A day-long conference What can the Czech Republic and the European Union do to Address the Crisis in Tibet? Was held in Prague at the Senate of the Czech Republic on November 14, 2022. The conference was organized by the Czech Senate’s Vice-Presidents Mrs. Jitka Seitlová and Mr. Jiří Oberfalzer in cooperation with the Friends of Tibet Group in the Senate and the International Campaign for Tibet, Czechs Support Tibet, Sinopsis and European Values Center for Security Policy.
The Czech Republic currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The presidency rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency’s function is to chair meetings of the council, determine its agendas, set a work programme and facilitate dialogue both at Council meetings and with other EU institutions. The Czech presidency is from July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
A delegation of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile consisting of Youdon Aukatsang, Tenpa Yarphel and Wangdu Dorjee participated in the conference which had three sessions: The situation in Tibet; What can the European Union do to address the Tibetan crisis?; and The international perspective and the prospects for cooperation and partnership with Tibetans in exile.
The Tibetan delegation was scheduled to visit Lithuania, Sweden and the Netherlands after the Prague conference.