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Lobbying – a key element of European politics?

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Alpbacher Hauptschule (Turnsaal)
Plenary / Panel
english language

Speakers

Professor and Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna Chair

Dr. Peter BALAZS

Professor and Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest

1963 Graduated in Economics at the Budapest School of Economics
1963-1968 "Elektroimpex" Economist, Hungarian Foreign Trading Co.
1969-1982 Desk Officer, Director, Ministry of Foreign Trade
1982-1987 Counselor in charge of the EC, Hungarian Embassy
1987-1988 Prime Minister Office: responsible for international economic organisations
1988-1992 Director General for multilateral relations, Ministry of International Economics Relations
1992-1993 Permanent State Secretary supervising the sectors of industry, energy, building industry, trade and tourism, Ministry of Industry and Trade
1994-1996 Ambassador, Hungarian Embassy, Copenhagen
1997-2000 Ambassador, Hungarian Embassy, Bonn-Berlin
2000 Dr. habil of the Budapest School of Economics
2000-2002 Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration: Professor
2001-2003 Ministry of Foreign Affairs: State Secretary for Integration and External Economic Relations
2003 Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2003-2004 Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union: Ambassador (Corepter II.)
2004 Member of the European Commission
2005-2009 Professor at the faculty of International and European Studies at the Central European University
2009-2010 Foreign Minister of the Republic of Hungary
  Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), CEU
since 2010 Professor, Central European University (CEU)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Dr. Gregor WOSCHNAGG

Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna

1960-1965 Jusstudium, Universitäten Wien, Grenoble und Trinity College, Cambridge
1965-1966 Postgraduate-Studium in Europarecht und Nationalökonomie am "Collège d'Europe" in Brügge, Belgien
  Integration
1966 Nach Gerichtspraxis Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche
1968-1973 Österreichische Vertretung, Vereinte Nationen in New York
1973-1975 Österreichischer Botschafter, Kairo
1975-1981 Leiter, Abteilung Presse und Information im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
  Umweltschutz UNEP und Städteplanung HABITAT
1981-1986 Österreichischer Botschafter in Nairobi und Ständiger Vertreter bei den UN-Organisationen in Nairobi über
1986-1987 Leiter, Generalsekretariat im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
  Stellvertreter von Bot. Dr. Manfred Scheich bei den EWR- und EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen
1987-1996 Leiter, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche Integration im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten;
  auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1993-1996 Stellvertretender Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für
1997-1999 Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1999-2007 Ständiger Vertreter Österreichs, Europäischen Union