16 May 2014
Vienna ESI at Expert Roundtable on Cross-Border Mobility and Visa Facilitation in the OSCE region
Diederik Paalman  Alexandra Stiglmayer  Anvar Azimov  Dirk Glaesser
Diederik Paalman – Alexandra Stiglmayer – Anvar Azimov – Dirk Glaesser

ESI's Alexandra Stiglmayer was invited to moderate the session "Visa facilitation – good practices in making visas more accessible to travelers" at an Expert Roundtable on Cross-Border Mobility and Visa Facilitation in the OSCE region organised by OSCE ODIHR in Vienna.

Speakers on Alexandra's panel were Ambassador Anvar Azimov, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Acting Director; Sustainable Development of Tourism; World Tourism Organization UNWTO, and Diederik Paalman, Deputy Head of Visa Unit, Directorate General Home Affairs, European Commission.

Hofburg, Vienna. Photo: flickr/CarlosJ.R
Hofburg, Vienna. Photo: flickr/CarlosJ.R
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