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Session 3: The OSCE 40 Years after the Helsinki Accords

Session 3: The OSCE 40 Years after the Helsinki Accords

Discussion Topics:

  • What remains of the original Helsinki agenda? Which of the original OSCE norms (Helsinki Final Act, The Charter of Paris etc.) still enjoy consensus among its member states?
  • Will the OSCE survive the Ukrainian crisis? How effective it is to build bridges across Euro-Atlantic and Euro-Asian security communities?
  • How can OSCE be re-designed to better satisfy the various needs of different groups of participating states (developed, transition, aspiring EU members) in addressing domestic and transnational threats and challenges?
  • How can the OSCE’s field of operations be reformed to be even more effective?
  • What could be deemed a realistic success of the Serbian chairmanship of the OSCE in 2015?


Amb. Gérard Stoudmann‚ Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Western Balkans

Amb. Fred Tanner‚ Senior Adviser/Liaison to Swiss Chairmanship, Office of the Secretary General, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Amb. István Gyarmati‚ President, International Centre for Democratic Transition

Andrei Zagorski‚ Head of Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Conflict Resolution, Institute for World Economy and World Politics, Russian academy of Sciences; Professor, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University)

Sonja Stojanović Gajić‚ Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (Moderator)