International conference on revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe
Organised by the Romanian Foundation for Democracy, headed by Romania’s former president Emil Constantinescu, the conference aims to mark two decades since the Romanian Revolution of December 1989.
Taking the floor at the conference are prominent leaders of the revolutions which led to the collapse of totalitarian regimes in an area situated between the Berlin Wall and Siberia, between Central Europe and Central Asia and between the Baltic Sea and the Balkans, as well as a range of political personalities who led the transition process of Central and Eastern Europe.
Some of the participants in the conference are dr. Zhelyu Zelev, Bulgaria’s president between 1990 and 1997, leader of the anti-communist movement of Bulgaria, Jan Carnogursky, first prime minister of Slovakia (1991-1992), anti-communist dissident, signatory of the Charter 77, Arnold Ruutel, president of Estonia (2001-2006), Petru Lucinschi, president of Moldova (1996-2001), Gheorghe Duca, president of the Academy of Sciences, Republic of Moldova.
The debates are held under the form of six round tables, focusing on Engaged intellectuals and the collapse of the communism in Eastern Europe, Political elites involved in the reforms of 1989 in Eastern Europe, the Specificities of the Romanian Revolution – mass uprising and bloody repression, the Romanian Exile and the Romanian Revolution, Radios of the Free World and the Romanian Revolution, Process of the Romanian Revolution, Anti-communist resistance and anti¬Causescu dissidence.