OSZE Podiumsdiskussion Migrationskrise 2017

Panel Discussion

The OSCE in the migration and refugee crisis

Date: 16 March 2017, 17h00-19h00

Location: Austrian Institute for International Politics (OIIP), Berggasse 7, 1090 Wien

The migration crisis had an important impact on the European Union but has also affected the
work of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its field missions
throughout the Western Balkans. How are migrations and comprehensive security challenges
related with each other in the agenda of the OSCE? What role can the OSCE play in migration
management in Europe and beyond? What challenges does the OSCE and Western Balkans
states face in their response to the migration crisis? What is the Austrian approach in this area,
considering that it assumes the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office in 2017? These questions and
others will be discussed. Also, a short presentation of a study carried under the auspices of the
Southeast Europe Association (SOG) in the framework of the German OSCE Chairmanship in
Office 2016 will be given.


17h00 Welcome
Amb. Johannes Kyrle, Secretary General of the Austro-French Centre

17h10 Keynote speech
Amb. Clemens Koja, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OSCE

17h30 Panel discussion
Tobias Flessenkemper, Board Member, Southeast Europe Association; Senior
Fellow & Balkans Project Director, Centre international de formation européenne
Vedran Dzihic, Senior Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Politics
Senada Šelo Šabić, Research Associate, Croatian Institute for Development and
International Relations
Florent Marciacq, Research Associate, University of Luxembourg; Chargé de
mission, Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe


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