dinner

Welcome cocktail


Free networking

+ karaoke (tbc)


Closing talk & party 



    Parallel program in smaller break-out groups           One program for all participants      


Short description of the topical blocks in the programme outline:


Plenaries are the only two times when all C4E participants come together in “plenary” fashion and are addressable all at once. High level Speakers from CEE countries and EU, international institutions are invited and moderated to discuss an important matter of relevance for the region. 


Welcome coctail is the first informal meeting of all participants after the Opening plenary and dinner where the floor is also given to the Sponsors for short introduction. 


Panel Sessions are parallel topical sessions created by the OC basing on the presentations provided by the Participants. Depending on the number of presentations submitted by the Participants there might be even 5 sessions taking place at the same time in different small conference rooms. Usually there are 3 short (12 min) presentations on a specific topic within the session which is moderated by a Panel Leader (who also earlier helps the Presenters to create the best possible presentations). Since the time secured for each panel session is 90 minutes - the half of the time remaining after the presentations are done is reserved for engagement with audience and break-out work. 


Workshops are slots in the programme prepared by Sponsors and Contributing Partners. OC strongly encourages the Sponsors to prepare a workshop on an important topic and to avoid product-related PR. Workshops take 60 minutes and sponsors may join forces and host a workshop together. 


DIY session is a 2 hour slot on Thursday afternoon which might be used as the Participants to organise e.g. juggling workshop, jogging team run etc. Together withthe venue the OC ususally provides access to bikes or other equipment or suggests possible active ways of spending this time. 


Closing talk is usally a short talk on broader topic given by inspirational/motivational speaker (in format similar to TED talks). 


Parties (and karaoke) - an important part of the programme (and networking) - no explanation needed