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Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)

11 -12 October, Erste Campus, Vienna

Draft Programme

 
    Thursday, 11 October 2018
 
09:00  Departure from the hotels to the Meeting of the Troika
09:45  Departure from the hotels
09:30  Meeting of the Presidential Troika and the European Parliament
Erste Campus  
10:15  Meetings of the political groups
Erste Campus
11:00  Coffee break
11:15  Opening session
Erste Campus/Grand Hall

Welcome adresses:
Mr Wolfgang Sobotka
, President of the National Council
Ms Inge Posch-Gruska, President of the Federal Council

Introductory remarks:
Mr Andreas Schieder
, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council
Mr Reinhard Eugen Bösch, Chairperson of the Defence Committee of the National Council

Mr David McAllister, Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament

Introductory Statement via Live Video Connection:
Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Short Debate
12:15  Lunch at the conference venue
13:30  Session 1: Security, Migration and Control of External Borders
Erste Campus/Grand Hall

Chairperson:
Mr Reinhard Eugen Bösch, Chairperson of the Defence Committee of the National Council

Introductory statements:
Mr Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General at the Federal Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Austria

Mr Berndt Körner, Deputy Executive Director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency FRONTEX

Ms Melita Sunjic, longstanding employee of UNHCR and Director of Transcultural Campaigning

Debate
15:00  Family photo and coffee break
15:30  Workshops
Erste Campus

Workshop A: The Future of the Nuclear Deal with Iran following the USA´s Withdrawal
Erste Campus / Executive Meeting Room 2.13

Moderator:
Ms Ana Gomes
, Member of the European Parliament

Introductory Statements:
Mr Cornelius Adebahr,
Independent Political Analyst, Berlin, and Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie Europe, Brussels
Mr Stephan Klement, Special Advisor for the Iran Task Force at the European External Action Service (EEAS)

Workshop B: Facilitating Military Mobility in the EU within the Framework of PESCO
Erste Campus/Grand Hall

Moderator:
Mr Fabio Massimo Castaldo
, Member of the European Parliament

Introductory Statements:
Mr Pedro Serrano
, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
Ms Margriet Drent, Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael

Workshop C: OSCE a Key Partner in the East West Dialogue
Erste Campus/ Executive Meeting Room 2.14

Moderator:
Mr Ioan Mircea Pascu
, Member of the European Parliament

Introductory Statements:
Mr George Tsereteli
, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Mr Christian Strohal, Austrian diplomat, Former Special Representative of the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship, Former Director of ODIHR, Ambassador
17:00    Return to the hotels
19:00  Departure for dinner
19:30  Visit of the State Hall of the Austrian National Library and official Dinner hosted by Mr Andreas Schieder, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr Reinhard Eugen Bösch, Chairperson of the Defence Committee

Venue: Austrian National Library, 1010 Vienna, Josefsplatz 1
22:30  Return to the hotels
Friday, 12. October 2018   
09:00  Departure from the hotels
09:30  Session 2: The European Contribution to the Improvement of the Political and Humanitarian Situation in Syria
Erste Bank Campus/Grand Hall

Chairperson:
Mr Andreas Schieder, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council

Introductory statements:
Ms Helga Schmid,
Secretary General of European External Action Service

Mr Jean-Louis de Brouwer, Director for MENA at the Commission's Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO)

Mr Salam Kawakibi,
Political scientist, Executive Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Paris

Debate
11:00  Coffee Break
11:30  Session 3: The European Perspective for the Western Balkans
Erste Bank Campus/Grand Hall

Chairperson:
Mr David McAllister,
Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament

Introductory statements:
Ms Karin Kneissl,
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic Austria

Mr Thomas Mayr-Harting,
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service (EEAS)

Ms Theresia Töglhofer,
Associate Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Debate
13:00  Closing remarks by the Chairpersons
13:30  Lunch at the conference venue
14:30  Departure of the delegations and transfer to the hotels