The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe will organise two events in Vienna which will deal with the enlargement of the European Union. The content of the scientific conferences is to show what the accession-candidates in Central and Eastern Europe could contribute to the European Union and how they might enrich the Union.
The main emphasis of the two events are 1. Cultural exchange, cultural dimensions and value systems in Central.and Western Europe. This first event will take place from 15th to the 16th of October 2001 in Vienna. Content of this event is to work out in the three workshops - cultural tourism, cultural network and cultural tradition - differences and common grounds between "East and West" and to find an approach towards. 2. Political priorities in "East and West" such as civil society, European Identity and protection of ethnic minorities. This second event will take place from 19th to the 20th of March 2002 in Vienna. Aims of the two conferences are not only to advance the scientific exchanges in this fields but also to work out papers, results of the workshops, which wi!l be published and could offered to a wider scientific community in whole Europe. The organisers hope that this two events may contribute to an improvement of networking between scientists from Eastern and Westem Europe.