Panel discussion: The Imperative of an EU–Russia strategic Reset

  The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in cooperation with International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Permanent Representation to Austria and the Vienna-based IOs, cordially invites you to a panel discussion on the theme


The Imperative of an EU–Russia strategic Reset


Thursday, February 26th 2015, 18:30


Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Wien


Welcome:Peter Haider, President, UPF Austria


Introduction:Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic, IFIMES Vienna



  1. H.E. Anwar S. Azimov, Moscow, former Russian ambassador to the OSCE HQ Vienna, and the RF’s (Visa) Delegation Head, the EU – Russia Strategic Dialogue, currently Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  2. Dr. Walter Schwimmer, Vienna, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the Co-chair of the World Public Forum-Dialogue of Civilizations(WPFDC).


Starting from April 2012 with a conference in Moscow, Russia on the topic “Peace and Security in Multicultural Societies” followed by a conference on “Europe and Russia – Partners in a Gloalized World” in Vienna, Austria in October 2012 and in Paris, France in December 2013 on “Eurasia and Europe: Cooperating for a Culture of Peace and Human Development” the Universal Peace Federation tried to contribute to an EU/Europe and Russia/Eurasia dialogue. More recently a conference entitled “Eurasia-Europe Dialogue for Peace” took place in Dec. 2014 in Chisinau, Moldova.


Understanding that this is an exceptionally difficult time to foster a much needed dialogue between Russia and the EU, we at the Universal Peace Federation still believe that peace and cooperation has no alternative. We also believe that dialogue should be promoted for the sake of well-being of the citizens of Ukraine, Russia and all other European nations.


Further Information: Peter Haider, Tel.: 0650 2588846

NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations
Seidengasse 28/4, 1070 Wien, Austria; ZVR: 182012940; E-Mail:

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