Plakat 08.01.2018 FINAL inter19 lutego 2018

Debata IEŚW i PAN Stacji Naukowej w Paryżu pod patronatem Stałego Przedstawicielstwa RP przy OECD.

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IEŚW a publié The Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe (#YIESW): nt. „International organizations and multilateralism: a view from Central Europe”

HE. Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, Ambassador of Austria to the OECD
HE. Petr Gandalovic, Ambassador of Czech Republic to the OECD
HE. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Ambassador of Hungary to the OECD
HE. Aleksander Surdej, Ambassador of Poland to the OECD
HE. Ingrid Brockova, Ambassador of Slovakia to the OECD
HE. Irena Sodin, Ambassador of Slovenia to the OECD
Moderator: Dr. Anna Visvizi, IESW, Lublin, Poland

Multilateralism and international organizations are related topics. Since its beginning the transition process in Poland and other countries in the region have been influenced by a great number of third actors (state and non-state alike). The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU), each in their own way and in their own field of engagement, have played a profound role in the processes of systemic transformation in Central Europe.

As the political and economic situation of countries from Central and Eastern Europe evolved over the past two decades, their role in and their perception of international organizations have changed too. This qualitative shift has been accompanied by a change in the context in which these countries and these organizations operate. Clearly, a new set of factors and forces has emerged in the international system, generating new dynamics, interdependencies and causal relationships. This prompts several questions on the perception of countries about global commons and their attitudes towards international organizations as a tool to develop and sustain international cooperation. The objective of the Paris Debate: International Organizations and Multilateralism: a View from Central Europe, is to reflect about that.

To this end, the distinguished panel members, including Permanent Representatives of the OECD, HE Ambassadors of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, will address several issues and questions, including, but no limited to, those listed beneath:
• What is the value-added of international organizations in the identification of global problems, building consensus around solutions to them and enabling decision-making about the actions?
• How to ensure that the international organizations and other forms of multilateral dialogue deliver global public goods in right forms and quantities;
• What are the sources of power and legitimacy of established international organizations as multilateral forums; how to ensure that they function in a manner that, while effective, fulfils the key imperatives of accountability and representation;
• How to shield international organizations from misuse and instrumentalization?