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The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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english language

How can we cope with problems such as youth unemployment and the apparent rise of nationalistic sentiments all across Europe? How can we promote political participation and progress? Which framework conditions and individual attitudes are necessary?

Speakers

Member of Parliament, Vienna
Member of Parliament, Vienna
President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dark Horse GmbH, Berlin
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Copywriter, Pool CP, Madrid
Co-Founder, Brainomix Ltd; Co-Founder, Green Systems Ltd, Athens
Project Manager of European & National Projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO, Messolonghi
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Niki BERLAKOVICH

Member of Parliament, Vienna

1985 Graduation, branch of study: agriculture, plant production, Studies at Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Live Sciences
1991-2005 Delegate to the Provincial Parliament of Burgenland
since 1991 Deputy Head of the Provincial parliamentary group of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Burgenland
1998-2000 General Manager of the Provincial ÖVP group
2002-2005 Head of the parliamentary fraction of the ÖVP's Provincial parliamentary group
2005-2008 Member of the Provincial Government of Burgenland
since 2005 Member of the Chief Executive Department of the Austrian Farmers' Federation - Federal Secretary
since 2006 Head of the Farmers' Federation of the Province of Burgenland
2008-2013 Agriculture and Environment Minister of the Republic of Austria
since 2013 Member of Parliament

Mag. Dr. Maria FEKTER

Member of Parliament, Vienna

 Hochschulausbildung
1982 Mag. rer. soc. oec.: Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
 
 Unternehmerische Laufbahn
1979 Dr. jur.: Studium der Rechte an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1982 Eintritt in den elterlichen Betrieb (Firma Niederndorfer & Co., Kieswerke-Transportbeton)
1986 Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin
1991 Zurücklegung der Gesellschaftsanteile aufgrund Bestellung zur Staatssekretärin für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten
1995 Wiederaufnahme der Geschäftsführertätigkeit
2007 Austritt aus der Geschäftsführung
 
 Politische Laufbahn
2003-2007 Mitglied des Fachverbandsausschusses der Stein und der Keramischen Industrie in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
1986-1990 Mitglied des Gemeinderates von Attnang-Puchheim
1990 Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat
1990-1996 Stadtparteiobfrau der ÖVP Attnang-Puchheim
1990-1995 Mitglied des Präsidiums des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes
1994-2007 Mitglied der Wirtschaftskommission der Europäischen Frauenunion
1995-2007 Landesparteiobmann-Stellvertreterin der ÖVP Oberösterreich
2003-2007 Mitglied des Fachverbandsausschusses der Stein und der Keramischen Industrie in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
2002-2007 Vorsitzende der Wirtschaftskommission der Europäischen Frauenunion
seit 2007 Landesvorsitzende der Europäischen Frauenunion (National Sektion Austria)
seit 2008 Mitglied des Präsidiums des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes
 
 Parlamentarische Funktionen
seit 2008 ÖVP-Bundesparteiobmann-Stellvertreterin
1994-2007 Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat
 
 Regierungsfunktionen
1995-2007 Vorsitzende des Justizausschusses
1990-1994 Staatssekretärin im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten
2007-2008 Volksanwältin (u.a. zuständig für Steuern, Justizverwaltung und Gemeindeangelegenheiten)
2008-2011 Bundesministerin für Inneres
2011-2013 Bundesministerin für Finanzen

Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

1979-1987 Betriebsrat (von 1982-1987 freigestellt)
1985-1987 Stv. Vorsitzender des Arbeiterbetriebsrates
1984-1987 Bildungsreferent der Bezirksleitung Wien-Südwest der Gewerkschaft Metall-Bergbau-Energie (GMBE)
1987-1988 Sekretär der GMBE
1988-1992 Stv. Zentralsekretär der GMBE, Finanzreferat
1992-2006 Zentralsekretär der GMBE
seit 2000 Gewerkschaft Metall-Textil (GMT)
2006 Leitender Sekretär des ÖGB für Finanzen
2006-2008 Vorsitzender der Gewerkschaft Metall-Textil-Nahrung (GMTN)
seit 2007 Mitglied im Vorstand, ÖGB
 seit 2009 Gewählter Präsident, ÖGB
2008-2009 Geschäftsführender Präsident, ÖGB

Mag. Monika FRECH

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dark Horse GmbH, Berlin

2005-2006 Erasmus, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
2007-2008 Fulbright exchange student, University of Minnesota
2008-2009 HPI school of Design Thinking, Potsdam
2012 Self-organized, social innovation project to teach creative confidence to students and teachers, Ladakh (region in the Indian Himalaya)
2012 Graduation in North America Studies, additional courses in political science, sociology, communications, Freie Universität Berlin
since 2010 Co-founder and CEO, Dark Horse GmbH (innovation agency), Berlin

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1966 Founding Chairman, European Youth
1973 Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1990-2000 Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs
1995-2000 Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division
2001-2005 President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
2005-2009 President, European SME Union
since 2006 Honorary President, Eurochambres
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University
since 2006 Chairman, Global Chamber Platform

María LILLO FELIS

Copywriter, Pool CP, Madrid

2008-2009 Erasmus, University of Vienna
2005-2010 Degree, University of Valencia
2010-2011 Fellowship for literary creation from the Antonio Gala Foundation for young artists, Córdoba
2012-2013 Co-Editor, Los Libros del Cormorán, Madrid
since 2013 Copywriter, Pool CP, Madrid

MEng. Michael PRINTZOS

Co-Founder, Brainomix Ltd; Co-Founder, Green Systems Ltd, Athens

2007 Director, Ini-Novation, Singapore
2005-2009 Partner, High-Tech Business Incubator, Athens
2009-2010 Sales Manager, Prooptiki-Holdings, Athens
since 2009 Co-Founder, Green Systems Ltd, Athens
since 2010 Co-Founder, Brainomix Ltd, Oxford

MBA Theodora TOLI

Project Manager of European & National Projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO, Messolonghi

2006-2007 Marketing & Communications Assistant, Aifantis S.A., Agrinio
2007-2008 Project Manager of European & National projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO Messolonghi
2009-2011 Administrative employee, Prefecture of Etoloakarnania, Messolonghi
2011 Hotel Receptionist, Sunsail Club Vounaki S.A., Paleros Vonitsis
2011 Call agent, Fa.Metal Valor Deutschland GmbH, Saarbruecken
since 2012 Project Manager of European & National projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO, Messolonghi

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Perspectives

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Kategorie: all BreakoutPlenary

19.08.2013

14:30 - 14:45OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 16:30European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30The European Union's Future Role in a Global EconomyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00"Foreign" by Miriam FassbenderPlenary

20.08.2013

09:00 - 10:30Europe in the MediaPlenary
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 01a: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis - "More Europes" or "More Europe"?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EUBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and GrowthBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in EuropeBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 01b: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic PartnersBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Changing Values - Focus on IncentivesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies - A Bridge so Near?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation PolicyBreakout

21.08.2013

09:30 - 13:00The EU's WMD strategy - Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control
10:00 - 10:30Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes?Plenary
10:30 - 12:30The Future of Europe: A Grassroots PerspectivePlenary
12:30 - 12:35ClosingPlenary