Under the High Patronage of Mr. Heinz Fischer
Federal President of the Republic of Austria
Following its 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall,
the Crans Montana Forum is launching a key Initiative
THE CRANS MONTANA FORUM
ON CENTRAL TO FAR-EASTERN EUROPE
Niederösterreich Palace, Vienna (Austria)
June 29 to July 1, 2016
The first annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum took place in 1990 just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in order to establish pathways between the new Eastern Democracies and the West. The Forum well and truly accomplished this mission, being the only Organization to take on such an initiative at that very moment.
Actually, the classic East-West relationship has outrun its concept. Today the agenda is to consolidate, as a new group, the democracies emerged from the downfall of Communism. A new World power is about to appear on the international stage. It may increase continuously its Economic and Political influence in a global framework of confidence and cooperation.
Indeed, this great Region represents the alternative potential of growth for the World. It is here that the hope which has been notably lacking due to the recent economic, financial and security crises, can be reborn.
The mission of the Crans Montana Forum on Central to Far-Eastern Europe is therefore to be dedicated to the Regional and the World integration of Central and Eastern European States, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean with a key focus: restoring confidence !