Seminar on "Economic Aspects of Military Base Management"
On 3-5 October 1999, an EAPC (Euro-Atlantic
Partnership Council) Seminar on "Economic Aspects of Military Base
Management" will take place in Latvia (Riga and Liepaja). Combined
with seminar sessions, practical examples of the economic transformation
of a former military site will be shown. About 80 experts from around 20
EAPC countries are expected. The meeting will further deepen the dialogue
between NATO and Partner countries on defence restructuring. During the
individual panel sessions several pertinent areas will be discussed, including
the challenges and opportunities of military base re-development, the managing
of the economic transformation of military base with a focus on institutional
aspects and the promotion of economic development of former military sites.
The session on the economic transformation of the Liepaja military site
will include presentations and demonstrations related to the creation of
a special economic zone.
Riga / Liepaja, Latvia, 3-5 October 1999
Journalists are invited to attend the opening session (on Monday 3 October
1999 from 9.00h to 10.00h and the press conference (on Tuesday 5 October,
from 17.30h to 18.00h).
For further information, please contact Mrs. Frédérique
Jacquemin, NATO Economics Directorate, phone no: (+ 32-2) 707.4786.