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Special Event 1: Cooperation in South East Europe – Programs, Projects, Initiatives

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Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Working Group
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In accordance with the  EU-Balkan countries Action Plan in Science and Technology and in addition to specific support activities in FP 6, Austria has developed programs, projects and initiatives to meet actual demands of the scientific community, to strengthen human resources in the countries concerned and to address the innovative potential in the region. The working group will discuss the role of science and research in the process of socio-economic stabilisation and growth in the region and present concrete measures that could enhance the role of the region in the European Knowledge Area.

Speakers

Director of the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Sofia
Austrian Developement Agency, Country Desk South East Europe
Policy Officer, Unit D.3 - Specific international cooperation activities, Directorate-General for Research, European Commission, Brussels
Director, Department of European Integration and International Cooperation, National Authority for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Bucharest
Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna
Direktor des Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana (im Auftrag des BMBWK)
Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna
Ministry of Education and Science, Ilindenska bb, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Chemistry (Department of physical chemistry), University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"
Executive Director, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia
Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien Chair
Head, Department II/6 - International Research Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Felix GAJDUSEK

Director of the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Sofia

1993-1997 Part of the faculty council at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austrian Students Union(ÖH)
1994-2002 Engagements in LLL, NGO-Engagements, in charge of education programmes "Environmental Detectives", presentations and practical excursions (about 150 times), Students Association at university (Management and organization of events)
1998 film-events with Bulgarian Short films, TU-cine-Studio
1999 Fieldwork(6 months) in Bulgaria, grant by the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna(BOKU) University degree, Diploma study "Landscape Architecture"(2000)
since 2001 Project Proposal for the Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies(5.FP, "Rural Development in the CEEC")
2000, 2001, 2002 Organization of the Austrian Bulgarian Summerschool
2002-2003 Director of the Sofia branch office of the Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies
since 2004 Director of the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Sofia

Mag. Hans-Jörg HUMMER

Austrian Developement Agency, Country Desk South East Europe

 World University Service Austria
1999-2000 Head of Montenegro Office (Podgorica)
 Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2001 Executive Secretary (Graz)
 Austrian Development Agency
2002-2003 Country Desk South East Europe
 from 09/2004 Head of Coordination Office Belgrade
2004 Country Desk South East Europe

Mag. Peter Bernhard MAYR

Policy Officer, Unit D.3 - Specific international cooperation activities, Directorate-General for Research, European Commission, Brussels

1998-1999 Festival of Central European Culture, Austrian Cultural Centre, London
1999-2003 Specialisation in the field of European and International higher education, Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research (ÖAD) and the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG)
2004-2008 Coordination, EU project "The South-East European ERA-NET", fourteen European ministries and three RTD funding institutions as project partners, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) as coordinating institution, Vienna
2007 Consultant, The World Bank
since 2008 Policy officer (SNE) in the field of International Cooperation, DG Research, European Commission

DI Iulia Cecilia MIHAIL

Director, Department of European Integration and International Cooperation, National Authority for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Bucharest

1993-1994 Fine Mechanics Factory of Bucharest: Physicist engineer - technologist in the "Watch" department, head of the Vacuum Deposition Laboratory
1993-2004 Ministry of Education and Research. In charge with bilateral cooperation, regional cooperation, relations with International organisations
since 2004 in charge with the European research programs; Duties: management, negotiation and concluding bilateral, international, European specific programs NCP for INCO

Mag. Georg PANHOLZER

Deputy Head, Department C1.12, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Vienna

 Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics (branch: International Business Administration)
  Tertiary Economy"
1994 Graduation, Master Thesis: "The Sanctions of the US against Panama; A Case Study: Sanctions against a
  programme to the "Community Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises" (Structural Funds)
1994-1996 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs: Division for Small and Medium Enterprises: Project leader of national
since 1996 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Division for International Technology and Innovation
1996-2002 National Delegate/National Expert in INCO-Committee of EU- Framework Programme for FTD (DG Research)
2000-2002 National Delegate to the eContent Programme of the EU (DG INFSO)
  with Central and Eastern Europe)
since 2002 Project leader for the programme STRAPAMO (Formation of Strategic S&T-Partnerships
  Central and Eastern Europe), with the programme CIR-CE (Co-operation in Innovation and Research with
  Central and Eastern Europe) as the central element
since 2004 Project leader for the programme "Technology Initiative Internationalization East" (Technology initiative towards
  ERA-Net
2004 Traineeship in European Commission/DG Research Unit B2 - "Coordination of National Research Policies"/

Dr. Miroslav POLZER

Direktor des Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana (im Auftrag des BMBWK)

1987-1992 Diplomstudium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Karl- Franzens- Universität, Graz;
1992-1995 Doktoratstudium der Sozial- und Wirtschafts- Wissenschaften, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und -politik, Graz
 Beruflicher Werdegang:
1995-1996 Aufbaustudium Technischer Umweltschutz, TU Graz
1994-1995 Ost- Mitteleuropa- Koordinator der Koordinierungsstelle der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz für internationale Entwicklung und Mission, Wien
1995 pädagogischer Mitarbeiter des slowenischen Bildungshauses SODALITAS, Tainach/Tinje
1996-2003 Leiter der Laibacher Außenstelle des Österreichischen Ost- und Südosteuropainstituts
seit 2004 Leiter des ASO Ljubljana (Dienstgeber: Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI), Wien), Aufgabenbereich: Unterstützung österreichisch-slowenischer Wissenschaftskooperationen und Mitwirkung bei der BMBWK-Westbalkan-Wissenschaftsinitiative

