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17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary Advocacy

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Foreign Policy
english language

The European Forum Alpbach seems to be populated with successful leaders, with speakers and visitors who have managed to turn their vision of change into a daily reality. How did they get to where they are today? What is their advice on what works and what doesn’t? What are the insights they share, the lessons we learn, the tools I need? What do seasoned professionals see as key ingredients in effective campaigning, advocacy, or full-scale change-making in European affairs? Which approaches will succeed today and tomorrow? We will explore these issues in an interactive and engaging session.

Editor, DATUM - Seiten der Zeit, Vienna
Accredited Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament, Brussels; Visiting Fellow, ICER - Innsbruck Center on European Research, Innsbruck
Executive Director, Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna
Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance; Krems
Transparency Activist; Founder, Integrit.at, Vienna
Head, Climate Change & Environment Division, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Member of Parliament, The Greens, Vienna
Head, Institute for Nonprofit-Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Programme Coordinator, European Fund for the Balkans, Belgrade
Entrepreneur; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna
Writer and Freelance Artist, Kyiv
Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen

Mag. (FH) Stefan APFL

Editor, DATUM - Seiten der Zeit, Vienna

Freelance Journalist, ZEIT/PROFIL/TURKISH POLICY QUARTERLY/NRC HANDELSBLAD/COURRIER INTERNATIONAL, amongst others, Vienna Analyst, ESI - European Stability Initiative, Istanbul/Berlin Editor, FALTER, Vienna Freelance Correspondent, PROFIL/SPIEGEL.DE/PRESSE, Latin America
since 2003
2006-2007
2007-2012
2013

Mag. Dr. Doris DIALER

Accredited Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament, Brussels; Visiting Fellow, ICER - Innsbruck Center on European Research, Innsbruck

Project Management ILF Consulting Engineers Head of Content & Translation Tiscover.com Project Manager, University of Innsbruck, Historical Department Admission Office Manager, Sales Manager Academy, Vienna Acc. Parliamentary Assistant, Austrian Delegation, Greens/EFA, European Parliament Visiting Fellow, University of Innsbruck, Department of Political Science Founding Board Member, Innsbruck Center for European Research Lecturer, Danube University Krems Associate E-Lecturer, Berlin University for Professional Studies
1999-2000
1998-2003
2003-2005
2004-2005
since 2006
since 2009
since 2010
since 2010
since 2010

Mag. Alexander EGIT

Executive Director, Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna

Mitglied der Geschäftsführung und Sprecher der Umweltschutzorganisation GLOBAL 2000 Stellvertretender Präsident der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik Freiberuflicher Konsulent für Non Profit Organisationen Umweltpolitischer Leiter von Greenpeace Österreich Vorstandsmitglied des ÖKO-BÜROs, Koordinationsstelle österreichischer Umweltorganisationen Vorstandsmitglied des ÖKO-BÜROs, Koordinationsstelle österreichischer Umweltorganisationen Vorstandsmitglied der IÖGV - Interessensvertretung Österreichischer Gemeinnütziger Vereine Aufbau von Greenpeace in Osteuropa Aufbau und Teamleiter von Greenpeace Polen Beratung des Aufbaus von Greenpeace in China Teamleiter Greenpeace Ungarn
 Abgeschlossenes Diplomstudium der Politikwissenschaften, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft
 Lehramtsstudium der Leibeserziehung, Geschichte und Sozialkunde
 Universitätslektor am Institut für Politikwissenschaften der Universität Wien
 Trainer für Kampagnen in Europa, Südostasien und Japan
1986-1995
bis 1995
1996
1996-2004
1993-1995
1997-2004
1997-2005
seit 2000
2003-2005
2005-2006
2006

Dr. Ulrike GUEROT

Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance; Krems

Politische Wissenschaften, Geschichte und Volkswirtschaft, Köln, Bonn und Paris Stipendiatin, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Stipendium, Institut d'Etudes de Sciences Politiques de Paris & Sorbonne Promotionsstudium, Universität Münster, über die Geschichte der Sozialistischen Partei Frankreich Director of Communication, Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, Paris Referentin von Jacques Delors, Notre Europe, Paris Assistant Professor European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. Referentin für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände, BDA, Berlin Leiterin, Arbeitsstelle Europa, DGAP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin Director Foreign Policy & Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF - German Marshall Fund Büroleiterin, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin Senior Fellow, OSIFE - Open Society Initiative for Europe, German Operation, Berlin Gastforscherin, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) Gründerin und Direktorin, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Berlin
1983-1989
1984-1989
1986-1988
1989-1992
1995-1996
1996-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2003
2004-2007
2007-2013
2013-2014
2014
seit 2014

