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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.

Speakers

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
Principal Advisor, Asia and Pacific Department, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna
Writer and Freelance Artist, Kyiv
Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen Chair

Mag. (FH) Stefan APFL

Editor, DATUM - Seiten der Zeit, Vienna

since 2003 Freelance Journalist, ZEIT/PROFIL/TURKISH POLICY QUARTERLY/NRC HANDELSBLAD/COURRIER INTERNATIONAL, amongst others, Vienna
2006-2007 Analyst, ESI - European Stability Initiative, Istanbul/Berlin
2007-2012 Editor, FALTER, Vienna
2013 Freelance Correspondent, PROFIL/SPIEGEL.DE/PRESSE, Latin America
since 2014 Editor, DATUM - Seiten der Zeit, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Doris DIALER

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

1999-2000 Project Management ILF Consulting Engineers
1998-2003 Head of Content & Translation Tiscover.com
2003-2005 Project Manager, University of Innsbruck, Historical Department
2004-2005 Admission Office Manager, Sales Manager Academy, Vienna
since 2006 Acc. Parliamentary Assistant, Austrian Delegation, Greens/EFA, European Parliament
since 2009 Visiting Fellow, University of Innsbruck, Department of Political Science
since 2010 Founding Board Member, Innsbruck Center for European Research
since 2010 Lecturer, Danube University Krems
since 2010 Associate E-Lecturer, Berlin University for Professional Studies
since 2012 University Lecturer, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Mag. Alexander EGIT

Executive Director, Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna

 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 Mitglied der Geschäftsführung und Sprecher der Umweltschutzorganisation GLOBAL 2000
bis 1995 Stellvertretender Präsident der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik
1996 Freiberuflicher Konsulent für Non Profit Organisationen
1996-2004 Umweltpolitischer Leiter von Greenpeace Österreich
1993-1995 Vorstandsmitglied des ÖKO-BÜROs, Koordinationsstelle österreichischer Umweltorganisationen
1997-2004 Vorstandsmitglied des ÖKO-BÜROs, Koordinationsstelle österreichischer Umweltorganisationen
1997-2005 Vorstandsmitglied der IÖGV - Interessensvertretung Österreichischer Gemeinnütziger Vereine
seit 2000 Aufbau von Greenpeace in Osteuropa
2003-2005 Aufbau und Teamleiter von Greenpeace Polen
2005-2006 Beratung des Aufbaus von Greenpeace in China
2006 Teamleiter Greenpeace Ungarn
seit 2006 Geschäftsführer Greenpeace in Zentral- und Osteuropa

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

1983-1989 Politische Wissenschaften, Geschichte und Volkswirtschaft, Köln, Bonn und Paris
1984-1989 Stipendiatin, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
1986-1988 DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Stipendium, Institut d'Etudes de Sciences Politiques de Paris & Sorbonne
1989-1992 Promotionsstudium, Universität Münster, über die Geschichte der Sozialistischen Partei Frankreich
1995-1996 Director of Communication, Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, Paris
1996-1998 Referentin von Jacques Delors, Notre Europe, Paris
1998-1999 Assistant Professor European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
1999-2000 Referentin für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände, BDA, Berlin
2000-2003 Leiterin, Arbeitsstelle Europa, DGAP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin
2004-2007 Director Foreign Policy & Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF - German Marshall Fund
2007-2013 Büroleiterin, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
2013-2014 Senior Fellow, OSIFE - Open Society Initiative for Europe, German Operation, Berlin
2014 Gastforscherin, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
seit 2014 Gründerin und Direktorin, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Berlin
seit 2016 Director, Department for European Policy and the study of Democracy, Donau-University Krems

Mathias HUTER

Transparency Activist; Founder, Integrit.at, Vienna

2005-2007 Staff Writer, Datum, Vienna
2005-2010 Freelance Reporter, Vienna, Washington DC, Tbilisi
2006-2007 Press Office Trainee, Council of the European Union, Brussels
2009-2010 Analyst, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi
2010 Senior Election Assistant, OSCE/ODIHR, Vienna
2010-2011 Acting Director, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi
2011-2014 Senior Analyst/Program Manager, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi

Christopher KNOWLES

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

1976-1978 Lesotho National Development Corporation - Project Department
1979-1980 EU Commission Delegation in Malawi (Economic Advisor)
1981 Lazard Bros London
 Positions held at EIB:
since 1982 European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
1982-1985 Economist for the ACP - African, Caribbean and Pacific - countries
1986-1989 Loan Officer for the ACP countries
1990-1997 Head of Division for the CE Europe Operations
1998-1999 Head of Division for Greece and Finland Operations
2000-2004 Associate Director for Spain Infrastructure Lending Operations
since 2005 Associate Director for Energy, Environment and Funds

Mag. Dr. Michael MEYER

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

1989-1992 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Marketing, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1992-1994 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Cultural Management, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1994-1997 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
1997-1998 Research Assistant, Project "Managers between Private and Work-Life", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics
2002-2005 Associate Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics

Matthias REISINGER

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

since 2007 Co-Founder and Board Member, emersense, Vienna
since 2008 Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna, Vienna
since 2011 Co-Founder and Board Member, Three Coins, Vienna
since 2011 Co-Founder and Board Member, Inventures, Vienna
since 2014 Advisory Board Member, Austrian Startups Association

Dr. Michael REITERER

Principal Advisor, Asia and Pacific Department, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

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

Mag. Thomas SEIFERT

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

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

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

2002-2006 Associate Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine
2006-2009 Media and Communications Advisor, ICO/EUSR - The International Civilian Office - European Union Special Representative, Pristina
since 2005 EU Strategy Entrepreneur, Vienna, www.europeancommons.eu

Political Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2014

11:00 - 12:30Not Just an IslandCulture
14:00 - 15:30OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
19:30 - 20:00Curator's Talk: Art in the Margin of War - War in the Margin of ArtCulture
21:00 - 22:30"Kakanien - New Homelands" Goes Alpbach: And Nobody's There to Understand the Language You're Screaming In...Culture

25.08.2014

09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens' Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap - Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
12:00 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 07: Europe's Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain - Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe - Between Security and CooperationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Europe's Periphery at the Crossroads - Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy - Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
22:00 - 23:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World - How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
09:10 - 10:30Generational InequalityPlenary
11:00 - 12:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing RemarksPlenary