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02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, Migration

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Contemporary migration dynamics represent a multidimensional phenomenon which can be explored from many different angles in order to identify both the causes (push and pull factors) and the impacts of migration. This applies to both African and European perspectives as the potential gains to one side inevitably mean losses to the other.

The issues to be tackled in the seminar relate to changing demographic dynamics, climate change, as well as conflict as a major driver of forced migration. Further migration will be viewed in a comprehensive and holistic manner and the discussions will include topics relating to the possible [un]intended impacts of migration on urbanisation.

Above all, these lectures and discussions will explore important overlapping causalities and look at possibilities for co-operation and collaboration between European and African institutions by presenting examples from both the European and African Union.

Researcher, National Defence Academy, Vienna

Dr. Gerald HAINZL

Researcher, National Defence Academy, Vienna

BMLV (Bundesheer)
 Studium Afrikanistik, Politikwissenschaften und Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Universität Wien
 Doktoratstudium Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Universität Wien
seit 1996

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016 Plenary
15:30 - 16:00 Opening Speeches Plenary
16:00 - 16:30 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a Teaser Culture
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social


Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude! Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern Neighbours Seminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together? Seminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and Governance Seminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, Migration Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution? Seminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon” Seminar
Seminar 01: Beyond Maps Seminar
Seminar 03: Religion and Power Seminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), London Seminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times? Seminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st Century Seminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex Societies Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and Organisation Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and Europe Seminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon Loop Seminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the Sacred Seminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big Data Seminar


07:00 - 13:00 Alpbach Open Space Breakout