Conference in Germany Dedicated to Armenian Affairs

The Assembly of the Armenians in Europe (AAE)

Armenians at the end of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide
A conference to debate and discuss vital questions of Armenian national interests
in the Republic of Armenia & the Diaspora

Genocide and the demand for Reparations
Armenia-Diaspora relation
Regional developments

 (Duisburg, Dusseldorf)
4 – 6 March 2016թ.

Conference Address:
DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V.
Jugendherberge Duisburg-Sportpark
Kruppstraße 9
47055 Duisburg, Deutschland

 

The Assembly of the Armenians in Europe (AAE)

Armenians at the end of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide
A conference to debate and discuss vital questions of Armenian national interests
in the Republic of Armenia & the Diaspora

Genocide and the demand for Reparations
Armenia-Diaspora relation
Regional developments

 (Duisburg, Dusseldorf)
4 – 6 March 2016թ.

Conference Address:
DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V.
Jugendherberge Duisburg-Sportpark
Kruppstraße 9
47055 Duisburg, Deutschland

 

Friday, 4th March 2016

15.00  Opening Ceremony, registration    
16.00  Introduction: Garo Hakopian, president of the AAE addresses the participants

                                                                  First Session

16.10   Brief report on the Armenian communities of the countries in Europe. Azad Ordoukhanian (Germany),Mato Hakhverdian (Netherlands)
16.40   Armenian Community in Russian Federation, Anna Givargizyan, Publisher &   Editor-in-chief of «ZHAM» magazine
17.00   The situation of Armenian colonies in the Middle East, Israel and the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Minas Kojayian, Keghart.com electronic magazine editor
17.20     Javakhk Armenian and situation, Aghasi Arabian, president of the Union of Armenians of Javakhk.

17.40    Break

18.00    Screening of the "The role of memory in the identity protection" film, Film maker Ani King Underwood, England
18.30    Diaspora (Definitions, problems, and prospects of a peaceful future), Garo Hakopian, president of AAE.
19.00   Discussions on the issue
19:30    End of first session

                                                     Saturday 5th March 2016
                                                             Second Session

Diaspora – Armenia (Moderators: Dr. Raffi Bedikian, Yervand Khosrovian)
09.45    Introduction to second session, Connection via satellite from Armenia
        Speakers: Alek Yenigomshian, Harutyun Mesropyan

11.15    Break

11.40    The procedure and progress of the Question of Artsakh and the prospects of its peaceful solution, Manuel Sarkisyan, Armenia.

13.00 – 14.00   Lunch Break

                                                               Third session
                                                Turkey and regional developments
14 .00-15.00  21st-century geopolitical position and policy towards minorities in Turkey, Yetvart Ficicyan, Germany
15:00-16:15  The general policy of the Turkish government and Turkey's current situation, Karo Paylan, member of Turkish parliament
16:15-16:30  Coffee Break

                                                                 Fourth session
16:30    Armenian Genocide Reparations: legal impasses, avenues and challenges (in English, translation to Armenian), Raffi Kalfayan, former Secretary General  F.I.D.H. Raffi (Philippe) Kalfayan International Law Advocate-Counsel, Associate Researcher at CRDH/University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas, International Board Member and Former Head of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)

18:00  Armenian demands based on international law, Discussion, French Association of Armenian Lawyers (AFAJA) Co-Chairs Virginie DUSEN
18:45    Other  subjects proposed by the participants on specific and general themes
 of Armenian interest.  
19:30    End fourth session

                                                          Sunday 6th March 2016
                                                                    Fifth session
09.45  European Armenians communications and information networking, discussion, Jirayr Cholakian Paris, editor "NOR HARATCH"

10.30      Break

10.45   100th anniversary of Genocide – analyses of the efforts accomplished world-wide, and their political evaluation, AAE board members
13:00 -14:00  Lunch break
14.00 -15: 30    Final discussion of issues submitted, proposals, resolutions.
16.00      The conference closes.

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To register please contact:
Dr.Raffi Bedikian, mobile 00491714579813
mail: [email protected]
 

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