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02: Europe: Old and new?

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
english language

This seminar will examine the state of the European Union on ist 50th anniversary and in particular explore whether a Union of 27 or more member states can continue to function as an effective actor. After a brief review of the milestones of European integration, the seminar will consider some of the main policy areas (single market, economic and monetary union, agricultural policy, structural funds, justice and home affairs, foreign and security policy) and the manner in which the institutions  European Commission, Council and Parliament – work together. The common theme running through the seminar will be the impact of the 2004/2007 Big Bang enlargement and whether there really is any justification for the assertion that there is an “old Europe” versus a “new Europe”.
Each session begins with an introduction by one of the moderators taking stock of the achievements of the integration process over the past half of a century as well the current dilemma s from the perspective of the 2004/2007 enlargement and possible divergences between the former EU-15 and the new member states.

Thu. 16/08 Opening of the Alpbach seminar
Fri. 17/08 European Constitution
Sat. 18/08 Single market, economic and monetary union, Euro-zone
Mon. 20/08 Agricultural policy, structural funds
Tue. 21/08 Justice and home affairs, Schengen
Wed. 22/08 Further enlargement (Turkey, Balkans) and finalité; European Neighbourhood Policy
Thu. 23/08 Common Foreign and Security Policy, crisis management, EU-Russia relations

Speakers

Director, EU-Russia Centre; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre, Brussels Chair
Academic researcher, Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich Chair
Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna Chair

Dr. Fraser CAMERON

Director, EU-Russia Centre; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre, Brussels

1970 Educated at the University of St Andrews where he received an honours degree, Master of Arts, in Political Science and History
1973 Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge
1973-1974 Research Fellow at the University of Hamburg
1974-1975 Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Kent
1975-1989 Member of the British Diplomatic Service serving inter alia in Bonn and East Berlin
1990 Joined the European Commission and was closely involved in policy issues related to the external relations of the EU
1999-2001 Head of the Political and Academic Affairs Section in the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington D.C. As an adviser in DG Relex he has worked on issues such as global governance, transatlantic relations, Asia, CFSP and enlargement.
 He has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured widely in the US, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe. He has presented papers at numerous international conferences and is a well-known media commentator and conference moderator.
 Fraser Cameron is Director of the EU-Russia Centre. He is also Director of EuroFocus-Brussels, an adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Senior Advisor at the European Policy Centre (EPC), Brussels.
2002-2006 Joined the EPC on secondment from the Commission

Dr. Wim VAN MEURS

Academic researcher, Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich

1982-1988 Studium in Osteuropastudien und Geschichte der internationalen Beziehungen an der Universität Utrecht
1993 Promotion
  wissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität Berlin
1994-1999 Forschung und Lehre am Osteuropa Institut der Freien Universität Berlin und am Institut für Geschichts-
  München, zuständig für Projekte zu Südosteuropa und Konfliktmanagement
1999-2004 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Centrum für Angewandte Politikforschung der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
seit 2004 Assoc. Prof. für europäische Politik und Zeitgeschichte an der Radboud Universität Njmegen (NL)

Dr. Gregor WOSCHNAGG

Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna

1960-1965 Jusstudium, Universitäten Wien, Grenoble und Trinity College, Cambridge
1965-1966 Postgraduate-Studium in Europarecht und Nationalökonomie am "Collège d'Europe" in Brügge, Belgien
  Integration
1966 Nach Gerichtspraxis Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche
1968-1973 Österreichische Vertretung, Vereinte Nationen in New York
1973-1975 Österreichischer Botschafter, Kairo
1975-1981 Leiter, Abteilung Presse und Information im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
  Umweltschutz UNEP und Städteplanung HABITAT
1981-1986 Österreichischer Botschafter in Nairobi und Ständiger Vertreter bei den UN-Organisationen in Nairobi über
1986-1987 Leiter, Generalsekretariat im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
  Stellvertreter von Bot. Dr. Manfred Scheich bei den EWR- und EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen
1987-1996 Leiter, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche Integration im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten;
  auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1993-1996 Stellvertretender Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für
1997-1999 Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1999-2007 Ständiger Vertreter Österreichs, Europäischen Union

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