Slovenia and Austria as Partners for the Western Balkans

Symposium of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, the Diplomatic Academy, the Slovenian Research Institute in Vienna and the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana

Date: Monday, 30 January 2006
Venue: Diplomatic Academy, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Vienna


9.30 Opening
Jiři Gruša, Director of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna

Erhard Busek,
Chairman of the IDM and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Johannes Eigner, Head of the Department for EU Enlargement, Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs

10.00 Introductory Remarks

Tania Friederichs, European Commission, DG Research

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-13.00 Perspectives of political co-operation

Moderation: Emil Brix, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / IDM

Ernest Petrič, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Austria
Valentin Inzko, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in Slovenia
Peter Kastelic, Central European Initiative (CEI) National Coordinator, Slovenia (tbc)
Dragan Barbutovski, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
Nikola Marjanović, Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, Belgrade/ Sava-Commission

13.00-14.00 Lunch
sponsored by the Austrian Control Bank

14.00-16.30 Cooperation in Science and Research

Moderation:Leopold März, University of Applied Life Sciences, Vienna /IDM
Gordana Prutki-Pečnik, head of the EUREKA/FP6 Office,
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Zagreb
Manfred Horvat, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Zvonko Bergant, Head of the Department for International Cooperation, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ljubljana
Ivan Rozman, Rector of the University Maribor, Vice-President of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (tbc)
Peter B. Mayr, The South East European Era-Net (SEE-ERA.NET)
Miroslav Polzer, Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office, Ljubljana

16.30-17.00 Coffee break

17.00-17.30 Presentation of the Anton Gindely-Award
to Tamara Griesser-Pečar (in German)
Laudatio: Arnold Suppan, University of Vienna

Conference Language: English


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inserted by Florian GRUBER on 2006-01-23 11:41:34