Emigration from Central and Southeast Europe

Kursnummer: 12520

Emigration from Central and Southeast Europe
Political and social consequences of depopulation
Can the process be reversed?

Seminar for journalists from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

When: Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:00-13:00
Where: Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English

Participation: by invitation only. For information: Mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at

                         

Background

Upon request of Austrian and Central European media representatives to create an informal regional platform/network of journalists, who could cooperate in the future, on common projects or simply by consulting each other on the latest developments in their respective countries, several organisations decided to support this initiative with a pilot seminar. This initiative aims at strengthening quality journalism. Each seminar would be dedicated to a topic of common interest

Agenda

8:30-9:00: Registration, coffee, networking

9:00-9:10

Welcome greetings: Daniela Kraus, Presseclub Concordia; Hedvig Morvai, ERSTE Foundation/Europe’s Futures; Timo Rinke, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; Mirjana Tomić, fjum

9:10-9:20

Central Europe: facts and figures about emigration

András Kováts, migration expert, Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants

9:20-10:00

Introduction of the participants and group reflection on political and economic consequences of emigration from Central and Southeast Europe

Main ideas to be posted on the board and later discussed with the speakers

Conducted by Daniela Kraus

10:00-10:15 Coffee and networking

10:15-11:15

Southeast Europe: emigration, depopulation and how to reverse its negative impact

Tim Judah, journalist, The Economist, and book author

Author of a recent reportage series on depopulation in Southeast Europe, Europe’s Futures Alumnus

Alida Vračić, political scientist and migration expert

Thinktank Populari (Sarajevo) co-founder; senior researcher on policies designed to use emigration as a potential for economic prosperity in Southeast Europe, Europe’s Futures Fellow

Moderator: Mirjana Tomić (fjum)

Presentations, Q&A

11:15-11: 35 Coffee and networking

11:35-12:35

Emigration from Central and Southeastern Europe: short and long-term consequences for the region and Europe

Ivan Krastev, political scientist and book author

Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, chairman; IWM Permanent Fellow

Presentation and discussion

13:00 Lunch in a nearby restaurant

Speakers

András Kováts, migration expert, Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants

Tim Judah, journalist, The Economist, and book author

Alida Vračić, political scientist and migration expert

Ivan Krastev, Political scientist and book author

Target Groups

Professional journalists: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. (by invitation)

Number of participants: Maximum 25

Prerequisite

Read the provided material before the session.

Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

13.01.202009:00 - 13:00
by invitation only.
Ivan Krastev, Tim Judah, András KOVÁTS, Alida Vračić
Presseclub Concordia
Bankgasse 8, 1010 Wien www.concordia.at