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Sustainable Financial and Social Welfare Policies in Europe

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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German and English language

Speakers

President, DIKTIO; Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs; Former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Athens
Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels
Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair
Head, Department Foreign Policy, Die Presse, Vienna Chair

Anna DIAMANTOPOULOU

President, DIKTIO; Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs; Former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Athens

 Anna Diamantopoulou is a Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development, has been a member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years. 1999-2004 she was European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. In 2009 she served as Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs until March of 2012 and consequently as the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping until May 2012. She hold position as the Chairperson of the Party of European Socialists’ Forum on the European Dimension of New Social Europe and as a Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs, and as a Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015).

Mag. Christoph NEUMAYER

Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

 Studies of History, Journalism and Law, University of Vienna
 Graduation with honors (Mag.phil) in History and Communication Science
 Degree from the 32nd Post Graduate Management University Course at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
 7th Strategic Leadership Course of the LVAK (Austrian National Defence Academy) on behalf of the Federal Government and the National Security Council
 Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
1991-1992 Press spokesman of the Vienna branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP)
1992-1997 Permanent freelancer in the editorial department for ethnic minorities of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
1997-1998 Press Officer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Editor-in-Chief of "Industry News Service"
1998-1999 Federal Managing Director of Young Industry / Group 1031
1999-2001 Manager of the IV Newsroom, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
2001-2011 Director of Marketing & Communication Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
since 2011 Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)

Bernadette SEGOL

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels

1972 Master's Degree in Philosophy, University of Toulouse
1974-1985 Assistant to the General Secretary, International Textile Workers' Federation, Brussels
1985-2000 Director, Euro-FIET (European Trade Union Federation for Commerce, Finance, IT and other Services), Brussels
1985-2011 Member, Executive Committee and Steering Committee, ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels
2000-2010 Elected Secretary, UNI Europa (European Trade Union for Services), Brussels (re-elected in 2003 and 2007)
since 2011 Elected General Secretary, ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation, Athens Congress, Brussels

Dr. Michael SPINDELEGGER

Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

1978-1983 University of Vienna, Law Faculty; 1983 Graduation as Doktor iuris - Doctor of Law
1982-1983 Assistant Lecturer and Researcher, Institute of Criminal Law, University of Vienna
1983-1984 Judge's Assistant at several Courts of Law in Vienna
1984-1987 Civil Servant for the Federal State Lower Austria; employed in the Headquarter as well as in the Country Councils of Gmünd and Baden
1987-1990 Member in the Cabinet of the Minister of Defence
1989-1991 Speaker on European Relations, ÖAAB, the Employees' Association of the Austrian People's Party - ÖVP
1990-1993 Trainee Programme, Federation of Austrian Industrialists, including Work Experience at Alcatel Austria, Siemens and the Austrian Power Industry, as well as a four-months internship in Germany
1991 Deputy Head, ÖAAB
1992-1993 Member, Federal Chamber in the Austrian Parliament
1993-1994 GiroCredit (Austrian bank), employed within the Secretary of the Board; Strategic Management
1993-1995 MP - Member of the National Assembly
1995-1996 MEP - Member of the European Parliament (ÖVP-EVP), Brussels, Member in the Parliamentary Committee on Economics, Currency Issues and Industrial Policy, Deputy Member in the Committee for Social Issues and Employment
since 1996 MP - Member of the National Assembly in the Austrian Parliament
1996-2006 Party's Speaker on Foreign Affairs, Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs
since 1998 Chairman, NÖAAB (ÖAAB of Lower Austria)
2000-2007 Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
2000-2006 Deputy Parliamentary Group Leader, Austrian People´s Party
2002-2006 Head, Austrian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
2006-2008 2nd President, Austrian National Council
2008-2013 Federal Minister for European and International Affairs
since 2009 Head, ÖAAB
since 2011 Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and Head of ÖVP
since 2013 Federal Minister of Finance

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

Mag. Christian ULTSCH

Head, Department Foreign Policy, Die Presse, Vienna

1987-1989 Degree in German Literature and Political Science, University of Vienna
1989-1995 Degree in International Law, Macroeconomics, Political Science, University of Vienna
1996 Projects, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 1996 Journalist for the Austrian quality newspaper "Die Presse" (foreign desk)
2003-2004 Correspondent in Berlin (Germany)
since 2004 Head of the foreign desk, "Die Presse"
since 2009 Editor in Chief, "Die Presse am Sonntag"

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2012

14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Challenges to the Social Welfare State in EuropePlenary
16:30 - 18:30Making Social Welfare Systems More SustainablePlenary

29.08.2012

09:00 - 10:30Reforming Social Welfare Systems: European Best PracticesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Intergenerational JusticePlenary
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 01: Sozialleistung als geteilte Verantwortung?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 02: "Rule-Breaking": Mit vertauschten Rollen zum neuen SozialsystemBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 03: Politik, Wirtschaft, Individuum: Wer trägt in Zukunft die soziale Verantwortung?Breakout
15:00 - 16:30Arbeitskreis 04: Dienstleistungen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Wettbewerb und GemeinwohlBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 05: Kommunikationsinfrastrukturen - Investitionen in einen effektiven SozialstaatBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 06: Wohlstand als Falle? Geht es uns (zu) gut?Breakout
15:00 - 16:30Arbeitskreis 07: Eigenverantwortung im GesundheitssystemBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 08: Das neue ArbeitenBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 09: Social Business - Soziale Probleme unternehmerisch lösen?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 10: Entscheidungssimulation: Vom Sponsoring zur Corporate Social ResponsibilityBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 12: Wirtschaftsstandort Österreich: Fit für die Zukunft oder reif fürs Museum?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 13: Citizenship Education und ökonomische Bildung in der (öko-)sozialen MarktwirtschaftBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 14: Simulation: Stakeholder Conference on the Future of EnergyBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Arbeitskreis 11: Wertvolle Arbeit - produktives Alter?Breakout
19:00 - 20:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Reality and Fiction in the World of ManagementPlenary
20:30 - 22:30Reception hosted by T-Mobile Austria GmbH and T-Systems Austria GmbHSocial

30.08.2012

09:30 - 10:45Sustainable Financial and Social Welfare Policies in EuropePlenary
11:15 - 12:15Overcoming the Crisis by Strengthening EuropePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing StatementPlenary