Mathias HUTER

Transparency Activist; Founder, Integrit.at, Vienna

Staff Writer, Datum, Vienna Freelance Reporter, Vienna, Washington DC, Tbilisi Press Office Trainee, Council of the European Union, Brussels Analyst, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi Senior Election Assistant, OSCE/ODIHR, Vienna Acting Director, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi
2005-2007
2005-2010
2006-2007
2009-2010
2010
2010-2011

Christopher KNOWLES

Head, Climate Change & Environment Division, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Lesotho National Development Corporation - Project Department EU Commission Delegation in Malawi (Economic Advisor) Lazard Bros London European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Economist for the ACP - African, Caribbean and Pacific - countries Loan Officer for the ACP countries Head of Division for the CE Europe Operations Head of Division for Greece and Finland Operations Associate Director for Spain Infrastructure Lending Operations
1976-1978
1979-1980
1981
 Positions held at EIB:
since 1982
1982-1985
1986-1989
1990-1997
1998-1999
2000-2004

Mag. Dr. Michael MEYER

Head, Institute for Nonprofit-Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Marketing, Vienna University of Business and Economics Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Cultural Management, Vienna University of Business and Economics Research Assistant, Project "Language of Diplomacy", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna; Institute of Sociology, Vienna University of Business and Economics Research Assistant, Project "Managers between Private and Work-Life", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Vienna University of Business and Economics Assistant Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1989-1992
1992-1994
1994-1997
1997-1998
1998-2002

Array Matthias REISINGER

Entrepreneur; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna

Co-Founder and Board Member, emersense, Vienna Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna, Vienna Co-Founder and Board Member, Three Coins, Vienna Co-Founder and Board Member, Inventures, Vienna
since 2007
since 2008
since 2011
since 2011

Dr. Michael REITERER

Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

Dr. jur., University of Innsbruck Diploma in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center Research Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva; Certificate International Court of Justice, Research Session, The Hague Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Western Africa, Abidjan Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Japan, Tokyo Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Internationales, IHEID - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Austrian Permanent Mission to the GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Co-Chair (trade) of the Joint Session of Trade and Environment Experts, OECD, Paris Panelist of a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel (US/Canada - Split Run Editions) Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Industrial and Commercial Affairs Section, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, EESC Counsellor - European Economic and Social Committee of the EU, Brussels Counsellor, ASEM - Asia-Europe Meeting, European Commission, Directorate-General for External Relations, Brussels Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan, Tokyo Adjunct Professor for International Politics, University of Innsbruck (Dozent f. internationale Politik) Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern Principal Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
1978
1979
1981
1982-1985
1985-1989
1985
1990-1992
1992-1997
1995-1998
1996
1997-1998
1998-2002
2002-2007
2005
2007-2011
2012-2016

Mag. Thomas SEIFERT

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

Bachelor degree course, Biology, University of Salzburg Master degree course, Botany, University of Vienna Staff writer, Falter, Vienna Member of the Editorial Staff, Foreign Affairs Section, News, Vienna International Media Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC International Visitors Program, The State Department Lecturer, Danube University, Krems Member of the Editorial Staff, Foreign Affairs Section, Die Presse, Vienna Lecturer, University of Vienna
1987-1991
1991-1998
1991-1998
1999-2005
1999
2001
2001
2006-2012
2009

Oksana ZABUZHKO

Writer and Freelance Artist, Kyiv

 Oksana Zabuzhko is one of the most renowned contemporary Ukrainian poets, writers and essayists, known both for her literary works and social activism. She studied philosophy at the Kiev University, where she also obtained her doctorate. During the 1990s she taught at Penn State University, Harvard and University of Pittsburgh as a visiting writer. She has published four volumes of poetry and three novels, including the Ukrainian national bestseller Field Research in Ukrainian Sex, as well as numerous literary and scholarly essays. Her works are available in a dozen of languages, including English translations of her internationally acclaimed collection of poems and essays A Kingdom of Fallen Statues. Her essays and numerous translations of her poetry are also being published in various international literary journals.

Mag.a MA Verena RINGLER

Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen

Associate Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine Media and Communications Advisor, ICO/EUSR - The International Civilian Office - European Union Special Representative, Pristina
2002-2006
2006-2009

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