08 December 2017
Hofburg Dachfoyer, Vienna, Austria
Mutually beneficial economic cooperation contributes to good-neighborly relations, confidence, stability and security, and it is therefore also a main focus of the work of the OSCE and its Economic and Environmental Dimension.
The high-level event brought policymakers, diplomats, scientists and business representatives together in order to discuss how to promote connectivity, strengthen economic ties and create new business opportunities despite current political tensions.
The panel discussed following questions:
© IIASA (L-R) Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO; H.E. Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission; Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan H.E. Kairat Abdrakhmanov speaks at the IIASA high-level session "Connectivity, Trade and Economic Cooperation within a Wider European and Eurasian Space"
Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO, speaks at IIASA high-level session on the margins of the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council
First row, left to right: H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus; H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan; H.E. Mr. Kairat Sarybay, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Austria – Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna / Chairperson of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Committee
“Family photo” of speakers of IIASA high-level session with participants of the International Youth Forum “Future of Eurasian and European Integration: Foresight-2040”
Attendees of the event included Heads of National Delegations to the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council, Ambassadors, representatives of the OSCE Secretariat and other international organizations, representatives of the business community and diplomatic corps in Vienna.
Recognizing the potential of youth to contribute to economic cooperation and sustainable economic development, the winner of the contest of the International Youth Forum “Future of Eurasian and European Integration: Foresight – 2040”, hosted by IIASA, reported on how young people can enhance connectivity and how they perceive opportunities for closer economic cooperation in the wider European and Eurasian Space.
Moderator: Thomas Seifert, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna
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Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space
24th OSCE Ministerial Council
04 Dec 2017 - 08 Dec 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
Vinokurov E, Balás P, Emerson M, Havlik P, Pereboev V, Rovenskaya E, Stepanova A, Kofner J, et al. (2016). Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space. Synthesis Report. In: Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space, IIASA, Laxenburg.
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