In the second half of 2018, Austria took up the presidency for the Council of the European Union (EU), with this in mind DASICON 2018 aimed at stimulating a discussion which would add a fresh perspective to EU related issues pertaining to political, cultural, economic and societal spheres. In total DASICON 2018 hosted 5 panels. Apart from debating the EU's role in the international system and its relations to its Eastern and Southern neighbours, panels also discussed the EU as a potential value community, as well as the media's portrayal of the EU and its crisis management (with particular reference to the ‘refugee crisis’). Lastly, a panel was held on the topic of how Brexit and similar Eurosceptic movements would affect the Union and whether this could be used as a trigger for EU reforms.
Partners: Diplomatic Academy, City of Vienna, European Commission, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Society for European Politics and the Austrian Institute for European & Security Policy.
DASICON 2017 focused on the OSCE’s role within the European security architecture, the organization’s strengths and challenges as well as its future potential.
Panel 1: The OSCE in the European Security Architecture
Panel 2: Current Conflicts
Panel 3: Shrinking Democratic Space
Panel 4: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism
Panel 5: Cyber Security
Panel 6: Energy Security
Panel 7: The OSCE in 2022
The OSCE Secretariat, the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the City of Vienna, the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, the University of Vienna’s Department of Legal Philosophy, the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports.