Webinar on EU Membership and Convergence: The Experience of Central and Eastern Europe

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 14:00-15:30 Vienna time (CEST) 

István P. Székely, Principal Advisor, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, and Honorary Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest

Hervé Joly, Director, Joint Vienna Institute 

The recent JVI Annual Lecture analyzed the economic trajectories and convergence process of countries in Central and Eastern Europe in the past 30 years. Eleven of these countries joined the European Union (EU) in three consecutive waves since 2004. What impact did the EU have on the convergence process of these 11 countries? What difference did it make, relative to other converging economies, that these countries were part of a closely knit supranational organization? And is the EU integration process of these countries completed yet? This webinar will address these questions and provide the insights of István P. Székely, a senior EU official, academic from the region, and editor of a recent book on the topic.

The webinar will be held in English.

Participants are encouraged to ask written questions to the presenters using the webinar’s Q&A feature.

To participate in the webinar please sign up here.

A list of JVI webinars on topical issues in the field of financial stability, fiscal policy, and macroeconomics can be found here.

The schedule of JVI courses – including virtual courses – can be found here.

We look forward to continuing our engagement with you!

Hervé Joly, Director (JVI)

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