Attendance of Vienna Security Dialogue 2020

On January 16, 2020 EICTP attended the annual Vienna Security Dialogue organized by the Office for Security Policy of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence at the Raiffeisen-Forum in Vienna, Austria. This conference addressed the main geopolitical, security policy-related challenges and efforts of the EU and, in particular, Austria and introduced its comprehensive annual journal of the series “Security Policy-Related Yearly Preview”. Addressing numerous high-level guests from the worlds of politics, economics, business and diplomacy, including the newly appointed Federal Minister of Defence Tanner, the main current risks as identified by the Office for Security Policy for 2020 are migration, blackout and cyber attacks, aggravation of regional conflicts, as well as extreme events (i.e. environmental catastrophes).