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13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason Fades

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Global insecurity, the fear of declining social status and increasing criminality are all based on growing inequality and high levels of unemployment. Increasingly, they are also becoming factors in the communication strategies used in politics and economics. How do these “intensifiers” affect the political landscape and atmosphere?

Speakers

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna Introduction
Senior Researcher, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
Director, Divison for Economic and Social Policy, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin
Right-Wing Extremism Researcher, DÖW - Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, Vienna
Political Scientist, IFES - Institute for Empirical Social Studies, Vienna; Affiliated Research Fellow, University of Vienna
Legal Expert and Head of Department Deputy, Department of Social Policy, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna Chair

Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

1979-1987 Works Council
1984-1987 Training Official, Regional Management: Vienna - Southwest
1985-1987 Deputy Chair for Manual Workers, Works Council
1987-1988 Political Secretary, Metalworkers Union
1988-1992 Deputy General Secretary, Finance Department, Metalworkers Union
1992-2006 Secretary General, Metalworkers Union (since 2000: Trade Union for Metal and Textile Workers)
2006 Executive Secretary, responsible for finances, Austrian Trade Union Federation
2006-2008 Chairman, Trade Union for Metal, Textile and Food Workers
since 2007 Member of Management, Austrian Trade Union Federation
2008-2009 Acting President, Austrian Trade Union Federation
since 2009 Elected President, Austrian Trade Union Federation

Mag. Dr. Marcel FINK

Senior Researcher, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

1996-1997 Research Assistant, Department of Government, University of Vienna
1997-1998 Research Assistant, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1998-2004 Vertragsassistent, Department of Government, University of Vienna
2002 PhD, Political Science, University of Vienna
2004-2013 Junior Assistant Professor (part-time), Department of Government, University of Vienna
2004-2014 Self-Employed Independent Researcher (part-time)
since 2007 Adjunct Professor (Lecturer), Webster University, Vienna Campus
since 2014 Senior Researcher, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Dr. Andrä GÄRBER

Director, Divison for Economic and Social Policy, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin

1980-1985 Studies, Foreign Languages, University Gießen
1982-1987 Studies, Economics, University Gießen
1989-1991 Studies, Business Sciences, University Gießen
1991-1995 Regional Representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Amman
1995-1997 Resident Representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Jerusalem
1998-2000 Head, Secretariat, Monitoring Committee, Regional Economic Development Working Group, Multilateral Talks of the Madrid Peace Process, Amman
2000-2001 Deputy Head, Department for Near/Middle East and North Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn
2001-2008 Head, Department for Near/Middle East and North Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin
2008-2013 Director, EU Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Brussels
since 2013 Director, Divison for Economic and Social Policy, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin

Andreas PEHAM

Right-Wing Extremism Researcher, DÖW - Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, Vienna

1990-2000 Studies of Political Science, University of Vienna
since 1995 Right-Wing Extremism Researcher, DÖW - Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, Vienna

Dr.in Eva ZEGLOVITS

Political Scientist, IFES - Institute for Empirical Social Studies, Vienna; Affiliated Research Fellow, University of Vienna

1998-2000 Research Assistant, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna
1999-2010 Researcher, SORA Institute for Social Research and Analysis, Vienna
2010-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna
since 2014 Manager and researcher, IFES - Institut für Empirische Sozialforschung, Vienna

Mag.a Silvia HRUSKA-FRANK

Legal Expert and Head of Department Deputy, Department of Social Policy, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

1994-2001 Studies of Legal Law, University of Vienna
1998-2003 Teaching Certificate for Driving Schools, Vienna State Government; Driving School Teacher in Krems, Vienna, Klosterneuburg
1999-2001 Political Officer and Chief Financial Officer, IUSY - International Union of Socialist Youth
since 2003 Legal Expert, Chamber of Labour (Labour Law Department, Solicitor, Barrister, since 2007 Social Politics, Head of Department Deputy since 2016)
2014-2015 Internship, Austrian Federal Trade Unions; Law Expert, Principle Department; Head of Delegation, Tripartite Negotiatons for Labour Law Reforms

Economic Symposium

show timetable

30.08.2016

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good CauseSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Changing World - Changing WaysPlenary
16:10 - 16:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
16:10 - 16:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Market Economy - Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Fireside Talk "Future of Europe - Future of the European Economy"Partner
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 21:30Migration - Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
21:30 - 22:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial

31.08.2016

08:00 - 09:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Country Breakfast Georgia - Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Country Breakfast Israel - the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Country Breakfast South Korea - Education Is the KeyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Digital Employees - Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms - New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing - If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate - Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution - Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy - a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:45 - 14:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade - Past, Present, FutureBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data - a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility - How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative - the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy - Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition - a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session - Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency - Cui Bono?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Switch - Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

01.09.2016

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
09:00 - 10:30Fully Connected - Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? - Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Different Countries, Different Solutions - Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
12:40 - 13:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
12:40 - 13:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner