Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)
Given its central location but also its strong historical and cultural ties with Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), it was a natural step for Austria to intensify its bilateral links with the region. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) decided to systematically use and increase its expertise in CESEE issues.
A range of OeNB publications reflects the bank’s extensive analysis of and research on CESEE-related topics. Focus on European Economic Integration is the OeNB’s flagship publication on transition and integration issues.
Furthermore, the OeNB organizes regular events as a platform for discussion and an exchange of views, including, in particular, the one-day workshop series called East Jour Fixe and the internationally renowned two-day Conference on European Economic Integration (the successor to the East-West Conference)
The OeNB and the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) compile semiannual forecasts of economic developments in selected CESEE countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Croatia).
The OeNB’s CEEI Conference focuses on current Central, Eastern and Southeastern European issues and the ongoing European integration process with a particular relevance for central banking