EU Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis from a Central European Perspective

EU Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis from a Central European Perspective

Brüsszeli iroda | Kül- és biztonságpolitika

, 14:30 | Online Conference

The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) Brussels Office invites for Webinar Conference: EU responses to COVID-19 crisis from the Central European perspective co-organised by the Brussels Offices of GLOBSEC, Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC), EUROPEUM, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).

Date: 29/04/2020 (Wednesday) 14.30-15.45



As the whole EU continues to wrestle with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, analysts of four think-tanks will reflect on the following aspects of current crisis from the Central European perspective:

  1. Country level sanitary crisis management: How well did the Central European Member States respond to the COVOD-19 crisis in terms of epidemiological measures and practices as well as political and regulative actions? What were the main barriers and the best practices for regional cooperation?
  1. European economic measures: the slowing growth rate of COVID-19 incidence has prompted some EU countries, also Central European, to make first attempts to move away from the restrictions imposed in the fight against the pandemic. Yet, at this moment many uncertainties loom. How will COVID-19 affect the economy of Central Europe (also from the perspective of the anticipated re-localisation of industries in the EU)? How will the common market, the euro-zone and the Multiannual Financial Framework function in future? Are stimulus and exit strategies taken by Central European Member States, the European Commission and the European Central Bank a sufficient response to the current crisis?



  • Balázs Hamar, Head of Brussels Office, AJKC
  • Alexandra Martin, Head of Brussels Office, GLOBSEC
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen, Deputy Director, EUROPEUM
  • Jolanta Szymanska, Head of EU Programme, PISM
  • Moderator: Dušan Reljić, Head of Brussels Office, SWP


Structure of the discussion:

  1. After moderator’s introductory remarks, each panellist will have 5 minutes to present their views on each of our two subjects. (25 minutes in total)
  2. Moderator will animate discussion among panellists, asking webinar participants to send in the meantime via Q/A mode their questions. (15 minutes)
  3. Moderator will collect several questions and panellists will respond to them. (25 minutes)
  4. Conclusion remarks from panellists and moderator. (10 minutes)


The event will be held in English.

Those wishing to participate online are kindly requested to register here by 3pm, 28 April 2020

By registering to the Zoom conference you accept the Information clause.


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