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18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe

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Breakout / Sustainability
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The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” presents ambitious guidelines for transforming conventional social and economic models into ecologically more sustainable forms. What political instruments do we need at EU level in order to implement the Sustainable Development Goals?

Speakers

Luxembourgian Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, Luxembourg Introduction
Macedonian Minister of Education and Science, Skopje Introduction
Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Introduction
EU Policy Director, European Environmental Bureau, Brussels
Co-chair, ESDN - European Sustainable Development Network; Director, EU Coordination - Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
Ambassador of the United States of America to the Austrian Republic, Vienna
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair

Fernand ETGEN

Luxembourgian Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, Luxembourg

1971-1977 Humanistisches Gymnasium von Diekirch.
seit 1979 Mitglied der DP
1979-1981 Mitglied des Gemeinderats von Feulen
1982-1987 Vizebürgermeister
1988-1993 Mitglied des Gemeinderats von Feulen
1994 Bürgermeister
2007 Parlamentsabgeordneter auf nationaler Ebene
2009 Liste der Demokratischen Partei, Abgeordnetenhaus, Regierungsbezirk Nord
 Seit 2010 Generalsekretär, Demokratische Partei.
 Seit 2013 Minister für Landwirtschaft, Weinbau und Konsumentenschutz, dann Minister mit Angelegenheiten zum Parlament in der Koalitionsregierung der Demokratischen Partei (DP) mit der Luxemburger Sozialistischen Arbeiterpartei (LSAP) und den Grünen (Déi Gréng).
2009-2013 stellvertretender Vorsitzender, Ausschuss für Inneres, Grande Région und Polizei; stellvertretender Vorsitzender, Ausschuss für Landwirtschaft, Weinbau und ländliche Entwicklung; stellvertretender Vorsitzender, Ausschuss für den öffentlichen Dienst und Verwaltungsvereinfachung.

M.Sc. Pishtar LUTFIU

Macedonian Minister of Education and Science, Skopje

2000-2004 High school "Nikola Stein" Tetovo
2006-2009 South East European University - Tetovo, Public Administration and Political Science;
2009-2012 Master in Political Science at the South East European University Tetovo.
2011-2013 Institute for Political and International Studies - Skopje, Secretary General.
 Framework Agreement, Department of International Relations
2013 Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Secretariat for Implementation of the Ohrid;
2014 Club Alpbach Macedonia, President

DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

1988-1989 Assistant to the Director, Austrian Farmers' Union, Vienna
1989-1997 Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna
1993-1994 Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union
1995-2002 Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998 President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998-2002 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
2002-2007 Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2006 Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
2007-2013 Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels
since 2013 Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
since 2017 President, Union of European Federalists Austria, Vienna

MA Pieter DE POUS

EU Policy Director, European Environmental Bureau, Brussels

 Master degree in forestry sciences from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. Since 2005 he has worked in the policy unit of the European Environmental Bureau, coordinating the organizations advocacy work in the areas of biodiversity, water, soil, bio-energy and agriculture policies. Since September 2010 he is the EEB s policy director. Managing a team of 14 policy officers, he leads the EEB s policy work with a focus on horizontal issues like natural resources,  better regulation , trade and environmental governance. He is chairman of the board of ECOS, a specialized NGO representing environmental interests in standardization and sits on the Board of NGO s Seas At Risk and Green Budget Europe. He is also a member of the Steering Group of the Coalition for Energy Savings and the Better Regulation Watchdog. Between March 1 and May 1 2011 he was acting Secretary General of the EEB.

Mag. Elisabeth FREYTAG-RIGLER

Co-chair, ESDN - European Sustainable Development Network; Director, EU Coordination - Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1986 Sponsion
1986-1988 Assistant Export Manager, Josef Riedel GmbH
seit 1988 Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
  Während der EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen Attaché an der Ständigen Vertretung in Brüssel
seit 1990 Abteilungsleiterin, Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
1996-1997 Ungarisches Umweltministerium
seit 2002 Gender Mainstreaming Beauftragte, Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft

Alexa L. WESNER

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Austrian Republic, Vienna

 Ms. Wesner graduated from Stanford University in 1994 with a B.A. degree in Biology. She moved to Austin, Texas to join Trilogy Software in the early days of Austin s technology boom. In 1997, she founded HireTECH, a recruiting and consulting company focused on high tech start-ups, also serving as President and CEO. In 2000, she founded her second company, Recruiting Labs, a web-based recruiting venture.
 
 After a successful career as a high-tech chief executive and entrepreneur, Ms. Wesner turned her attention to politics and community development as both a fundraiser and a hands-on entrepreneur driving progressive causes on national, regional, and local levels. In local and state venues, Ms. Wesner is the founder of The Texas Civic Engagement Table, Engage Texas, Progress Texas, and the Texas Research Institute, designed to provide a lasting progressive infrastructure in Texas. The spectrum of activities spans civic engagement, organizational collaboration, voter empowerment, voter turn-out, primary research and both direct and collaborative messaging. Her ambitious efforts have earned support from various national foundations and unions, among others.
 
 She has served on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the boards of Lifeworks (homeless youth), Breakthrough (a path to college for disadvantaged youth), Arthouse (contemporary art), The Blanton Museum of Art, GenAustin (raising self-esteem in and empowering young girls) and the Austin Film Society. She has served on the board of advisors of the Austin Museum of Art, and the Downtown Austin Alliance s Parks Committee to preserve Austin s downtown parks and urban spaces.

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

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