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Vienna Process 2019: Russia and the EU: Dialogue through Business and Civil Society Channels

  • Raiffeisen Bank International Am Stadtpark 9 1030 Wien (map)



The International Institute for Peace (IIP) in cooperation with the International Centre for Advanced and Comparative EU-Russia Research Vienna (ICEUR) cordially invites you to the ‘Vienna Process 2019’ on the topic:

Russia and the EU: Dialogue through Business and Civil Society Channels  

Date:                                 Monday Feb 4th, Tuesday Feb 5th, 2019

Time:                                 Feb 4th: 5 p.m., Feb 5th: 9.30 a.m.

Venue:                               Feb 4th:

Lehár Hall, Vienna City Hall

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1

1010 Wien 


Feb 5th:

Raiffeisen Bank International 

Am Stadtpark 9

1030 Wien


Registration:                    REGISTRATION COMPULSORY AT ICEUR

Please note: registration is only possible for the 5th due to exhausted capacity of participants for the 4th. For registration please send an email to


Feb 4th 2019

17.00 Cocktail Reception

Welcome addresses

Welcome addresses

Moderation: Hans-Georg Heinrich, Vice President, ICEUR

Erhard Busek, Former Vice Chancellor of Austria; Co-President, ICEUR

Hannes Swoboda, Member of EU Parliament, retired; President, International Institute for Peace, Co- President, ICEUR

János Balla, Foreign Policy Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Hungary

Johannes Eigner, Austrian Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Dmitrij Ljubinskij, Ambassador of Russia to Austria

Vladislav Maslennikov, Deputy Director of the Russian MFA´s Department of European Cooperation (DEC)

Emil Brix, Director, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Omar Al-Rawi, Member of State Parliament

19:00 Dinner Reception


Feb 5th  2019

9:30-9:45 Introduction

Martin Grüll, Member of Managing Board & Chief Financial Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International

9:45-11:30 Economics & Finance: Business as usual?

Moderation: Peter Havlik, Senior economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Igor Sekardi, Senior Expert on Foreign Trade, Federation of Austrian Industries

Aleksander Murychev Executive Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Oleg Vyugin, Former Deputy President, Central Bank of the RF, Chairman, Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board

Anton Tabakh, Chief economist at the credit rating agency Expert RA

Vladislav Inozemtsev, Director, Centre for Post-Industrial Studies, Moscow

Mikhail Krutikhin, Analyst, Rusenergy  


11:30-12:00  Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 Discussion


13:00-14:00 Lunch Break


14:00- 15:30  Civil Society and Civil Institutions: Russian and European Experience

Moderation:  Hannes Swoboda, Member of EU Parliament, retired; President, International Institute for Peace,  Co- President, ICEUR,

Franz Cede,  Former Austrian ambassador to the RF and NATO, Senior Advisor at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy /AIES/)

Andrey Kolesnikov, Senior Fellow, Chair of Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program, Carnegie Moscow Center

Nyuta Federmesser, Head Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care, Founder of the Vera Hospice Charity Foundation, Trustee at The Foundation for Palliative Care Education (PACED).

Olga Romanova, Director, Russia Behind Bars

Nikolay Petrov, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Political Science HSE

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break


16:00-16:30  Discussion


16: 30-18:00 New Challenges for Investigative Media

Moderation: Hans-Georg Heinrich, Vice President, ICEUR

Konstantin von Eggert, Deutsche Welle, Rain/Dozhd TV

Damyan Kudryavtsev, Vedomosti

Sofiya Izmaylova, The Insider

Natalya Frolova, Ekho Mosvky, Lithuania




Summary and Conclusion


18:20 Reception, RBI premises

Language: English

Concept by Ludmilla Lobova, Scientific Director and Vice President, ICEUR






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