PROGRAM OPEN UP, BRATISLAVA, 11 -14 JUNE 2006

Sunday 11th June

Arrival
16:30-18:00 Bratislava sightseeing (voluntary participation)
19:00 Informal dinner, Hotel Marrol's, hosted by Norwegian MoD

Monday 12th June

09:00 Welcome by Assistant Director General Kaare Helland-Olsen, Norwegian MoD and Director of Communication Division, Maros Kemeny, Slovakian MoD
09:15 Introduction to the seminar by Course Manager Katrine Adair, Director Media Lion.
09:20 'Under fire' - TV interviews with feedback
10:15 Break
10:30 'Under fire' - Realistic TV interviews with feedback
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Sharing and discussing media cases from each country
15:15 "NATO HQ Media Ops and Current PI Challenges" by Eric Povel, Netherlands Information Officer, NATO Public Diplomacy Division
16:30 Time on your own
17:30 Transport to Cerveny Camen Castle
18:00 Guided Tour in the Castle
Dinner hosted by the Slovakian MoD
22:00 Transport back to the hotel

Tuesday 13th June

09:30 "What does the media want from you?" by John Chisholm, Defence journalist
10:30 Break
10:45 'How have the participating countries organized their press and information office?' Each participant presents their organization and we discuss challenges.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Media Training
15:30 Break
15:45 Media training continues
17:00 Evaluation
Closing arguments
19:00 Dinner hosted by the Norwegian Ambassador, Ms. Brit LÝvseth

Wednesday 14thJune

Departure

USEFUL CONTACT INFORMATION:

Hotel Marrol's, Tobrucka 4, Bratislava, tel: +385 20 353462
Katrine Adair, Project Coordinator/Course Manager Open Up, mob: +47 90 83 37 16
Mr Zenon Mikle, Spokesperson for the Minister of Defence, MOD Slovakia / Coordinator Open Up, mob: 00 241903820823