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10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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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.

Speakers

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Introduction
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 Chair

Dr. Daniel SCHRAAD-TISCHLER

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

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

László ANDOR

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

1992 Scholarship, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
1995 Scholarship, Department of War Studies, King' s College, London
1997-1998 Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Rutgers University, New Jersey
1998-1999 Expert, Budgetary and Finance Committee, Hungarian National Assembly
1999-2001 Advisor, SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review, World Bank
2000-2010 Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest and the King Sigismund College, Budapest
2000-2003 Széchenyi Professorship Grant
2001-2002 NIAS - Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar
2003-2005 Advisor, Prime Minister' s Office, Budapest
2004-2005 Member, Board of Directors, Koping-Datorg Rt, Budapest
2005-2010 Member, Board of Directors , European Bank for Reconstruction and Development representing Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia, London
2010-2014 Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels

Aart Jan DE GEUS

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

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

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

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

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

Dr. Stefan EMPTER

Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

1978-1983 Studies, Economics and Sociology, University of Augsburg
1980-1982 Studies, Educational and Social Sciences, University of Hagen
1988 Doctorate, Organizational Theory
1989-1996 Executive, various divisions and departments, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
1996-2008 Head, Economics and Social Affairs, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
2000-2002 Founding General Manager, IT-Academy East-Westphalia, Gütersloh
since 2001 Member, Management Committee, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
2008-2011 Head, Evidence-Based Policies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
since 2008 Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
since 2012 Head, Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:50OpeningPlenary
15:30 - 16:20Understanding Inequality - an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
16:40 - 18:10Inequality of Opportunity - Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
18:10 - 18:30Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 20:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 19:30Rankings and Reality - Austria's Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 22:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
20:30 - 22:00The Entrepreneurial Economy - How to Become a Champion?Plenary
22:00 - 23:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
22:30 - 23:30Young Talents - Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

08:00 - 09:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion - Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
09:00 - 10:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income - Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
09:30 - 10:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
10:10 - 10:30Political Corner2Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly - Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations - Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education - What Has to be Done?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations - What Next?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same - All Different?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System - Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies - Old InequalitiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation - Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: Equality - Location Dependent?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees - Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe - How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Shifting the Perception - Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
21:15 - 22:45Young Talents - Maja Osojnik BandCulture
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" Breakfast - Back to NormalityPartner
09:00 - 10:30Beyond Clichés - China's Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:20How to Grow or Not to Grow - that is the Question!Plenary
12:20 - 12:35ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner