Egils Levits will take part in a number of discussions about society’s psychological resilience, multilateralism, use of technologies in strengthening of democracy, future of NATO and European Union, and other topics.
During his working visit, the President of Latvia Egils Levits will also meet with President of the Landtag of Bavaria Ilse Aigner, give a speech ‘Democracy in the digital age: threats and opportunities. European and constitutional policy perspectives’ at the Ludwig Maximilian University and meet with the Latvian diaspora in Munich.
The President will hold several bilateral meetings at the Munich Security Conference, including with representatives from Facebook, Google and Microsoft to discuss international regulation issues in the digital world.
Thursday, 13 February
10:30 – arrival at the Landtag of Bavaria, signing of the Guest Book
10:35 – meeting with the President of the Landtag of Bavaria Ilse Aigner
15:15 – President of Latvia Egils Levits gives lecture ‘Democracy in the digital age: threats and opportunities. European and constitutional policy perspectives’ at the Ludwig Maximilian University
18:00 – Meeting with members of the society on restoration of Richard Wagner house
Friday, 14 February
11:30 – panel discussion ‘Building Societal Resilience in the European Neighbourhood’ organised by BMW – Herbert Quandt Foundation
14:00 – Munich Security Conference opening ceremony
15:00 – bilateral meeting with Jared Cohen, CEO, Jigsaw
15:30 – President makes speech at the panel discussion ‘Baltic US Military Presence: Deterrent or Provocation?’
17:30 – panel discussion ‘Westlessness in the World: Multilateralism in a Changing International Order’
18:30 – townhall on the Future of Disinformation
Saturday, 15 February
9:00 – bilateral meeting with Nick Clegg Vice-president for Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook
10:30 – bilateral meeting with Annette Kroeber-Riel, Head of Europe, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google
11:00 – bilateral meeting with Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft
15:00 – townhall on Artificial Intelligence
16:30 – bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski
19:00 – President takes part in project Cassandra public discussion together with author of several books Stephen Greenblatt
20:00 – President of Latvia Egils Levits attends formal dinner hosted by Minister-President of Bavaria
Sunday, 16 February
9:30 – panel discussion ‘Eurovision Contest: A Europe That Protects’ (part 1)
10:30 – President makes speech about the role of strategic communication in the modern world
11:30 – panel discussion ‘Eurovision Contest: A Europe That Protects’ (part 2)
13:00 – Munich Security Conference closing ceremony
14:00 – President of Latvia Egils Levits meets with Latvian diaspora of Munich. Meeting with Latvian Culture Society of Munich ‘Namejs’, Children’s School Jumis and Munich Mixed Choir ‘Laima’. Discussion on business networking project ‘Visste Community Munich’ launched by a Latvian Kristīne Alberta.