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08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Democracy & Governance
english language

Is the current social contract the right one? How do European societies need to change if their citizens are to navigate the new opportunities of the digital age? Does a basic income have a role to play in this? RSA experts and Alpbach participants will reflect on what a new social contract might resemble.

Speakers

Founder, Tänk, Espoo
Director Policy and Strategy, RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London
Senior Researcher, Social Brain Centre, RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London

Markus KANERVA

Founder, Tänk, Espoo

1998-1999 Helsinki School of Economics: Small Business Entrepreneurship Examination for Academics
2000-2006 Master of Social Sciences in Economics. The University of Helsinki: (5 year program).
2004 Kauppalehti: Journalist (summer intern)
2005-2006 Helsinki School of Economics: Small Business Entrepreneurship Examination for Academics
2005-2006 Fujitsu Services Finland: Communications Intern
2006-2007 Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances, Northern Europe: Marketing Coordinator
 Project Leader at Business Development
 Project leader for the Northern European Business Intelligence systems
2007-2011 Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances, Northern Europe:
2011-2013 Marketing Clinic Finland: Senior Marketing Analyst
2013 Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration. (Courses in Open University)
2013 Tänk: Founder, Managing Director, Researcher
 Online lectures by Dilip Soman. Received Honor Code Certificate for passing the course.
 Coursera/Duke University: A Beginner s Guide to Irrational Behavior.
 Online lectures by Dan Ariely. Completed with distinction.
2014 edX/University of TorontoX: BE101x: Behavioural Economics in Action.
2014-2015 Master of Business and Economics, Specialization in Behavioral Economics. Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam: (1 year program)

Anthony PAINTER

Director Policy and Strategy, RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London

1999-2000 Consultant, Westminster Strategy
2000 Project Leader, Policy Network
2000-2002 Director, Urbanity
2002-2003 Director, Political Division, The Communication Group plc
2003-2008 Founder and Director, Jefferson Communications
2008-2013 Freelance Researcher, Writer, Strategy Consultant and Commentator

Nathalie SPENCER

Senior Researcher, Social Brain Centre, RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London

 Nathalie Spencer is a Senior Researcher in the RSA s Social Brain team in London, where she applies a behavioural science perspective to various social issues of our time. She is lead author on projects exploring the application of behavioural insights to areas as diverse as financial capability and financial education, preventative health, and inequality in education including student motivation and teachers implicit biases. Previously, she was co-author on a paper exploring the role of curiosity on innovation. She has a Master s degree in Behavioural Economics from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and a Bachelor s degree in Commerce from McGill University (Canada).

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

15:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:30The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver?Plenary
17:00 - 21:00Resilience: A "Situation Room" ExperimentPartner
19:00 - 20:30Democracy Gone Astray?Plenary
20:30 - 21:30Europe State Award CeremonyPartner

29.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Editors' BreakfastPlenary
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and PoliticsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis SituationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial SpiritBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Liberté - Égalité - Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of GovernanceBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and RussiaBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Hanan AshrawiPartner
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet's Global FutureBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, ResilientBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging RisksBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the "New" Challenge of IntegrationBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member StatesBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The EU's Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee CrisisBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility GapBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future?Breakout
16:00 - 18:00ReceptionSocial
18:00 - 19:30Turkey between Regional Aspirations and ChallengesPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Brexit and the Future of EuropePlenary

30.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club: Strategies of InfluencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things GoingPlenary
09:30 - 10:00COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and SciencePlenary
10:30 - 12:30Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead?Plenary