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Lobbying and Networking for Social Interests

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Plenary / Panel
english language

Speakers

Managing Director, Lebenshilfe Österreich, Wien
Advisor, International Development Unit, Red Cross EU Office, Brussels
Member, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, European Parliament, Brussels
Department for Social Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Abstract
The European social partners are the main actors in the field of social policy.
How does the European social dialogue function? What is the procedure and who are the European social partners.
Publisher, former Editor-In-Chief, News, Vienna Chair

Mag. Albert BRANDSTÄTTER

Managing Director, Lebenshilfe Österreich, Wien

1981-1988 Studies of Protestant Theology and Old Semitic Languages and Archaeology in Vienna and Tübingen
1988-1991 Work and research studies in the Valdensian Church in Italy
  Co-founder of the Österreichische Armutskonferenz (Austrian Anti-Poverty Network)
1991-2001 Protestant Academy of Vienna (1994 Director): Management, Social Ethics, Ecumenism
2001-2005 Secretary General of Eurodiaconia (Brussels)
since 2005 Director of Lebenshilfe Österreich (Vienna): Lebenshilfe Österreich is a national federation of regional organisations working with and for people with intellectual disability. Main issues: advocacy for anti-discrimination, inclusion and high-quality services for people with disabilities. In the Lebenshilfe in Austria we work for 10.000 people with disabilities in about 500 local services with about 4000 staff. http://www.lebenshilfe.at

Martin KROTTMAYER

Advisor, International Development Unit, Red Cross EU Office, Brussels

1991-1993 Assistant, Documentary Credits, International Division, ERSTE Bank
1994 Centre for Bilingual Multicultural Studies, Cuernavaca, Mexico
1994-1995 Assistant, Audit & Consolidation, GRT Price Waterhouse
1995 Master of Business Administration, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria
1995-1996 European Commission
1996-1998 Commercial Manager, Sogelease Leasing (Societe Generale)
1998-1999 Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EU Presidency)
1999-2000 Managing Officer, Dept. of Democratisation, OSCE UN Mission, Pristina, Kosovo
2001-2003 Key Account Manager, Multinational Corporates, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Leasing, Vienna, Austria
2003 Expert, UN-OSCE Mission in Kosovo OMIK, Pristina, Kosovo
2003-2005 Manager, Project Finance & Assistance Programmes, MFC Merchant Bank, MFC Commodities, Herisau, Swizerland, Vienna, Austria
2005-2006 Head of Delegation, Project Coordinator, Austrian Red Cross Timor Leste Delegation, Dili, Timor Leste
2006-2008 Country Representative, Programme Coordinator, Austrian Red Cross Sudan Delegation, Khartoum, Sudan
2007 International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, Fordham University New York & UN System Staff College, Nairobi, Kenya
2008,2009 International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET), Carleton University Ottawa, Canada & The World Bank IEG, Washington DC
since 2008 Sr. Advisor International Development, Red Cross EU Officer, Brussels, Belgium

Mag. Evelyn REGNER

Member, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, European Parliament, Brussels

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften
1994-1995 Gerichtsjahr
1996 Forschungsstipendium in Paris und Genf
1992-1993 Flüchtlingsberaterin, Amnesty International
1996-1999 Mitarbeiterin, Sozialpolitisches Referat des ÖGB
1999-2008 Leiterin, ÖGB-Europabüro, Brüssel
2009 Leiterin, Stabstelle EU und Internationales, ÖGB
  Stellvertretende Vorsitzende, Ausschuss für Recht
  Stv. Mitglied, Ausschuss für Beschäftigung und soziale Angelegenheiten
  Stv. Mitglied, Ausschuss für konstitutionelle Fragen
  Mitglied, Delegation für die Beziehungen zur Andengemeinschaft
  Stv. Mitglied, Delegation für die Beziehungen zu Israel
  Stv. Mitglied, Sonderausschuss zu den politischen Herausforderungen und den Haushaltsmitteln für eine nachhaltige Europäische Union nach 2013 (2010 - 2011)
seit 2009 Abgeordnete, Europäisches Parlament

Mag. Christa SCHWENG

Department for Social Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

  During the training:
  Stage, Legal Policy Department responsible for Freedom of Establishment and Services
  Consumer Policy
  Stage, European Commission
  DG Internal Market and Financial Services
  Attaché, Austrian Free Trade Delegation to the European Union
  Responsible for Social Policy
1991-1994 Training program, Austrian Economic Chamber
  Responsible for European Social Policy and Industrial Relations
since 1994 Senior advisor, Social Policy Department of the Austrian Economic Chamber

Dr. Peter PELINKA

Publisher, former Editor-In-Chief, News, Vienna

 Studium der Geschichte und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität Wien
seit 1983 Lehrbeauftragter am Institut für Publizistik der Universität Wien, Vortragender am Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung
1980-1991 Innenpolitischer Redakteur der Tageszeitung "AZ"
1990 Übernahme der Chefredaktion
1991-2006 Chefredakteur des Wochenmagazins "NEWS"
1992 und 1998 Kolumnist der Wiener Stadtzeitung "Falter"
seit 1997 Moderator der ORF-Sendung "Zur Sache"
seit 1998 Moderator der ORF-TV-Talkshow "Zur Sache"
1998-2007 Kolumnist der Monatszeitschrift "Kompetenz"
seit 2002 Moderator der ORF-Sendung "Offen gesagt"
2006-2010 Chefredakteur des Wochenmagazins "Format"
seit 2007 Moderator der ORF-Sendung "Im Zentrum"
seit 2008 Kolumnist bei "Heute"
 Regelmäßige Beiträge auch in mehreren deutschen Zeitungen, etwa der "Zeit"
seit 2010 Chefredakteur, "News"