Europe and Austria: The Shape of the Future?

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, IWM library
The Political Salon with Erhard Busek had to be postponed to May 18 for organizational reasons. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
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Europe is changing. Looking outwards, it has to operate increasingly as a global player; looking inwards, it needs to counter the centrifugal tendencies of some of its member states by strengthening regional cooperations. For a small country like Austria, the latter are crucial, but many neighbouring countries’ internal developments are putting a strain on their relations with Austria. Increasing nationalism informs many Central European countries’ responses to the challenges faced by Europe today. This Political Salon discusses strategies for Austria to play its European role in this the Central European region.

Erhard Busek
Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna; former Deputy Chancellor of Austria and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe

Christian Ultsch
Head, Foreign Politics Department, Die Presse

Miloš Vec
IWM Permanent Fellow; Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History, University of Vienna

In cooperation with Die Presse and generously supported by EVN