Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) – 25th Anniversary Conference

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Globalization, Technology, and Lifelong Learning

The mission of the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) is economics training – and retraining – of public sector officials. It was established in 1992 to help officials from CESEE and the former Soviet Union adapt to the challenges of managing market economies. The JVI of 25 years ago aimed to help public officials re-tool to meet an unprecedented set of dislocations associated with the economic transition from socialism.

The theme of the JVI 25th Anniversary conference is therefore about how training – and retraining – of people (“lifelong learning”, as the Economist recently put it) can help address the dislocations attending globalization and rapid technological change.