Timing: 18:00 - 21:00

The Council of Europe – still a Pan-European Platform?

still a Pan-European Platform?

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The Council of Europe, the oldest and most comprehensive organisation of European integration with 47 member states, celebrates its 70th anniversary in May. Therefore, DOC  together with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the European Society Coudenhove-Kalergi and the Paneuropa Movement Austria holds a panel discussion on the subject of

“70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe – still a platform for the Pan-European Dialogue?”

We cordially invite you to this event as well to the reception afterwards.

Welcome: Ambassador Emil Brix, Director, Vienna School of International Studies

Key Note: Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe 1999 – 2004, Deputy, Chairman of Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute

Panel discussion:

Jean-Christophe Bas, CEO of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, former Head of Policy Dialogue at the World Bank, Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation at the Council of Europe, Head of Strategic Development and Partnerships at the United Nations of the Alliance of Civilizations, and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute in France.

Emil Brix, director of the Diplomatic Academy and former Austrian Ambassador to London and Moscow.

Wendelin Ettmayer, Austrian diplomat and former member of Parliament, former Ambassador to the Council of Europe and before Ambassador to Finnland, Estonia, Canada and Jamaica.

Alexander Orlov, Russian diplomat and former Ambassador to France and the Council of Europe.

Stefan Schennach, Austrian politician from the Social Democrat Party, previously of the Green Party, member of the second chamber of the Parliament (Federal Council) and member of the Austrian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, member of the Bureau of the Assembly and Chairperson of its Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development.

Moderation: Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, President of the European Society
Coudenhove‐Kalergi, a diplomat of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Ambassador to the Holy See, former Ambassador to the Council of Europe and the European Union.

The event will be followed by a reception.


Vienna, Austria

Favoritenstraße 15a

Please register on the webpage of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna 



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