2016 OSCE Mediterranean Conference
This year’s OSCE Mediterranean Conference will be held in Vienna, Austria, on 5-6 October 2016. The conference will take place at the Hofburg Congress Centre.
Recent and current developments demonstrate the inextricable link between security in the OSCE area and in the Mediterranean region. Violent extremism, radicalisation and terrorism as well as current migration trends are amongst the most pressing challenges. Youth is the population group most widely affected by these phenomena, both south and north of the Mediterranean. Youth is the present and the future of our societies and thus needs the continued attention of policy makers.
The Conference will provide a platform for exchanging views and experiences from north and south of the Mediterranean. OSCE participating States and Mediterranean Partners will have the opportunity to share best practices and lessons learnt as well as formulating forward-looking recommendations in order to strengthen dialogue and enhance concrete opportunities for youth.
Day 1: Sessions will look at lessons learned and best practices in the fields of countering violent extremism and migration management as well as discuss ways to shape new opportunities for youth.
- Day 2: An High-level political segment will feature Ministers and other representatives from OSCE participating States and Mediterranean partners for a forward-looking exchange on the nexus between youth and comprehensive security in the Mediterranean region.
Participants will include representatives of the OSCE participating States, the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia), international organizations and NGOs.
Participation in the Conference is by invitation only. Practical arrangements, including information regarding the registration procedure, will be available in due course.