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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
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
Head, Department Foreign Policy, Die Presse, Vienna

Array 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

Press spokesman of the Vienna branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Permanent freelancer in the editorial department for ethnic minorities of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) Press Officer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Editor-in-Chief of "Industry News Service" Federal Managing Director of Young Industry / Group 1031 Manager of the IV Newsroom, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) Director of Marketing & Communication Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
 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
1992-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2001
2001-2011

Bernadette SEGOL

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels

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

Dr. Michael SPINDELEGGER

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

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

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

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

Mag. Christian ULTSCH

Head, Department Foreign Policy, Die Presse, Vienna

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

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2012

12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Challenges to the Social Welfare State in EuropePlenary
14:30 - 16:30Making Social Welfare Systems More SustainablePlenary

29.08.2012

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

30.08.2012

07:30 - 08:45Sustainable Financial and Social Welfare Policies in EuropePlenary
09:15 - 10:15Overcoming the Crisis by Strengthening EuropePlenary
10:15 - 10:30Closing StatementPlenary