November 2 (Thursday)
  • arrival Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca/Klausenburg
  • registration and accommodation
  • dinner
November 3 (Friday)
  • 8:20-9:00 breakfast
  • 8.30-9.15 registration
  • 9:15-10:30 opening session
    Chairman: Lehel István KOVÁCS, Conference Vice-President, Bolyai Initiative Committee

    • 9:15-9:25 Greeting of László SÓLYOM, President of the Republic of Hungary, conveyed by
      Áron CSEH, General Consul of the Republic of Hungary, and
      Péter HANTZ, Conference Vice-President
    • 9.25-9.30 Greeting of the
      Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, conveyed by Tibor T. TORÓ, Member of the Romanian Parliament, DAHR
    • 9:30-9:35 László TÕKÉS, President of the Hungarian National Council of Transylvania
    • 9:35-9:40 Gabriella PÁSZTOR, State Secretary,
      Romanian Ministry of Education and Science
    • 9:40-9:45 Lisa HEILBRONN, Officer in Charge, Embassy of the United States of America, Honorary President of the Conference
    • 9:45-9:50 Greeting of Szilveszter VIZI, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, conveyed by Szilveszter FEKETE, Bolyai Initiative Committe
    • 9:50-9:55 Greeting of Georg WINCKLER, President of the European University Association, conveyed by Róbert LEDÉNYI, Hungarian Student Union from Kolozsvár
    • 9:55-10:00 Indrei RATIU, President of the Ratiu Family Foundation
    • 10.00-10:05 Smaranda ENACHE, Co-President of the Pro Europa League
    • 10:05-10:10 Tibor PÓSA, President of the Union of Hungarian Student Organizations in Romania
    • 10:10-10:15 Greeting of Kinga GÁL, Member of the European Parliament, conveyed by László NAGY, ERGO Association
    • 10:15-10:25 Béla MARKÓ,
      President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (DAHR), Deputy Prime-Minister of Romania

    • 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

  • 11:00-12:40 Presentation of the Education Systems of the European National Communities
    Chairman: Miklós BAKK, Bolyai Initiative Committee

    • 11:00-11:25 University of Santiago de Compostela, E
    • 11:25-11:50 Tartu University Narva College, Ee
    • 11:50-12:15 Cardiff University, Gb
    • 12:15-12:40 Free University of Bozen, I

  • 13:00-14:30 lunch
  • 14:30-18:00 Presentation of the Education Systems of the European National Communities
    Chairman: Péter HANTZ, Conference Vice-President, Bolyai Initiative Committee

    • 14:30-14:55 University of Tetova, Mk
    • 14:55-15:20 Sami University College, No
    • 15:20-15:45 State University of Comrat, Md
    • 15:45-16:05 Selye János University, Sk
    • 16:05-16.15 Coffee Break

    • 16:15-16:40 University of Újvidék/Novi Sad, Srb
    • 16:40-16:50 Hungarian-language Education in Transylvania
    • 16:50-17:00 Babes-Bolyai University, Ro
    • 17:00-17:10 Sapientia University, Ro
    • 17:10-17:20 Partium Christian University, Ro
    • 17:20-17:30 Medical and Pharmacy University of Marosvásárhely/Târgu-Mures, Ro
    • 17:30-17:40 Coffee Break

    • 17:40-17:50 University of Dramatic Arts of Marosvásárhely/Târgu-Mures, Ro
    • 17:50-18:00 Protestant Theological Seminary, Ro
    • 18:00-18:10 Hungarian Technical-Scientific Society of Transylvania, Ro
    • 18:10-18:20 University of Helsinki, Fi (conveyed)
    • 18:20-18:30 Mondragon University, E (conveyed)
    • 18:30-18:40 University of Barcelona, E (conveyed)

  • 19:00- 20.00 dinner

November 4 (Saturday)
  • 8:30-9:00 breakfast
  • 9:00-12:00 Parallel Sessions
    • 1. Validation of Common Interests and the European Charta of Minority Language Higher Education
      Chairman: Barna BODÓ, Head of the Scientific Committee
    • 2. Universities of National Minorities and the Bologna process
      Chairman: Lehel István KOVÁCS, Conference Vice-President

  • 11:45-12:00 Coffee Break

  • 13:00-14:00 lunch
  • 14:00-18:00 free program / afternoon cultural program
  • 18:00- banquet
November 5 (Sunday)
  • breakfast and departure

Scientific Program

The scientific program will include plenary, invited and contributed talks.
Plenary presentations will be allotted 25 minutes.
Please allow time for discussion during your presentation. It is very
important to keep to the allotted speaking times.
We ask each University to prepare a presentation for Session 1 (25
minutes) and to contribute to the discussions in Sessions 2 and 3 in
about 10 minutes.

Abstracts and Proceedings

The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 25, 2006.
Abstracts of max. 1 full A4 page should be sent by e-mail to in Word Document format.
The abstracts will be distributed at the Conference.
Contributed papers - the printed version of the oral presentation - will be included in the Conference Proceedings to be published.