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The Helsinki Accords and the OSCE, 40 Years on, What Now? #Helsinki40

This event will be followed by the European Movement International’s Federal Assembly 2015.

With the signature of the Helsinki Final Act 40 years ago, on 1 August 1975, the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) was successfully launched. Later on, the process was transformed into the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which nowadays, together with the European Union, plays a key role in ensuring peace and security in Europe, with its further potential yet to be explored.

Latvia holds the EU Presidency in the first half of 2015. Europe’s role in the world plays a key role in the Presidency’s priorities – this includes cooperation with its Eastern and Southern neighbours, as well as coordination of actions with key organisations and stakeholders, including the OSCE and UN. On 20-21 May the Eastern Partnership Summit is planned to take place in Riga.

The official conference will be followed by the annual meeting of the European Movement International Federal Assembly, at which occasion its 75 Members will gather to collectively evaluate and decide upon its policies and strategies adopt motions and resolutions, and appoint its new Secretary General.

Folowing this event is the continuation of the EMI Federal Assembly (until Saturday, 25 April, 1 p.m.).

To find out more information email Joanna.nahorska@europeanmovement.eu

Download the Programme: OSCE40_Riga_EMI Programme_24 April 2015

This event will be live streamed at: www.saeima.lv

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