DASICON2018 We need to talk about Europe! The European Union's Challenges & Opportunities Ahead.



The Diplomatic Academy is a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, in public service and in international business. The main training areas encompass international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages. Read more.

The City of Vienna is the seat of a number of international organisations and institutions, including the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). It pursues a large number of international activities to strengthen its international network of political, cultural and business contacts. Read more.

The European Commission is the EU’s politically independent executive arm. It is responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. The European External Action Service (EEAS), led by the High Representative, is the EU’s diplomatic service. It aims to make EU foreign policy more coherent and effective, thus increasing Europe’s global influence. Read more.

The Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs is known under this name since 1 March 2014. It is a department of the Austrian Federal Government and responsible for the country´s foreign policy, its diplomatic missions and relations to international organisations. As of 18 December 2018, Dr. Karin Kneissl is the Foreign Minister of Austria. Read more.

The Austrian Society for European Politics (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik/ ÖGfE) aims to promote and support information activities on European affairs in Austria. Based in Vienna, the Society is a non-governmental and non-partisan platform mainly constituted by the Austrian Social Partners and founded in 1991 at the initiative of Peter Jankowitsch, former Secretary of State for European integration. Read more.

The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy is a private non-partisan research institute established in 1996. The institute was founded by Austrian security experts as well as individuals involved in politics, economics and academia. It contributes to enhancing the knowledge and awareness of European and international policies and security issues in Austria. Read more.

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