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Muddling Through or Starting Anew?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

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?

Speakers

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 Chair

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

1986 Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA
1977-1993 Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia
1987-1988 Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1991 Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition
1992 Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe
1993-1997 Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
1997-1998 Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
1998-1999 Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
2000-2004 Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group
2004-2007 Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow
2007-2008 Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group
2008-2010 Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group
2010-2014 European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels
since 2014 European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
since 2015 Co-chair of UN Secretary General High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing

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

Michael ROTH

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

1990 Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), Werratal school, Heringen
1990-1991 Non-military national service, Protestant Church
1991-1997 Political science, public law, German studies, sociology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
2000-2002 Lecturer, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
since 1987 Member, SPD - Social Democratic Party of Germany
1993-1995 Deputy Federal Chairperson, Young Socialists
since 1996 Member, Executive Committee, North Hesse district, SPD
since 1998 Directly elected member, German Bundestag, electoral district 169 Werra-Meissner - Hersfeld-Rotenburg
2009-2014 Secretary-General, SPD Land Hesse
2009-2014 Spokesperson, SPD members of the Bundestag from Land Hesse
1998-2013 Spokesperson on Europe, SPD parliamentary group, Berlin
since 2013 State Minister for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

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

1995-1998 BA (Hons), PPE - Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University College, Oxford
1998-1999 M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1999-2003 Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
2000-2003 Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2003-2004 Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
2005-2007 Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
2006-2010 Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
2009-2010 Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington
since 2011 Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator
since 2013 Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison
2014 Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
since 2015 Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs; Vice President of the European Commission

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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29.08.2015

18:00 - 19:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner

30.08.2015

11:00 - 12:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
14:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial
22:00 - 23:30Young Talents - Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities - Future Chances?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society's Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant's SkillsBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
21:00 - 22:30CANCELED - Late Night Talk: Islam, "Islamic State" and ViolencePlenary

01.09.2015

09:00 - 09:30InDignityPlenary
09:30 - 10:15Existential RisksPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
12:15 - 12:30Concluding RemarksPlenary