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Dr. Erhard BUSEK

Born in Vienna on March 25, 1941, The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek is a renowned politician from the Austrian Christian-conservative People’s Party (ÖVP). Since 1996, he has been serving as Coordinator of the South-Eastern Cooperative Initiative (SECI), and Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe.

Dr. Erhard BUSEK was Minister for Science and Research, Minister for Education,Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and Special Representative of the Austrian Government for the Enlargement of the European Union and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe.


Now he is among other positions Chairman of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe in Vienna, Coordinator of the “Southeast European Cooperative Initiative”, President of the Vienna Economic Forum and Jean Monnet Professor ad personum Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria.

Some Words from Dr. Erhard BUSEK about the  Initiative Groups of the European Forum Alpbach:

The Initiative Groups of the European Forum Alpbach are a very important contribution. Not only for the young generation and for the country, with which they are connected, but also for Europe. We managed it by this Initiative Group to create a real contribution to the development of mutual European understanding and also to contribute in difficult questions between neighbors. On the other side it is an excellent example for young Europeans to create a networking and to be connected, which is not only a help for studies and for the professional cooperation, but also for the quality of Europe. The Initiative Group Alpbach did always an excellent work.

So far I hope, it will continue in the future and I am saying many thanks for the past.”