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16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States

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Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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Trends such as social upheaval, intensifying global competition, large-scale migration and ageing populations are all putting European welfare states to the test. They need an urgent overhaul to meet the needs of the 21st century. Where might we find innovative governance solutions to the challenge of sustaining welfare states?

Speakers

Professor of European Union and Employment Law, University of Cambridge
President, EESC - European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels
Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance; Krems
Director International Fora and Trends, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Chair

Ph.D. Catherine BARNARD

Professor of European Union and Employment Law, University of Cambridge

1991-1995 Lecturer, Law, University of Southampton
1996-2000 Lecturer, University of Cambridge
2000-2004 Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
2004-2008 Reader, European Union Law, University of Cambridge
since 2008 Professor, EU Law and Employment Law, University of Cambridge

Georges DASSIS

President, EESC - European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

 Trade-union activist in Greece from the age of 15
1967-1974 Activist against the colonels' regime in Greece
1976-1980 Permanent member of the national staff of the Belgian General Federation of Labour (FGTB)
since 1981 Representative of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC, formerly ICFTU) and to the International Labour Office (ILO)
since 1982 Member of the Executive Committee of the ETUC
1981-1990 Member of the EESC from 1981 to 1990 and from 2002
1986-1990 President of the regional section of the EESC
1990 Founder member of the Labour Institute of the GSEE (1990) and secretary for international relations
2004-2008 President of the ECO section of the EESC
2008-2015 President of the Workers' Group of the EESC
2015-2018 President of the EESC

Dr. Ulrike GUEROT

Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance; Krems

1983-1989 Politische Wissenschaften, Geschichte und Volkswirtschaft, Köln, Bonn und Paris
1984-1989 Stipendiatin, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
1986-1988 DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Stipendium, Institut d'Etudes de Sciences Politiques de Paris & Sorbonne
1989-1992 Promotionsstudium, Universität Münster, über die Geschichte der Sozialistischen Partei Frankreich
1995-1996 Director of Communication, Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, Paris
1996-1998 Referentin von Jacques Delors, Notre Europe, Paris
1998-1999 Assistant Professor European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
1999-2000 Referentin für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände, BDA, Berlin
2000-2003 Leiterin, Arbeitsstelle Europa, DGAP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin
2004-2007 Director Foreign Policy & Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF - German Marshall Fund
2007-2013 Büroleiterin, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
2013-2014 Senior Fellow, OSIFE - Open Society Initiative for Europe, German Operation, Berlin
2014 Gastforscherin, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
seit 2014 Gründerin und Direktorin, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Berlin
seit 2016 Director, Department for European Policy and the study of Democracy, Donau-University Krems

Eric THODE

Director International Fora and Trends, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

 Advanced degree in Economics, Econometrics and Statistics, Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany
1996-2000 Research Assistant, Chair for Economics and Social Policy, University of Würzburg, Germany
since 2001 Lecturer for international economics and labor market policy, University of Würzburg, Germany
since 2001 Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany:
2001-2006 Project manager, Economics and Social Affairs Division
2006-2015 Senior Expert for socio-economic and labour market issues
since 2015 Director International Forums and Trends
2005-2008 Lecturer for international economics and economic policy, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany
since 2009 Policy Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), Bonn, Germany

Political Symposium

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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