LEFTIST ISLAND FESTIVAL 2021 FROM 3rd till 5th September

Horany/Hungary Regatta Leisure Center 2020

LEFTIST ISLAND FESTIVAL

11th version (Preliminary Program)

3-5 September 2021.

Horány, Parti út 16.

Regatta Leisure Center

3 September Friday

Registration at the entrance from 13:00.

Big hall lobby

13:45-13:55 Opening of the Social Science and Left Bookstore.

Opening by János Debreceni, SZAB activist. Bookstore manager: Zoltán Péntek.

Hall of Mirrors

13:55-14:15 Opening

Judit Róna Organisers for the Left (SZAB) activist, Attila Vajnai, President of the European Left Hungarian Workers Party 2006.

14:15-15:10 Migration as a compulsion. Exhibition based on Jean Ziegler’s book “Lesbos – the shame of Europe

Opening and introducton by Attila Piróth, translator of the book, Gábor Iványi, senior pastor of the Hungarian Evangelical Brotherhood.

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15:10-17:10 Migrants in Europe. Conference on migration

Facilitator:Attila Antal,an editor at Eszmélet (a leading a Hungarian quarterly journal for social critique).

Speakers: sociologist Attila Melegh, associate professor, Corvinus University, Attila Piróth, activist, Gábor Iványi, senior pastor of the Hungarian Evangelical Brotherhood, Maite Mola, Vice-President of the Party of the European Left (PEL).

17:10-17:30 Coffee break

17:30- 18:30 The responsibility of progressive intellectuals today

Introduced by János Debreceni, SZAB activist.

Speaker: György Tverdota, literary historian, professor emeritus (to be confirmed)

18:30-19:30 Dinner

Big Hall

19:30-22:00 Fifty years in the revolution. Life of Lajos Jungmayer (Mouksa) with his own musical illustration. Dialogue with the audience

(Highlights: 1961: the Berlin Crisis; 1962: the Cuban Missile Crisis; 1963: Kennedy assassination; 1964: the beginning of the Beatles era; 1965: the beginning of the Vietnam War; 1971-2021: personal memories and lessons for today.)

22:00-24:00 Film club. The Cambridge Analytica story (influencing the Brexit referendum)

4th September Saturday

Regsistration of new guest at the entrance from 8:30 am.

Great Hall

9:00-10:50 Winners and losers: covid, health, education, pensions, public services

Facilitator: Vera Zalka, SZAB activist.

Speakers: former national medical officer Ferenc Falus, László Kordás, President of the Hungarian Trade Union Federation, Mrs Istvánné Szöllősi, former president of the Teachers` Trade Union, Miklós Kis, business journalist of Mérce internet journal.

10:50-11:10 Coffee break

11:10-12:50 Future of Europe, social forums [World Forum, Prague Spring 2 (PS2) Network against Right Wing Extremism and Populism), Porto EU meeting, EU social pillar)

Facilitator: Mátyás Benyik, SZAB activist.

Speakers: Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Social Affairs, László Andor, former EU Commissioner, Maite Mola, Vice-President of the Party of the European Left (PEL), Leo Gabriel (Austria), IC member of WSF, Tord Björk (Sweden) Friends of the Earth activist and Mirek Prokeš (Czechia), PS2 Network activist.

With Zoom translation in English and Hungarian).

12:50-13:40 Lunch

14:00-16:00 New Cold War. Russian-American-Chinese relations with a Latin American Outlook

Facilitator: Peter Farkas, economist

Speakers: Alicia Elvira Corredera Morales, Ambassador of Cuban Republic, José Reinaldo Camejo Díaz, Ambassador of Venezuela,Party of the Maite Mola, Vice President of the European Left , Tamás Krausz, professor emeritus, historian, László György, historian, member of the Eszmélet editorial board, Annamária Artner, economist, college professor, Irina Leskova, peace activist (with English and Spanish translation).

16:00-16:20 Coffee break

Terrace

16:20-17:00 National and international antifascist commemoration

Chaired by Judit Róna and Vera Zalka, SZAB activists

Mihály Szűcs, Vice President of the Alliance of Hungarian Resistance Fighters and Antifascists (MEASZ), Maite Mola, Vice President of the Party of the European Left, Attila Vajnai, President of the European Left Hungarian Workers Party 2006.

