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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?

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

Ph.D. Catherine BARNARD

Professor of European Union and Employment Law, University of Cambridge

Lecturer, Law, University of Southampton Lecturer, University of Cambridge Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge Reader, European Union Law, University of Cambridge
1991-1995
1996-2000
2000-2004
2004-2008

Array Georges DASSIS

President, EESC - European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

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

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

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

Array Eric THODE

Director International Fora and Trends, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

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

Political Symposium

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28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary