Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) 2021

22  November 2021    1:00 pm CET

Recalibrating tomorrow's global value chains – prospects for CESEE.


Hybrid event: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Vienna) & Webex


Over the past three decades, the world economy was transformed by global value chains (GVCs), which proved an engine of economic growth and development. Deep integration into GVCs also benefited Central, Eastern and Southeastern European (CESEE) economies. In recent years, the pace of GVC integration seems to have lost some steam, however. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been yet another wake-up call highlighting the risks and benefits of increasing interconnectedness. Putting the spotlight on the CESEE region, the CEEI 2021 sets out to explore the following questions:

  • In times of crisis, does deep GVC integration amplify, or mitigate, swings in economic activity?
  • What should policymakers and businesses do to achieve and sustain a recovery and make GVCs more resilient?
  • What can we expect from structural shifts, such as the digital transformation of economies and the greening of production?

The Conference is organized by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The organisers will bring together high-ranking representatives from central banks, international organizations, industry and academia for two afternoons of insightful presentations and thought-provoking discussions.

Dates and times

Monday, November 22:        1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (CET)
               Dinner speech:        7:00 p.m. (CET)
Tuesday, November 23:       1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CET)

Conference agenda

The full conference agenda can be found here


Join us for this year's CEEI by registering under by November 15, 2021, at the latest. Please indicate whether you wish to attend the conference in person or online.

COVID-19 regulations

Please be informed that to enter the OeNB or any OeNB conference venue, all participants must provide proof of vaccination or immunity through recovery and must present a negative PCR test (valid for 48 hours).

In order to have a valid test result for the first day of the conference, we recommend that you take a test on Sunday, November 21. To be able to attend the second day of the conference, you may need to take another PCR test on Monday, November 22. PCR testing in Vienna is an option; please note, however, that it takes up to 24 hours for the results to arrive.