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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?

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

Prof. MA Simon ANHOLT

Author, Researcher and Government Advisor, London

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

Ph.D. Bruno MACAES

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

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

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

Graduate Diploma in Political Studies, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris Master in International Economics (D.E.A.), Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris Master of Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Associate Professor in Public Policy (on leave 1999-2001), Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Consultant, Trade Committee, Project on Regulatory Reform and Globalization; and Committee on Capital Movements and Invisible Transactions, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris Advisor to the Alternate Minister for European Affairs, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris Professor in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford Advisor on the White Paper on Governance, European Commission Advisor, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs Special Advisor on the Dutch EU presidency and presidency project, "Europe: A beautiful idea." Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visiting Professor, Vincent Wright Chair, SciencesPo Paris Visiting professor and Chair, Visions of Europe Programme, College of Europe, Bruges Consultant, "Free trade vs fair trade" project, DG Trade, European Commission Special Advisor on Government report "Embedding European Politics in the Netherlands After the No", WRR, Scientific Council for Government Policy Member of a group of "wise men", Horizon 2020-2030, Reflection Group on the Future of Europe, European Council, Brussels
1982
1983
1985
1993
  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
1996-1997
1996-1997
  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
2001-2002
2001-2004
2004
2004-2005
2005-2007
2006
2006-2007
2008-2010

Dr. Elisabeth WEHLING

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

Cognitive Science, Linguistics, and Ideology Research, University of California, Berkeley
2007-2013

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

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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