18 April 2018
Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

IIASA at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Committee

IIASA provides scientific input to the deliberations of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Committee during its thematic meeting on regional and sub-regional integration and co-operation processes and agreements.

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Economic matters represent an integral part of the OSCE agenda, reflecting the Organization’s comprehensive approach to security. IIASA, through its science-diplomacy mandate and based on its multi-year research on challenges and opportunities of economic integration within a wider European and Eurasian space, is standing ready to assist OSCE in tackling those challenges and in finding mutually beneficial solutions in this area.

The OSCE 2018 Italian Chairmanship invited Dr. Nadejda Komendantova, IIASA Research Scholar, to speak at the meeting of the Economic and Environmental Committee on 18 April 2018. This Committee, chaired by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the OSCE Ambassador Kairat Sarybay, is a body of representatives of all 57 OSCE Participating States. The Economic and Environmental Committee discusses economic and environmental issues, including implementation of the commitments of OSCE Participating States; supports the preparation of the Economic and Environmental Forum and other meetings; upon the request of the Chairmanship in consultation with Participating States, considers cross-dimensional issues with a strong link to economic and environmental aspects of security.

The Committee's meeting focused on regional and sub-regional integration and co-operation processes and agreements. Dr. Komendantova addressed the audience with a presentation on “Impacts of European and Eurasian Economic Integration on Foreign Direct Investment”. Among other speakers was Mr. Aliaksei Samasuyeu, Head of the Eurasian Integration Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. Introductory remarks were delivered by Ambassador Luca Fratini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the OSCE, OSCE 2018 Italian Chairmanship; Ambassador Vuk Žugić, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, and Ambassador Kairat Sarybay. IIASA Science Diplomacy Officer Sergey Sizov was also an invited participant to the event.

Dr. Nadejda Komendantova speaks at the meeting of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Committee © IIASA

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Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Sergey Sizov

Science Diplomacy Officer Communications and External Relations Department


Economic and environmental activities


Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space


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