Busek Erhard

Erhard Busek is a politician from the Christian-conservative People’s Party (ÖVP). 

Dr. Busek was appointed Minister for Science and Research in April 1989. From 1994 until May 1995 Busek was Minister for Education. He was elected Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party in 1991 and served as Vice-Chancellor of Austria from 1991 to 1995. In early 2000 Busek was appointed as Special Representative of the Austrian Government on EU-Enlargement. He served in that position until December 2001.

From January 2002 until June 2008 Busek served as Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, the final person to hold the position. Furthermore he is the Coordinator of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI); Chairman of the “Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe” and President of the European Forum Alpbach. 

Dr. Busek is “Honourer Senator” of the Medical University of Innsbruck and is a laureate of the Corvinus-Price of the “Europa Institut Budapest”. Since 2008, Busek agreed to advise the Economic Initiative for Kosovo in promoting foreign direct investments in Kosovo. At present Dr. Busek is the Co-ordinator of the South-Eastern Cooperative Initiative (SECI) and Chairman of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe among other things.

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