ECPD International Scientific Meetings on Economic Development

The European Center for Peace and Development organized and held a dozen of international meetings on economic development. Some of them were attended by several hundred participants - high-ranking officials, well-known economists and specialists in financing and SME development. 

The Ninth Congress of the International Association of the Francophone Economists

In 1-4 June 1989 the ECPD organized, in cooperation with the Association of Francophone Economists, the Ninth Congress of the International Association of Francophone Economists in Belgrade. The discussion at the Congress was focused on “The Development of the International Economy, Financial Relations and Economic Recovery in the World”. At this Congress, 53 papers were presented and among its participants (about 150 from 15 countries of Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as from two international organizations) there was a number of world-reputed economists and bankers;


  

The Chair of the ECPD Conference on Development of the International Economy, Belgrade, June 1989

 

ECPD International Meeting on Economic Forecasting Methods

In 1989, the ECPD organized, in cooperation with Budapest University, the ECPD International Meeting on the Scientific Methods of Forecasting. Two alternate meetings were held in Belgrade and Budapest and had about 50 participants each from government, scientific and business organizations, mostly from the South East European countries.

   

P. M. Henry, L. A. Echeveria, N. Ostojic, D. Avramovic), Sveti Stefan, June 28 - 30, 1990

 

ECPD International Round Table on “Regaining and Further Enhancing the Development Momentum in the Context of Global Changes”

In 1990 (28 - 30 June), at Sveti Stefan (Montenegro), the ECPD organized the ECPD International Round Table on “Regaining and Further Enhancing the Development Momentum in the Context of Global Changes”. The Round Table, chaired by Prof. Dr Dragoslav Avramović and Prof. Dr Saburo Okita, was attended by 70 representatives of 21 countries and 8 international organizations. The participants in the Round Table discussed new approaches to the debt problem of developing countries from the aspect of international action and economic policies of specified debtor countries. At this Round Table, special attention was devoted to the new international financial situation arising from the events in Eastern Europe.

 

Academician Branislav Šoški, Director of the ECPD Postgraduate Studies and member of the ECPD Academic Council

 

ECPD International Meeting on “International Economic Trends and Policies, Their Effects on Eastern Europe and the Problems and Prospects of the East European Economies”


In June 1991 (17 - 26 June) the ECPD International Meeting on the above mentioned subject was held at Miločer, Montenegro, and devoted particularly to the reintegration of the East European countries into the world economy and the scientifically based concept of their economic and social reforms. A total of 54 participants from seven countries and nine regional and international organizations addressed a wide range of issues. The Meeting, chaired by Professor D. Avramović, was attended by high officials and experts of the Organization of the United Nations and its agencies, the World Bank, IMF, UNCTAD, EEC, OECD, universities and research institutions from the East and the West;

ECPD International Round Tables on "Privatization in the Economies in Transition”

The First ECPD International Round Table (RT) on “Privatization in the Economies in Transition” was organized and held in Belgrade on 5 -9 December 1995. This RT, chaired by Professors D. Avramović and N. Scott, was attended by 50 participants from the countries in transition, international organizations, academic and banking circles. On this occasion, the ECPD Council set up the Permanent Study Group for Transition and Privatization, consisting of 20 renowned scientists and experts from 10 countries and 5 international organizations. It was anticipated that the group should meet periodically so as to consider the progress made in this area and make recommendations to the governments of transition economies. The papers presented at the Round Table were published in the Proceedings entitled “Privatization in the Economies in Transition”;

On 18-20 October 1997, at Sveti Stefan (Montenegro), the Second ECPD International Expert Round Table was held with the aim which was intended to review the process of “Privatization in the Countries in Transition”. In essence, it was the meeting of the ECPD International Permanent Study Group for Privatization which reviewed the progress made in the process of privatization in the transition countries. At this meeting, 15 papers devoted to the experience of privatization in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia and Yugoslavia were presented and then published in the separate proceedings.

Professor Norman Scott, C.M.G, Chairman of the ECPD International Study Group Ohrid, November 1999


    

On 26-27 November 1999, Ohrid (FYR Macedonia) was the venue of the Third ECPD International Expert Round Table and the Third Meeting of the ECPD International Permanent Study Group for Transition and Privatization. In this context, the ECPD International Seminar on Positive International Experiences with Privatization, Applicable to the Macedonian Economy was held. The mentioned activities were organized and held by the ECPD in cooperation with the Government of Macedonia. The Round Table and the Third Meeting of the Permanent Study Group were specifically focused on the recent experiences with transition and privatization in the ex-socialist countries and, in this context, on: (1) institutional problems of transition; (2) problems of corporate governance in the process of ownership transformation, and (3) critical factors in this process (capital scarcity, a rise in unemployment, etc.), and how to overcome these problems, proceeding from the experiences of specified countries in transition. The opening of these and the beginning of their work were also attended by the President of FYR Macedonia, Mr. Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian Prime Minister Ljupčo Georgievski and numerous senior officials and experts on various spheres of economic and social life. The President of Macedonian Government presented the strategic guidelines for the privatization process carried out by his Government. Apart from the majority of the members of the Permanent Study Group (of whom there are 20), the participants in these activities were about 50 representatives of the relevant international and regional organizations, including the host-country’s representatives.

B. Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia, Lj. Georgievski, Prime Minister of Macedonia, N. Scott, Vice-President of the ECPD Council, N. Ostojic, ECPD Executive Director, S. Ichimura, President of the ECPD Academic Council, at the opening session of the Third Meeting of the ECPD International Permanent Study Group on Transition and Privatization (Ohrid, Macedonia, November 1999)

  

The papers submitted and speeches delivered at all three meetings were published in separate Proceedings.

ECPD International Meeting "Defence Industry Conversion in the South East European Countries"

Within its major programme "The Balkans in the 21st Century - The Ways Leading to the Improvement of Peace, Development and Stability", European Center for Peace and Development launched its Regional Research Project "Defence Industry Conversion in the South East European Countries". In the preparatory phase of the Project, a consultative meeting was organized and held in Belgrade, on 26-27 April 2002. The Meeting was organized and held in cooperation with the Yugoslav State Company "Jugoimport - SDPR". The representatives of UNDP, the Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons in South East Europe, Governments of Bosnia & Herzegovina (both entities), Macedonia, Romania and the FR of Yugoslavia took parts in the Meeting. They discussed the issues facing defence industries of the countries participating in the Project and modalities of defence industry conversion.

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