26th May 2010

15:30 Registration

15:30-16:00 Official Opening
Paloma Biglino, Director, (CEPC)
Carlos Carnero, Special Ambassador for the EU, Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Head of the Office of Representation of the EU Commission in Spain
Eduardo Manzano Director, (CCHS)
Carlos Closa Montero Professor, (IPP-CSIC)

16:00-17:30 Opening conference
Pablo de Greiff (ICTJ, New York) What does Europe have to do with Transitional Justice?

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

18:00-20:00 Session 1: Perpetrators and criminal justice (Amnesty, lustration, vetting)
Chair: Carlos Closa Montero (IPP-CSIC)
Yves Beigbeder (Webster University, Geneve) Prosecuting collaborationism
Vello Pettai (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg/University of Tartu) Dealing with the Post-Soviet Past: Explaining Divergent Lustration Policies in the Baltic States
Discussant: Jessica Alqmvist (UAM)

20:30 Dinner

27th May 2010

9:00-11:00 Session 2: Victims: rehabilitation, reparations and restitution
Chair: Jessica Almqvist (UAM)
Peter Romijn (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation) Rehabilitation, reparations and restitution programmes after WWII
Roman David (Newcastle University) Treatment of victims in post-Communists countries
Discussant: Felipe Gómez Isa (Universidad de Deusto)

11:00-1130 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30 Session 3: Awareness and memory: education, museums and archives
Chair: Carlos Thibaut (UC3M)
Lavinia Stan (St. Francis Xavier University) Access to the Archives in East European Countries
Clara Ramírez Barat (ICTJ, New York) The role of museums of memory in promoting awareness about the past in the European Union
Discussant: Francisco Ferrándiz (ILA-CSIC)

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Session 4: Symbolic politics: commemorations, homages, remembrance
Chair: José Álvarez Junco, (Professor, UCM)
Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University) Symbolic politics in Southern Europe
Andrejs Plakans (Iowa State University) A double totalitarian past. The case of Latvia
Discussant: Paloma Aguilar Fernández (CIS-UNED)

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-19:15 Session 5: Framing European Identity in relation to its recent past: Public Discussion, History and Denial
Chair: Clara Mapelli (Sudirector CEPC)
Klaus Bachmann (University of Wroclaw) Explaining changes of Transitional Justice and public discourses on repressive past in five European countries
Claus Leggewie (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities -KWI, Essen) Historians role in the public debate about the European past
Carlos Closa Montero (IPP-CSIC) Negotiating the past: Claims for recognition and policies of memory in the EU
Discussant: Pablo de Greiff (ICTJ, New York)

20:30 Dinner