Conferences and Workshops

Economic Reforms during Democratic Transformation: Lessons from the Visegrad Group

Date : 6/20/2013

Speakers : Multiple speakers

The aim of this conference was to draw on the experience and the success stories of the Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The V4 has formed an alliance after the political changes that took place in the 1990s. Now, all four nations are high-income countries and enjoy steady economic growth. If counted as a single nation state, the V4 is the seventh largest economy in Europe and the 15th in the world.

The purpose of the conference was to transfer knowledge related to selected economic transformation processes that is of interest for current Egyptian economic reform plans. In particular, the conference discussed the economic and political transformation in the 1990s, public-private cooperation in the experience of the V-4, EU integration as a catalyst for reform and the role of the energy sector in supporting the transformation process.