The Political Network for Values (PNfV) will be helding the IV Transatlantic Summit on the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest during the 18 and 19 of November. The Summit will bring together a hundred of political representatives and civil-society leaders from Europe, America and Africa.
According to Lola Velarde, Chief Executive of PNfF, “the topic of this edition will be ‘Freedom at stake: building and strengthening a pro-freedom agenda globally’, it appears as an answer to the deep concern over growing threats to basic fundamental liberties, in and from the Western World”.
She adds: “freedom of religion, thought, education and expression among others are being threatened by a new subtle tyranny that legally condemns divergence; that is why we consider it necessary to build and strengthen alliances between those willing to heavily defend our liberties”.
The first Transatlantic Summit was held in the United Nations headquarters in New York in 2014, it was followed by the second in the European Parliament Brussels in 2017 and in the Capitol of Colombia, Bogota in 2019, among other regional summits.
Velarde states that the main objective of the summits is to “promote a space of encounter between political representatives from countries on both sides of the Atlantic to exchange reflections, policies and best practices and promote an agenda for the common good on the basis of transatlantic dialogue on shared values. These shared values refer to non-negotiable principles like the respect for human dignity, defense of life and the right to fundamental freedoms”.
Among those who have already confirmed their presence as speakers, can be counted: Marlena Maląg, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy of Poland; Milan Krajniak, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of Slovakia; José Manuel Restrepo, Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia; Angela Gandra, National Secretary of Family of Brazil; Tristan Azbej, Hungarian Secretary of State for Aid to Persecuted Christians; Jaime Mayor Oreja, Former Minister of Interior of Spain; and the host, Katalin Novák, Minister of Family of Hungary and President of the PNfV.
Also Santiago Abascal, founder and president of Vox party of Spain; Maria Corina Machado, founder and president of Vente Venezuela party; Jose Antonio Kast, founde od Republican Party and candidate for the Presidency of Chile; Ryszard Legutko, co-chairmen of the Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) in the European Parliament; Hermann Tertsch, MEP and Vice-President of the European-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat); Senators Maria del Rosario Guerra of Colombia; Rónán Mullen of Ireland and Amy Sinclair of the United States; the Members of Parliament Lourdes Méndez Monasterio of Spain, Chrisantus Wamalwa of Kenya and Stjepo Bartulica of Croatia.
And Eduardo Verastegui, actor, film director and producer; Valerie Huber, promoter of the Geneva Consensus Statement and special representative for global women’s health in the Trump administration; Haley McNamara, director of the International Center on Sexual Exploitation; John O’Sullivan, president of the Danube Institute; Grégor Puppinck, president of the European Center for Law and Justice; Obianúju Ekeocha, president of Culture of Life Africa; Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International; and Ignacio Arsuaga, CEO of the CitizenGo platform, among others.
And from civil society: Eduardo Verastegui, actor, film director and producer; Valerie Huber, promoter of the Geneva Consensus Declaration and Former Special Representative for Global Women’s Health during Trump’s administration; Haley McNamara, director of the International Center on Sexual Exploitation; John O’Sullivan, president of the Danube Institute; Grégor Puppinck, president of the European Center for Law and Justice; Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International; and Ignacio Arsuaga, CEO of the CitizenGo platform, among others.
If you wish to participate, ask for information and request your registration by sending an email to: [email protected]