Parliamentary Elections in Belarus

  • Podiumsdiskussion

  • 14. November 2019, 10 Uhr

  • IDM, Renner Institut, politische akademie

Although neighboring no less than two EU-member states and a partner in the EU Eastern Partnership initiative since its start in 2009, the Republic of Belarus unfortunately remains but a blank spot in the mental maps of many Europeans. On the occasion of the 2019 parliamentary elections in Belarus, this panel discussion aims at both raising awareness and promoting knowledge about Belarus, and at discussing the parliamentary elections in light of the current situation in this very dynamic, yet widely unknown country with policymakers and representatives from the academic world, the media and the civil society.


Welcome Adresses:
Mag. Sebastian Schäffer
, Managing Director, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

Panel Discussion:
Dr. Erhard Busek
, Former Vice Chancellor of Austria, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna

Brigadier General Mag. Dr. Walter Feichtinger, Director of the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management (IFK), Austrian National Defence Academy (LVAk), Vienna

Elena Krusheuskaja, MPA, School of Public Policy Alumna, Central European University, Budapest

Gerhard Lechner, journalist and foreign policy editor, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

Brigitte Voykowitsch, ORF Ö1 radio journalist, Vienna


Further information:

Dr. Fabian Kümmeler, M.A. M.P.S.
Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)
Tel.: +43 1 319 72 58-12