Spring Seminar 2023 & Friends of wiiw Anniversary Event

31  May 2023    10:00 am CEST

Ukraine and the Future of Europe + Friends of wiiw Anniversary Event (1 June)


Europahaus Wien, Linzer Straße 429, 1140 Wien


As keynote speakers we are happy to announce:

  • Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Action Center, Kyiv
  • Misha Glenny, Rector, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna

Other discussants:

  • Florian Bieber, Professor of Southeast European History and Politics, University of Graz
  • Maria Demertzis, Senior Fellow, BRUEGEL, Brussels
  • Caroline De Gruyter, Europe Correspondent, NRC Handelsblad, Amsterdam
  • Cengiz Günay, Director of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)
  • Claire Jones, Business Editor, Financial Times, London
  • Cathrin Kahlweit, Correspondent for Central and Eastern Europe, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Vienna
  • Miriam Kosmehl, Senior Expert Eastern Europe and EU Neighbourhood, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin
  • Paul Lendvai, Journalist & Author, Vienna
  • Veronika Movchan, Academic Director, The Institute for Economic Reseach and Policy Consulting - IER, Kyiv
  • Shalini Randeria, President and Rector, Central European University (CEU), Vienna
  • Debora Revoltella, Director of the Economics Department, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  • Helene Schuberth, Head of the Economics Unit, Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), Vienna
  • Sandra Švaljek, Deputy Governor, Croatian National Bank (HNB), Zagreb
  • Balázs Trencsényi, Professor, Department of History, Central European University, Vienna
  • Julia Wörz, Head of the CESEE Analysis Unit, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

On 1 June we will have our Friends of wiiw Anniversary Event with prominent experts from reknowned institutions in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe to celebrate 50 years of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).

As a highlight the Anniversary Event will include a small concert of 'The Silk Road Symphony Orchestra' conducted by Jan Moritz Onken.

Please find attached the preliminary programme of both events.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely,

For the President

Dr. Mario Holzner
Executive Director wiiw