Networking Meeting with International Organisations Operating in the CEI Area (Vienna, 30 May)
The Networking Meeting with International Organisations operating in the CEI Area is taking place after the 3rd CNC Meeting in Vienna on 30 May.
The event, which will be opened by the Secretary-General of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Amb. Michael Linhart, aims at strengthening the CEI’s relations with these Institutions. Prominent representatives of international organisations covering topics such as Migration & Anti-Corruption as well as Energy & Connectivity, will have the chance to exchange views during two panels respectively.
The first panel will concentrate on how to tackle the challenges in the field of migration and human rights and on identifying links to the topic of anti-corruption as well as possibilities for closer cooperation between regional and international organisations in these fields. The second panel will focus on developments on the energy market in Central Europe and its potential. Equally, the concept of cross-border connectivity, such as infrastructure and subsequent business opportunities, as a way of improving links within the Western Balkans and with the European Union will also be addressed in this panel.
On the occasion of the Meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the CEI will be signed. Both institutions have their regional focus on the Western Balkan countries and will strengthen their cooperation regarding migration issues.