The results of the regional workshops will be further discussed in two workshops consisting of three breakout sessions and a plenary meeting, Another issue will be how civil society can continue the process and stay engaged in the future.


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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

By 18:00
Arrival at the Karl Renner Institute
Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf, Hoffingergasse 26, 1120 Vienna

Evening reception (cocktails & buffet)
Welcome words by representatives of ERSTE Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-
Stiftung, Karl Renner Institute, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe,
Integration and Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

09:30 – 12:30
Civil Society Workshop Part 1
Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf

Welcome words and introduction by Franz Karl Prüller, Chairman of the Board of ERSTE Foundation

Followed by three parallel breakout sessions

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch break
Restaurant of Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf

14:00 – 16:30
Civil Society Workshop Part 2
Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf

Reporting from the breakout sessions followed by a plenary session

Review of the day

Bus transfer to the evening event at the Ankerbrotfabrik
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna

Civil Society Forum

Bus tranfer back to the hotel

Thursday, 27 August 2015

16:00 sharp
Refreshments and briefing about TV-Show Vicinities Europe
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstraße 15A, 1040 Vienna

Recording of  Vicinities Europe TV Show

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Topic: “Future of the Balkan Youth”
Discussion participants: Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia, and Goran Svilanović, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, with young people from the Western Balkans

Bus transfer from Diplomatic Academy to restaurant

Farewell dinner
Glacis Beisl, Breite Gasse 4, 1070 Vienna

Free evening

Friday, 28 August 2015

Check-out and departure of guests