27 May 2020, 10.30 AM – 11.30 AM CET 

In order to join by ZOOM, please register here.

The event will also be live-streamed on GLOBSEC’s social media channels. 

Central European (CE) reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic were quick and assertive. Early lockdown measures and social distancing have proved to be effective. What are the other factors that may have influenced the success that CE countries have had in the first phase? What are the next steps to be taken? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. Thus, it also has an impact on the priorities of the Member States and the shape of European integration. What are the priorities of CE towards the next EU budget and economic recovery?  Where are the interests of Central European countries converge and where do they differ? How CE can shape the geopolitical agenda of the incumbent EU Commission? 


  • Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution at the Federal Chancellery, Austria  
  • Milena Hrdinková, State Secretary for European Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic  
  • Martin Klus, State Secretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Slovakia  

Led by: Alena Kudzko, Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Slovakia 

This online event is held in a framework of GLOBSEC’s series of actions under the campaign #Hub4Europe.