The Political Network for Values [PNfV] will meet at Budapest on May 26 and 27 leaders and political representatives from 30 countries of America, Africa, and Europe in its IV Transatlantic Summit, to build an agenda that underpins human dignity, family and freedom.
The event, which will take place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has as its central theme “Freedom at stake: creating and strengthening an agenda in favor of freedom in the world”, and will bring together legislators, members of governments, political leaders and social groups that share common values.
“These values refer to non-negotiable principles required by respect for human dignity, such as the defense of life, family and fundamental freedoms,” explains Lola Velarde, executive director of the PNfV.
And she continues: “The objective of the summits convened by our Network is to promote a meeting between legislators and governments from various countries on both sides of the Atlantic, to strengthen ties, share experiences, exchange proposals and successful cases, and build an agenda for the common good by dialogue”.
The first Transatlantic Summit was held at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization, New York, in 2014; others followed at the European Parliament, Brussels, in 2017; and in the Capitol of Colombia, Bogotá, in 2019; in addition to other regional meetings.
For this IV Summit, the following have confirmed their presence as speakers: Ángela Gandra, National Secretary for the Family of Brazil; Tristan Azbej, Secretary of State for Aid to Persecuted Christians, from Hungary; Erwin Ronquillo, Secretary of Ecuador Grows Without Child Malnutrition; Keila Gramajo Vilchez, Secretary of Planning and Programming of the Presidency of Guatemala; Zsófia Rácz, Undersecretary of State for Family and Youth of Hungary; Balázs Dobos, Undersecretary of State for Economic Strategy of Hungary; Luis Antonio Lam, Ambassador of Guatemala to the United Nations; Jaime Mayor Oreja, former Minister of the Interior of Spain; and Valerie Huber, former Trump Administration Special Representative for Women’s Global Health and promoter of the Geneva Consensus Declaration.
Also, the members of the European Parliament Kinga Gál and Enikő Győri, from Hungary; and Margarita de la Pisa, from Spain; the national deputies Nacsa Lőrinc, from Hungary; Gudrun Kugler, from Austria; Anna Zaborska, from Slovakia; Chrisantus Wamalwa, from Kenya; Stephan Schubert, from Chile, and Stephen Bartulica, from Croatia; and Senators María del Rosario Guerra, from Colombia; Amy Sinclair, from the United States; Rónán Mullen, from Ireland; and Javier Puente, from Spain.
Confirmed as speakers from civil society: Eduardo Verástegui, actor, director and film producer; Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International; Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation; and Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Association for Conservative Principles, both from the United States; Alejandro Chafuén, International General Director of the Acton Institute; Paul Coleman, Executive Director of ADF International; Grégor Puppinck, President of the European Center for Law and Justice; Jesús Casado, General Secretary of European Family Businesses; Miklós Szánthó, Director of the Center for Fundamental Rights of Hungary; Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the National Front for the Family; and Ignacio Arsuaga, CEO of the CitizenGO platform.
As well as the academics Miklós Lukacs, a researcher at the San Martín de Porres University in Peru and the Mathias Corvinum Collegium in Hungary; Jay W. Richards, researcher at The Heritage Foundation, from the United States; and Christiaan Alting von Geusau, rector of the Catholic University ITI, in the Netherlands.
The event will be chaired by José Antonio Kast, founder of the Chilean Republican Party, former presidential candidate in his country and, since March, the new president of the PNfV.
Two days before, and within the framework of the Summit, the Youth Program will be held, in which politicians who are members of the Network will offer education and training to a small group of young leaders from 10 countries.
The PNfV is an international network of political representatives who promote and defend life, family, and fundamental freedoms. To learn more about the network visit our website www.politicalnetworkforvalues.org.