Policy Lecture: Perspectives, Challenges & Myths of the Eastern Partnership

Katarína Mathernová
Policy Lecture: Perspectives, Challenges & Myths of the Eastern Partnership
Nov.17th / 2:00pm / 4.06/07

The International Relations Department has the pleasure to invite students and faculty to a Policy Lecture by European Commission Deputy Director-General of DG NEAR Katarína Mathernová titled Perspectives, Challenges & Myths of the Eastern Partnership, on November 17th 2017.

Katarína Mathernová assumed her function as Deputy Director General of DG NEAR (Directorate General for Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations) in September 2015, where she is leading on relations with the Eastern Partnership Countries, with international financial institutions, and migration/refugee issues.
She has previously served as Deputy Director-General in DG Regional Policy where she was in charge of Cohesion Policy Coordination. Furthermore, she has held senior management and advisory posts at the European Commission and the World Bank. In the reform government in Slovakia she was Chief Institutional and Policy Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs.

Her lecture at Webster Vienna Private University will outline the European Neighbourhood policy with a specific focus on the Eastern Neighbourhood countries, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and three countries of the Southern Caucasus. Ms. Mathernová will address the challenges, myths and opportunities of the individual countries and their relationship with the European Union.  Finally, she will discuss the multilateral dimension called "Eastern Partnership", a week before Eastern Partnership leaders summit in Brussels on November 24th.

If you’re interested in attending the lecture, please RSVP to irdepartment@webster.ac.at