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Muddling Through or Starting Anew?

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Politics of austerity, worsening levels of solidarity, social and security challenges at home and abroad – these phenomena destabilise the foundations of European integration. The mechanisms which distribute sovereignty from Brussels appear to be no longer functioning as they should. How can we define forward-looking aims and return to a common European path?

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels
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
Minister of State for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen

Array Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
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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
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Array Michael ROTH

Minister of State for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), Werratal school, Heringen Non-military national service, Protestant Church Political science, public law, German studies, sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main Lecturer, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin Member, SPD - Social Democratic Party of Germany Deputy Federal Chairperson, Young Socialists Member, Executive Committee, North Hesse district, SPD Directly elected member, German Bundestag, electoral district 169 Werra-Meissner - Hersfeld-Rotenburg Secretary-General, SPD Land Hesse Spokesperson, SPD members of the Bundestag from Land Hesse Spokesperson on Europe, SPD parliamentary group, Berlin
1990
1990-1991
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since 1996
since 1998
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2009-2014
1998-2013

Ph.D. M.Sc Nathalie TOCCI

Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

BA (Hons), PPE - Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University College, Oxford M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
1995-1998
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2014

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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29.08.2015

16:00 - 17:30 The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective? Partner

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00 Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, Prevention Partner
12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European Security Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of Ukraine Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade Order Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained Prosperity Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for Democracy Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European Defence Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should Play Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in Focus Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners? Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 CANCELED – Late Night Talk: Islam, “Islamic State” and Violence Plenary

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary