由 “IFIMES”、 “Modern Diplomacy” 及“European Perspectives” 等歐洲國際關係智庫以及期刊主辦的「From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System」 專題研討會於2020年7月1日圓滿結束，感謝各方的參與及支持。在此感激歐盟執委會副主席Margaritis Schinas和前奧地利總統Heinz Fischer等政界、商界及學術界人士的分享，The Glocal及香港國際問題研究所期望透過協辦今次活動，加深大眾認識戰後歐洲的集體安全和人權問題的認識。
由香港國際問題研究所，The Glocal，“IFIMES”，“Modern Diplomacy”及“European Perspectives”等歐洲國際關係智庫及期刊合辦的專題研討會“From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System”於七月一日在奧地利維也納外交學院（Diplomatic Academy of Vienna）圓滿結束。會後，研討會的組織者發表了聯合公報，強調應透過歷史統一及各國協作而繼續維繫歐洲一體化。
最後，公報決定將此次研討會轉變成一個進程的開始，並取名為“維也納進程”（Vienna Process），將“一個歐洲”（One Europe）定為進程內的主要內容。進程中第一個後續活動將定於今年九月底，以紀念舊金山會議及聯合國建立75週年。
The seminar collaboration with the “Modern Diplomacy”, “IFIMES” and “European Perspectives” titled “From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System” was concluded successfully on 1 July 2020. We’d like to once again thank every participant and speakers from all around the globe at the seminar, as well as our distinguished guests Margaritis Schinas – Vice-President of EU Commission and Heinz Fischer – former President of the Republic of Austria for their contribution to such a successful event.
As noted in the communique, the future of Europe as a continent of peace and stability is underpinned by a unified and fact-based history, and this future must be further safeguarded from trivialization of its history, as it must strengthen itself engagement with international organization and individuals.
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Full transcript of the communique:
Reaffirming that the post-WWII European rapprochement and consensus over the historical facts remains a fundamental block for any presence and future of stability and prosperity to the entire European continent and Euro-Med theatre;
Reassessing that the unprecedented length of peace and stability in Europe was and is only thanks to successful confidence building measures; but with those coming only when the Continent decided to rest on a single and unified version of modern history, as the only way to achieve the truth and reconciliation in Europe;
Alerting that any re-writing of history and trivialisation of a firm-factsbased past is a way to disorientation, antagonization, fragmentation and a dangerous weakening of Europe;
Recalling the need for a constructive and engaging European policy, especially towards its neighbours and peripheral Europeans (South, South-east, East); Knowingly, past the Brexit the EU Europe becomes smaller and more fragile, while the non-EU Europe grows more detached and disenfranchised;
Noting that pan-Europeanism has no alternative, be it worked out within the CoE, OSCE, EU and other institutions, as well as via people-to-people exchange mechanisms as the best way to strengthen and further excel participation in and horizontalization of Europe;
Wishing to support and promote fairness as well as the balance of social, political, cross-generational, and geographic Europe – continent for all – continent of common past and common future for all, thus
Determined to continue with such events as a way to promote above stated;
Based on thorough exchanges between partners and participants, before and during this conference:
The four partnering organisers and their associated partners are calling upon all willing, engaged and concerned to join in turning this periodic event into a process – tentatively named as Vienna Process: Common Future – One Europe.
The first follow up of the Vienna Process is scheduled for the end of September 2020 – as to honour the Process and to mark the 75th anniversary of San Francisco conference and the creation of Universal organisation of the UN, too.
Vienna, 01 July 2020
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