Dr. Klaus SCHUCH

Strategic Research Manager, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna

 Studied Geography and Economic Sciences; History and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna
1987-1992 Research fellow, Department of Economic Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Austrian Research Centres Seibersdorf
1992-1994 Research Assistant, Department of Economic and Social Geography, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics
1992-1995 Lecturer, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics and Johannes Kepler University in Linz
1994-1996 Head, branch office Sofia, OSI - Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria
1996-2001 Head, unit for Third Country Co-operation, BIT - Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation in Vienna/Austria (INCO-NCP)
  Topic: Transformation of the Economic Geography and Regional Development in the CEECs
1997 Lecturer, master class "Central and Eastern Europe", Vienna University of Business and Economics
1998 Lecturer, Regional Competitiveness, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1999 Consultant, PHARE-Project "Polish Participation in EU-RTD Programmes", Poland
since 2001 Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Vienna (Managing Director from 2002-2012)
since 2006 Lecturer, "Design, Evaluation and Monitoring", University of Vienna
since 2006 Lecturer, postgraduate SOQUA course for vocational education in social scientific research
2012 Member of the International STI Cooperation Expert Group of DG Research and Innovation

Dr. Viktor STEFOV

Ministry of Education and Science, Ilindenska bb, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Chemistry (Department of physical chemistry), University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"

 Completed studies in 1984, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"
 Postgraduate studies completed in 1992, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"
 Doctoral studies completed in 1997, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"
 in 1993, 1994, 1996 Dept. of chemistry and physics at King s College, London, England
1986-1998 Assistant lecturer for subjects in the field of physical chemistry, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"
1997 Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria
1998 Assistant Professor, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij"
1998-2002 Head of Department of physical chemistry, Faculty of Science
1999 nstitute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
2000, 2002 nstitute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Siegen, Germany
2001 University of Janina, Greece
 Current position: Head of the Department of Science, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Macedonia
2003 Associated Professor, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij", in the following subjects: Selected topics of physical chemistry, Spectroscopic methods (IR, Raman, NMR, UV, Mass Spectrometry), Sources and use of chemical information

Dr. Albena VUTSOVA

Executive Director, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia

since 1991 National Science Fund, General secretary
1993-1996 University of world economy-Sofia, Study of Financial Management
1999 HRK Germany and ERASMUS University Netherlands, NATO-Internship on Research evaluation
  negotiations on Chapter 17 "Science and Researches"
since 1999 Coordination Council of Association at the Council of Ministers, Head of Work Group 17 for EU association
since 1999 Ministry of education and Science, National Coordinator for EU Sixth Framework Programme
2002 Twente University, Course for European research evaluation
 Ministry of Education and Science, Director Department "Scientific research and projects"
2004 Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Dr. Anneliese STOKLASKA

Ehemals stellvertretende Sektionsleiterin sowie Leiterin, Abteilung II.6 - Internationale Forschungskooperationen, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

1970-1971 Austrian newspaper "Kurier"
1971-1991 Administrative Assistant, Vienna University of Technology
1984 Ph.D. Degree, Medieval History, University of Vienna
1991 Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1994-2011 Head, Department for International Research Co-operation, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2009-2011 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Technology Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2004

10:00 - 11:30Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 14:00Welcome receptionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30Where Do We Come From?Plenary
16:00 - 18:30TomorrowPlenary
20:00 - 20:30ResponsibilityPlenary
20:30 - 21:30First-world know-how, third-world solutions: a comparison of outcomePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception, sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

27.08.2004

09:00 - 15:30Special Event 1: Cooperation in South East Europe - Programs, Projects, InitiativesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 2: The Politics of Technology: A Primer on Innovative Developments that Governments Should Embrace to Kick-Start GNPBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 3: Medical Schools in the International Context - Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Technological Potentials for Achieving Climate Protection Goals with or without Kyoto-Protocol RatificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: Low-Carbon Energy SupplyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: New Forms of Organization: Best Practice-Methods of Change Management - the Art of Managing ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Crossing Borders: Overcoming Barriers - Bridging Disciplines - Rethinking CulturesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Space Policy: A New Strategic Challenge for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: From Vienna to Lisbon? - Challenges for Innovation Policy on EU and National Levels in the Light of the New EU Action Plan for Innovation and the Austrian Efforts for an Innovation StrategyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Man and Machine - Interactions in the Ambient Intelligent SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: Security and IdentificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Lost in Technology? - Women Careers in Research and TechnologyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 10: Challenges of Regenerative MedicineBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 11: Telematics in Transport - Opportunities for a Mobile SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 12: MyLifeBits - Digital Immortality and its LimitsBreakout
16:00 - 17:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Precompetitive Research"Plenary
17:00 - 18:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Competitive Research"Plenary
20:00 - 22:00Information transfer and processingPlenary

28.08.2004

09:00 - 09:45The Ig Nobel PrizesPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Alpbach 2004 - My personal resuméePlenary
10:00 - 10:30Alpbach 2004 - resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Seeing Beyond the Light: Technology and Patient s Benefit on the Example of Molecular ImagingPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial