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10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

The social gap within Europe has significantly increased in recent years. In their comparison of all EU member states, the Bertelsmann Foundation has made clear the difference in approach and implementation across the EU towards the concept of social justice and the design of an inclusive society. How can this trend towards inequality be stopped in the areas of “household consolidation” and “investments in the future”? What does this mean for the economy and what role will it have to play in this context? This Breakout Session will deal interactively with these questions.

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Mercator Senior Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Dr. Daniel SCHRAAD-TISCHLER

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Research Associate, Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science and European Affairs, University of Cologne Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Doctorate, Political Science, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
2004-2008
2008-2012
2009

László ANDOR

Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Mercator Senior Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Scholarship, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo Scholarship, Department of War Studies, King' s College, London Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Rutgers University, New Jersey Expert, Budgetary and Finance Committee, Hungarian National Assembly Advisor, SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review, World Bank Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest and the King Sigismund College, Budapest Széchenyi Professorship Grant NIAS - Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar Advisor, Prime Minister' s Office, Budapest Member, Board of Directors, Koping-Datorg Rt, Budapest Member, Board of Directors , European Bank for Reconstruction and Development representing Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia, London
1992
1995
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2001
2000-2010
2000-2003
2001-2002
2003-2005
2004-2005
2005-2010

Array Aart Jan DE GEUS

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Master of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam CNV - Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond (National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands), Utrecht Vice Chairman, CNV - Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond (National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands), Utrecht Partner, Boer & Croon, Amsterdam Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands, cabinet Balkenende Deputy Secretary-General, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
1980
1980-1993
1993-1998
1998-2002
2002-2007
2007-2011
2011-2012

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

Chairman, Austrian National Students Union, Vienna University of Economics and Business Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business Managing Director, legend Consulting GmbH Founder and Managing Director, Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying Founder and Managing Director, cumclave Unternehmensberatung Managing Director, Tauern Holding State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
1995-1997
1997-2000
2000-2005
2006-2010
2011-2012
2011-2014
2014-2017

Array Martha SCHULTZ

Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

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

Dr. Stefan EMPTER

Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Studies, Economics and Sociology, University of Augsburg Studies, Educational and Social Sciences, University of Hagen Doctorate, Organizational Theory Executive, various divisions and departments, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Head, Economics and Social Affairs, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Founding General Manager, IT-Academy East-Westphalia, Gütersloh Member, Management Committee, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Head, Evidence-Based Policies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
1978-1983
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since 2001
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since 2008

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner