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European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk?

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Do our multicultural societies actually have common European values? Are these values necessary and worth fighting for? Do we maybe even need stronger values or some kind of European identity? What does solidarity mean nowadays?

Former President, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; President, PlaNet Finance Group, