The treaty of Passarowitz (today, Pozarevác, Republic of Serbia) was concluded 300 years ago in 1718 after the military victories of the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottoman Empire that originally started war on the Republic of Venice. After the first commemoration at the Michel Montaigne University in Bordeaux in June, another international conference was held by the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest on 27-28 September 2018. The papers given by the participants coming from Hungary, France, Turkey, Poland, Romania, Austria and Serbia emphasised the importance of both treaties concluded at the same time. The actual peace treaty reflected the military situation, liberating the whole territory of the ancient Kingdom of Hungary from Ottoman occupation but rendering the region of Morea from under Venetian authority to that of the Turks. Apart from the diplomatic aspects of the negotiations, the speakers also underlined that the fate of Ferenc II Rákóczi and his fellow emigrants was also sealed by the treaty of Passarowitz. The second treaty concerned commerce and provided the Habsburg Monarchy with the same privileges that had only been granted to France in the previous period. The participants concluded that due to the political and commercial outcome of the peace treaty of Passarowitz, it should be considered as important as those of Westphalia and Utrecht.
The organization of the Commemorations of 300 Years of Passarowitz Peace Treaty had the participation of Dr. Tóth Ferenc, member of Hungarian Academy of Science and also member of the Scientific Council of Places of Peace Route.