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The European Union in Search of a New Narrative

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Foreign Policy
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European citizens increasingly associate the EU with keywords like “rescue packages”, “transfer payments” and “welfare tourism”. How can policy-makers initiate change and show that the EU can be a win-win situation? How can citizens rebuild Europe’s foundations after more than 60 years of integration history?

Speakers

Author, Researcher and Government Advisor, London
Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Portugal, Lisbon
Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, and Director, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Researcher, International Computer Science Institute, University of California at Berkeley
Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen Chair

Prof. MA Simon ANHOLT

Author, Researcher and Government Advisor, London

since 2000 Independent Policy Advisor to 53 Governments
since 2001 Vice-Chairman, UK Foreign Office Public Diplomacy Board
since 2005 Publisher, Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index/City Brands Index
since 2006 Founder-Editor Emeritus, Journal of Place Branding & Public Diplomacy
2009 Winner, Nobels Colloquia Prize for Economics
since 2014 Publisher, Good Country Index

Ph.D. Bruno MACAES

Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Portugal, Lisbon

2007 Brady Fellow, the American Enterprise Institute, Washington
2007-2008 Professor, Globalization Studies, Yonsei University, Korea
2008-2011 Professor, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin
2008-2011 Together with a small number of people, launched the European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin
2011-2013 Senior Advisor, Prime Minister's Office, Government of Portugal, Lisbon
since 2013 Secretary of State of European Affairs, Government of Portugal, Lisbon

Ph.D. Kalypso NICOLAIDIS

Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, and Director, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

1982 Graduate Diploma in Political Studies, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris
1983 Master in International Economics (D.E.A.), Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris
1985 Master of Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1993 PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Other Positions while at Harvard
  Assistant Professor in Public Policy, 1993-1999
  Faculty Associate, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  Faculty Associate, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  Faculty Chair, Kokkalis Program on Southeastern Europe
  Faculty Chair, KSG-UNHCR project
1993-2001 Associate Professor in Public Policy (on leave 1999-2001), Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
1996-1997 Consultant, Trade Committee, Project on Regulatory Reform and Globalization; and Committee on Capital Movements and Invisible Transactions, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris
1996-1997 Advisor to the Alternate Minister for European Affairs, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris
  Other positions at Oxford:
  Lecturer in International Relations (1999-2007)
  Director, European Studies Centre (2006-2009)
  Director, Research Training, DPIR (2006-2009)
  Governing Body Fellow at St Antony s College, European Centre
  Faculty Chair, Southeastern European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
  Chair, RAMSES-Oxford (Euro-Med network)
  Co-chair, Rethinking Europe in a Non European World (RENEW)
since 1999 Professor in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
2001-2002 Advisor on the White Paper on Governance, European Commission
2001-2004 Advisor, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004 Special Advisor on the Dutch EU presidency and presidency project, "Europe: A beautiful idea." Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004-2005 Visiting Professor, Vincent Wright Chair, SciencesPo Paris
2005-2007 Visiting professor and Chair, Visions of Europe Programme, College of Europe, Bruges
2006 Consultant, "Free trade vs fair trade" project, DG Trade, European Commission
2006-2007 Special Advisor on Government report "Embedding European Politics in the Netherlands After the No", WRR, Scientific Council for Government Policy
2008-2010 Member of a group of "wise men", Horizon 2020-2030, Reflection Group on the Future of Europe, European Council, Brussels
2010 Fellow, Institut Méditerranéen d Etudes Avancées, Marseille

Dr. Elisabeth WEHLING

Researcher, International Computer Science Institute, University of California at Berkeley

2007-2013 Cognitive Science, Linguistics, and Ideology Research, University of California, Berkeley
since 2013 Cognitive Science, Linguistics, and Ideology Research, University of California, Berkeley and International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley

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

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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