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04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

20 years ago, Austria joined the EU and was empowered to enjoy many opportunities and to experience an enormous growth stimulus. 20 years later, our Europe is different: Schengen, the Euro and the enlargement are just some examples of the rapid development of the EU. At the same time, we find ourselves facing further challenges: the economic crisis, migration flows, euroscepticism, the EU referendum in the UK, the Ukrainian crisis and IS terror. For Austria and for future generations, a Europe without borders is indispensable. How can Austria make the most of its opportunities? Have Austrian expectations been fulfilled? What are Austrias expectations of a future EU?

Speakers

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna Introduction
President, Young Industry; Director Wires & Cabling Solutions, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Vienna
Initiator, Rückenwind Strategy, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Innsbruck
Former Austrian Federal Minister for Finance, Vienna
Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
Director for General EU Matters and EU Institutions, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna Chair

Sebastian KURZ

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

2008-2011 Provincial Chairman of the Young ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Vienna
since 2009 Federal Chairman of the Young ÖVP
2010-2011 Member of the Vienna Provincial Diet and Vienna City Council, ÖVP, Vienna
2011-2013 State Secretary for Integration, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
2013-2017 Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
since 2017 Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

Nikolaus GRILLER

President, Young Industry; Director Wires & Cabling Solutions, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Vienna

2007 Magister für Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
2004 Institutional Affairs Intern, VRE - Versammlung der Regionen Europas, Strassburg
2008-2009 Government Affairs Coordinator, Microsoft EMEA, Paris
2009-2010 Business Manager, Abteilung Recht und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit EU, Microsoft Europa, Brüssel
2010-2013 Job Rotation Programm, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Wien
2013-2014 Projektleitung Standort Mexiko, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Wien
seit 2014 Vertriebsleiter Wires & Cabling Solutions, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Wien

Leo KASERER

Initiator, Rückenwind Strategy, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Innsbruck

1994-1997 Diplomsozialarbeiter (Social worker), College of Higher Education Social Work, Innsbruck
1995 Volunteer, Comunitaria Ahora, Valdivia, Chile
1996-2001 Concept work and supervising for: Ahora, Valdivia; Casa de Acogida, San Pablo, and Fundacion ninos en la huella, Iquique, Chile; working with streetkids, Lima, Peru and La Paz,Bolivia
since 1997 Expert and social worker, Jugendwohlfahrt, Bezirkshauptmannschaft Innsbruck Land, Innsbruck
1997-2003 Director, Big Banana Youth Centre, Verein zur Förderung der Zirler Jugend, Zirl
1999-2000 Social worker on the train station: Homeless, drugs and prostitution, Bahnhofsozialdienst der Caritas, Innsbruck
2001 Director, Fundacion ninos en la huella, Iquique, Chile
2002 Supervision and Coaching, Institut für Gruppendynamik und Gruppentherapie, Vienna
2003-2006 Regional Coordinator, Youth Programme, Infoeck, Innsbruck
2005-2007 Training, TATEM - Training of Active Trainers in Euromed, Council of Europe and SALTO EUROMED RC
2006-2008 Project officer, Point Europa, Cawsand, UK
since 2005 Founder, Rückenwind-Strategy, Innsbruck
since 2009 Lecturer, Social Area Analysis, MCI, University Innsbruck
since 2010 External Expert, Assessments of Grant applications, trainings and monitoring visits, British Council
since 2013 Project coordination, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Innsbruck

Dkfm. Ferdinand LACINA

Former Austrian Federal Minister for Finance, Vienna

1964 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Abteilung, Arbeiterkammer Wien
1973 Leitung, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Abteilung, Arbeiterkammer Wien
1974 Beirat für Wirtschafts- und Sozialfragen
1978 Leiter, Abteilung für Finanzplanung, ÖIAG - Österreichischen Industrieholding Aktiengesellschaft
1980 Kabinettchef unter Dr. Bruno Kreisky
1982-1984 Staatssekretär, Bundeskanzleramt
1984-1986 Bundesminister für Verkehr und öffentliche Wirtschaft
1986-1995 Bundesminister für Finanzen
1994 Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat (XIX. GP), SPÖ
1995-1996 Konsulent, Montana AG, Wien
1996-1997 Generaldirektor, GiroCredit AG
seit 1996 Vorstandsvorsitzender, GiroCredit AG
seit 1997 Kosulent, Erste Bank AG
seit 2001 Konsulent, UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Mag. Heinz ZOUREK

Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels

 Studied Economics, University of Vienna
 Started his professional life in the Chamber of Labour in Vienna, where he became Director of the department for External Trade and European Integration
1990-1993 Director, Economic Policy Department, Confederation of Austrian Trade Unions, Vienna
1993-1995 Member of the College, EFTA Surveillance Authority
1995-2001 Deputy Director General, Directorate General for the Internal Market, European Commission, Brussels
2001-2005 Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2012 Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2012-2016 Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
since 2016 Retired, Special Advisor for Commissioner Moscovici

Mag. Yvonne TONCIC-SORINJ

Director for General EU Matters and EU Institutions, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

since 1996 Career Diplomat, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1996-2007 Various responsibilities at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, in Vienna and Brussels in the field of EU-Integration, EU-Enlargement, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy
2007-2010 Head of Unit, Energy, Energy Security and Nuclear Issues
since 2011 Director for General EU Matters and EU Institutions

Political Symposium

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29.08.2015

18:00 - 19:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner

30.08.2015

11:00 - 12:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
14:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial
22:00 - 23:30Young Talents - Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities - Future Chances?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society's Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant's SkillsBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
21:00 - 22:30CANCELED - Late Night Talk: Islam, "Islamic State" and ViolencePlenary

01.09.2015

09:00 - 09:30InDignityPlenary
09:30 - 10:15Existential RisksPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
12:15 - 12:30Concluding RemarksPlenary