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07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Keynote & Working Group
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What is the impact of EU integration on the InEquality of European institutions, Member States and citizens? Who are the decision takers and is there a need to balance out the opportunities for participation? How can we foster sustainable and inclusive growth? What should a future Single Market offering equal opportunity resemble? In three interactive workshops dealing with the policy-making process in the EU, political priorities and equality of opportunities within the European Single Market, participants will elaborate proposals for a future EU integration that fosters equality.

Speakers

Minister of State for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin Key Note
Secretary General, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Brussels
Member, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, European Parliament, Brussels
Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Head, EU-Office, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brussels Chair

Michael ROTH

Minister of State for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

1990 Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), Werratal school, Heringen
1990-1991 Non-military national service, Protestant Church
1991-1997 Political science, public law, German studies, sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
2000-2002 Lecturer, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
since 1987 Member, SPD - Social Democratic Party of Germany
1993-1995 Deputy Federal Chairperson, Young Socialists
since 1996 Member, Executive Committee, North Hesse district, SPD
since 1998 Directly elected member, German Bundestag, electoral district 169 Werra-Meissner - Hersfeld-Rotenburg
2009-2014 Secretary-General, SPD Land Hesse
2009-2014 Spokesperson, SPD members of the Bundestag from Land Hesse
1998-2013 Spokesperson on Europe, SPD parliamentary group, Berlin
since 2013 State Minister for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Peter FAROSS

Secretary General, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Brussels

1976-1979 Industry Policy Department, Ministry of Economics
1979 DG Energy, Oil Market Division, European Commission
1982-1983 Energy Policy Department, Ministry of Economics
1984-1991 DG Energy, Energy Policy Division, European Commission
1991 Head of Sector, Energy and Environment (DG XVII), European Commission
1993 Head of Unit, Functioning of the Internal Market (DG XVII-A-3), European Commission
1996 Head of Unit, General Policy (DG XVII-A-1), European Commission
2000 Head of Unit, General Policy and Inter-Institutional Relations (DG TREN-A-1), European Commission
2002 Head of Unit, Economic Regulation in Air Transport (DG TREN-F-1), European Commission
2004 Head of Unit, Services of General Economic Interest, Users’ Rights and Infringements (DG TREN-A-5), European Commission
2008 Director, Nuclear Energy (DG TREN-H/ENER-D), European Commission
2010 Acting Deputy Director-General (DG ENER), European Commission
2013 retired from European Commission
2014 Secretary General, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Brussels

Mag. Evelyn REGNER

Member, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, European Parliament, Brussels

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften
1994-1995 Gerichtsjahr
1996 Forschungsstipendium in Paris und Genf
1992-1993 Flüchtlingsberaterin, Amnesty International
1996-1999 Mitarbeiterin, Sozialpolitisches Referat des ÖGB
1999-2008 Leiterin, ÖGB-Europabüro, Brüssel
2009 Leiterin, Stabstelle EU und Internationales, ÖGB
  Stellvertretende Vorsitzende, Ausschuss für Recht
  Stv. Mitglied, Ausschuss für Beschäftigung und soziale Angelegenheiten
  Stv. Mitglied, Ausschuss für konstitutionelle Fragen
  Mitglied, Delegation für die Beziehungen zur Andengemeinschaft
  Stv. Mitglied, Delegation für die Beziehungen zu Israel
  Stv. Mitglied, Sonderausschuss zu den politischen Herausforderungen und den Haushaltsmitteln für eine nachhaltige Europäische Union nach 2013 (2010 - 2011)
seit 2009 Abgeordnete, Europäisches Parlament

Martha SCHULTZ

Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1978-1983 Institute of Higher Education for Tourism, Schloss Klessheim, Salzburg
1984 Entry into the family business
1987 Chief Executive Officer, Hochzillertal GmbH, Kaltenbach
1987 Managing Director, Schultz Group, Kaltenbach
2004-2010 President, Women in the Economy, Schwaz
since 2005 Committee member, Association of Travel Agencies in Tyrol
2008-2010 Vice President, Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
2008-2011 Member of the Committee, Tyrol Tourism-Development Fund, Innsbruck
2008-2011 Member, Advisory Board for Tyrol Tourism, Innsbruck
2008-2013 President, Women in the Economy, Austrian People's Party Business Federation, Vienna
2008-2013 President, Women in the Economy, Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
since 2008 Member of Economic Parliament, Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
since 2010 Member of the Steering Committee for the Division for Tourism and the Leisure Industry, The Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
since 2010 Deputy Chairwoman, Association of Hotels in Tyrol
since 2010 Vice President, WKO - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
2012-2015 Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES, Brussels
since 2015 President, "Women in Business", Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
since 2015 Vice President of EUROCHAMBRES, Brussels
since 2016 President of the ibw - Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft Austria, Research and Development in Vocational Education and Training,Vienna
since 2016 Vice President of Wirtschaftsbund and Vice President "Women in Business", Wirtschaftsbund, Central Office, Vienna

Mag. Markus STOCK

Head, EU-Office, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brussels

2000-2001 Junior Advisor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
2001-2002 Internship, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg
2002-2005 Advisor, EU-Office of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brussels
2005-2012 Internal Market Advisor, Enterprise Europe Network, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
since 2012 Head of the EU-Office, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brussels

Political Symposium

show timetable

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