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09: Beyond European Communication

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Foreign Policy
english language

The failure to “communicate” Europe is often cited as a reason for growing euroscepticism among citizens. Indeed, European communication offers room for improvement, and campaigns and communication strategies alone will not be sufficient. There might be a need for a more emotional approach. What are the current difficulties of communicating Europe and would a new European narrative solve these difficulties? What kind of communication strategy wins citizens’ attention and support for the EU? Which new ideas do we need in order to establish a deeper connection among Europeans? And finally, how can we involve citizens actively in these processes?

Author, Researcher and Government Advisor, London
Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, derStandard.at, Vienna
Member, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, European Parliament, Brussels
Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
Co-chair, ESDN - European Sustainable Development Network; Director, EU Coordination - Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

Prof. MA Simon ANHOLT

Author, Researcher and Government Advisor, London

Independent Policy Advisor to 53 Governments Vice-Chairman, UK Foreign Office Public Diplomacy Board Publisher, Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index/City Brands Index Founder-Editor Emeritus, Journal of Place Branding & Public Diplomacy Winner, Nobels Colloquia Prize for Economics
since 2000
since 2001
since 2005
since 2006
2009

Dr. Alexandra FÖDERL-SCHMID

Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, derStandard.at, Vienna

Studium Publizistik, Politik, Geschichte Promotion Der Standard, zuerst Mitarbeit in Linz und Wien Deutschland-Korrespondentin Mitglied in der außenpolitischen Redaktion Deutschland-Korrespondentin EU-Korrespondentin in Brüssel Ressortleiterin Wirtschaft Chefredakteurin, Der Standard Co-Herausgeberin, Der Standard und derStandard.at
1989-1993
1996
ab 1990
1993-1998
1998-1999
1999-2005
2005
2006
seit 2007
seit 2012

DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

Assistant to the Director, Austrian Farmers' Union, Vienna Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1988-1989
1989-1997
1993-1994
1995-2002
1998
1998-2002
2002-2007
2006
2007-2013
since 2013

Mag. Elisabeth FREYTAG-RIGLER

Co-chair, ESDN - European Sustainable Development Network; Director, EU Coordination - Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

Sponsion Assistant Export Manager, Josef Riedel GmbH Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft Abteilungsleiterin, Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft Ungarisches Umweltministerium
 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1986
1986-1988
seit 1988
  Während der EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen Attaché an der Ständigen Vertretung in Brüssel
seit 1990
1996-1997

Political Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30 Not Just an Island Culture
12:00 - 13:30 Opening Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern Partnership Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 The European Union in Search of a New Narrative Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of Art Culture
19:00 - 20:30 “Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In… Culture

25.08.2014

07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCE Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and Crisis Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its Neighbours Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of Democracy Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary Advocacy Breakout
10:00 - 11:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and Cooperation Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and Beyond Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence Policy Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation Policies Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and Fatigue Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 09: Beyond European Communication Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability? Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow? Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are Written Partner

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: Introduction Plenary
07:10 - 08:30 Generational Inequality Plenary
09:00 - 10:15 Inequality in Energy and Climate Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary