The 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Charter of Paris provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the achievements and shortcomings of the implementation of the Paris approach of comprehensive, cooperative, equal and indivisible security. Against this background, we would like to discuss the reasons for the complex situation in Europe, different views on past and current challenges, options for pragmatic cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian space, and the role of the OSCE.
The event will be organized by the Federal Foreign Office and the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and technically hosted by the OSCE Secretariat. Representatives of OSCE delegations, institutions, field operations, the Secretariat, and academia, including members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, will be brought together to exchange their views and visions.
Key questions regarding the OSCE’s agenda will be discussed by an international panel:
- Dr Marianne von Grünigen, Ambassador (ret.), Switzerland
- Dr William H. Hill, Ambassador (ret.), Woodrow Wilson International Center, USA
- Ms Stephanie Liechtenstein, Journalist/Diplomatic Correspondent, Austria
- Prof. Andrei Zagorski, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Federation
Dr Reinhard Krumm, Head of the Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Vienna
Key questions include:
- What political conditions made the adoption of the Charter of Paris possible, and how have the current tensions and crises arisen?
- What are the obstacles to implementing a co-operative security order in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian space?
- What are the preconditions for achieving a regime of pragmatic cooperation in the OSCE area?
- Which strategies and initiatives promote pragmatic cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian area? How can the OSCE and its participating States contribute?
After a brief welcome by representatives of the Federal Foreign Office and the IFSH, each speaker will have 10 minutes for presentation. This is followed by questions, answers, and discussion with participants of the virtual meeting.
If you are interested in participating, please send your request to: Ms Nataliya Schapeler, Centre for OSCE Research (CORE), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org