Prof. Dr. Melanie Sully
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Programme for Good Governance Conference Chisinau

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the International Department of the City of Vienna, the Institute for Go-Governance, the City of Chisinau and the Assembly of European Regions are the main partners with others for this annual event to be held this year in the Moldovan capital.

Good Governance Conference Series, Black Sea Region

May 23, 2014

 Good Governance and a Sustainable Democracy

City Hall, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

                

Partners

Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs www.bmeia.gv.at

International Department of the City of Vienna www.wien.gv.at

Institute for Go-Governance, Vienna www.go-governance.com

City of Chisinau, www.chisinau.md

Assembly of European Regions www.aer.eu

Plus

Local and international cooperation partners eg: Local Universities, NGOs, Austrian Development Cooperation, Kulturkontakt, EUBAM, Odessa

Contact:

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This conference continues the successful series started in Odessa in May 2011 which continued to Tbilisi (2012) and Istanbul (2013) initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs with the support of the international department of the City of Vienna and organised by the Go-Governance Institute. These events bring together academics, experts, diplomats, civil society representatives from different countries of the EU and the wider Black Sea Region to look at the state of play on democratic culture and governance, progress made and challenges. Each year there is a special theme and also press conference to present a book dedicated to topics concerned with the good governance series which stem from the discussions.

The conference will explore the role of good governance in consolidating reforms and building a sustainable democracy and analyses the contribution of different policies eg regional, cultural, people-to-people, environmental issues, media, citizen participation, European integration, parliamentary democracy, soft diplomacy etc. We aim to look not just at examples of so-called bad governance but also to focus on progress made and real good governance as well as mechanisms for faster implementation. The exchange of know-how and best practices between experts and academics gives the conference series an important scientific dimension.

Conference language. English

Press Conference: English/Romanian

Conference Programme

Friday May 23 Good Governance Conference: the Black Sea Region

9.00 Registration Meeting Hall, Chisinau City Hall, 83 Stefan cel Mare si sfant Ave

9.30 Mayor of Chisinau,  tbc

Deputy Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Moldova, Iulian Groza

Ambassador Dr Martin Eichtinger, Director General for Cultural Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

 

9.50 Panel I Chair Prof Dr Melanie Sully, Executive Director, Institute for Go-Governance, Vienna

Dr Jakub Forst-Battaglia, Director, Austrian Cultural Forum, Kiev, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs,  “Civil Society and Sustainable Change in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989-2014. Political and Cultural Challenges”

Ambassador Jennifer Brush, Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, “5+2 Process: challenges and achievements”

Oleg Smirnov, Director IDC, Simferopol, “New Reality for Crimeans: do they believe in improvements for good governance?”

Dr Sergii Glebov, Assoc Prof Dept of International Relations, Mechnikov University Odessa “Ukraine’s integration choice and sustainability”

Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Strategic and Security Studies Group Ukraine, Kiev, “Ukraine, Romania and Moldova”

Q&A

11.15 Coffee

11.30 Panel II Chair Mariana Puntea, Senior Expert, Office for Cross Border Cooperation Programmes, State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova

Levan Kakhishvili, Researcher Tbilisi, “Georgia’s Political Transition”

Dr Kamal Makili-Aliyev Research Fellow, Centre for Strategic Studies, Baku, “Challenges for Good Governance in Azerbaijan”

Gevorg Melikyan, Chairman NGO “Alliance for Democracy”, “Democratisation and Civil Society in Armenia”

Q&A

(Press Conference)

12.45  Lunch invitation by the City of Vienna

 

14.00 Panel III Chair Prof Octavian Ticu, University, Chisinau

Anton Ivanesko, Assoc Prof, Dept of World History and International Relations, Southern Federal University, Rostov/Don, Russia, "Power and  Governance in the Russian Caucasus: challenges of traditionalism"

Stefan Ralchev, Programme Director and Policy Analyst, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Sofia “Bulgaria and Good Governance”

Assoc Prof Dr Hikmet Kirik, Political Science, Istanbul University, “Turkey’s Challenges”

Alexandru Coita, Foreign Policy Expert, Bucharest, “Transfer of Best Practices to the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries”

Dr Josef Mantl, Deputy Executive Director Institute for Go-Governance, Vienna and Al Gore Climate Leader and Alexandra Dancasiu, Project Assistant, Institute for Go-Governance Vienna. “Governance and a Sustainable Future”

Q&A

Concluding Comments: Ambassador Dr Michael Schwarzinger, Austrian Ambassador to Romania

See also information on Civic Moldova, 29.4. 2014

Information on homepage of Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, 12.5. 2014
Information on homepage of the City of Chisinau, 12.5. 2014
See Ambassador Martin Eichtinger on Twitter