17:00-19:00 Elections in Hungary in 2022

Zoltán Tóth, an election and administrative expert, talks to political scientist László Kéri and economist Mária Zita Petschnig.

19:00-20:00 Dinner

20:00-22:50 Film club Sufrageette. English historical drama, with Hungarian subtitles.

Introduced by János Debreceni, SZAB activist

Danube coast

From 22:35 Campfire and buffet

Firemasters: Péter Róna and Tibor Róna, SZAB activists.

5th September Sunday

From 8:00 Registration of new guest at the entrance

Great Hall

9:00-11:20 Extreme Right. European panorama, the situation of the Roma

Facilitator: György Droppa, SZAB acivist.

Speakers: Attila Vajnai, President of the European Left Hungarian Workers Party 2006, Vilmos Hanti, President of Alliance of Hungarian Resistance Fighters and Antifascists (MEASZ) and FIR, Aladár Horváth, President of the Roma Civil Rights Foundation, Maite Mola, Vice President of the Party of the European Left, Péter Cs. Kádár, activist.

11:2012:40 Pre-election 2021

Facilitator: Péter Ránki, journalist

Speakers: Attila Vajnai, President of the European Left Workers Party 2006, Peter Horgas (Civil Base) and Péter Cs. Kádár, activist.

12:40-12:50 Closing of the festival

Attila Vajnai, President of the European Left, Vera Zalka SZAB activist.

  1. Registration is required to participate in the event. Logistical information is as follow:
  2. Preliminary application with details of the days of participation and accommodation and catering requirements to Péter Róna ronapeter53@gmail.com +36/70/6148862.
    Volunteers are needed to help with entry, sound system, room organisation, photography, video, campfire, etc.

    Venue of the Festival: Regatta Recreation Centre, Horány, Parti út 16.
    Getting there: by long-distance bus from the Budapest-Ujpest city gate in Dunakeszi to the Horány ferry terminal (20 minutes), from there you can take the ferry to the island. From the ferry it is a 10-minute walk to the leisure centre. By car: the car and foot ferry from Dunakeszi or from Szentendre via the Tahi Bridge to Szentendrei Island Horány (via Leányfalu, Tahitótfalu, Szigetmonostor).

    Prices
    Total cost of participation: Friday-Saturday-Sunday (2 nights accommodation in 4-6 bedded rooms, 5 meals, resort fee + registration + room rental) is HUF 10,000.- (about EUR 30).
    For those who do not use the full service:
    Room rental fee: 500 HUF/day/person.
    Accommodation:
    1 bed: 15 000 HUF/night/person
    2 beds: 7500 HUF/night/person
    3 beds: 5000 HUF/night/person
    4 beds: 3750 HUF/night/person
    5-6 beds: 3000 HUF/night/person
    Tent pitch: 1000
  3. Preliminary application with details of the days of participation and accommodation and catering requirements to Péter Róna ronapeter53@gmail.com +36/70/6148862.

  4. Volunteers are needed to help with entry, sound system, room organisation, photography, video, campfire, etc.

    Getting to Regatta Recreation Centre, Horány, Parti út 16.: by long-distance bus from the Budapest-Ujpest city gate in Dunakeszi to the Horány ferry terminal (20 minutes), from there you can take the ferry to the island. From the ferry it is a 10-minute walk to the Regatta leisure centre.
  5. By car: the car and foot ferry from Dunakeszi
  6. or from Szentendre via the Tahi Bridge to Szentendre Island Horány (via settlements Leányfalu, Tahitótfalu, Szigetmonostor).

  7. After confirmation of registration, please transfer the room rental fee, accommodation and meal fees to the account of ATTAC Hungary Association:
    16200144-00025948 MagNet Bank

  8. Please write the names of the registered persons and the comment “Horány participation fee” in the field “Announcement”.

    You can register and pay cash on the spot, but in this case we cannot guarantee accommodation. Pre-registration will also significantly increase the availability of meals. If you wish to have a vegetarian meal, please let us know.

  9. Meals: all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are 1000 HUF/person/meal.

  10. Meals are only available on reservation. Cold buffet is available on site during the festival.


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