9 June, 2016 – 17:30 to 20:00
Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien

New borders in Central Europe? Governments in the region have responded to the current migration crisis with pronounced national solutions. How can civil society contribute to solving the crisis and at the same time facilitate the understanding across the borders? Experts from Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovenia will join the discussion titled Central Europe and the refugee question: Cooperation instead of confrontation?. The discussion is organized by Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik in Vienna in cooperation with GLOBSEC Policy Institute, EUROPEUM, CEU Centre for European Neighbourhood Studies, and University of Ljubljana.


  • Wolfgang Bogensberger, European Commission Representation in Austria
  • Herwig Hösele, Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich


  • Gabi Gőbl, Center for European Neighborhood Studies, CEU Budapest
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen, EUROPEUM, Prague
  • Marko Lovec, International Relations Research Centre, University of Ljubljana
  • Milan Nič, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava
  • Paul Schmidt, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik, Vienna


  • Vedran Dzihic, Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik

Please RSVP at [email protected] or 01/533 49 99 – 16

The invitation is available here in German.


Milan Nič

Head of Future of Europe Programme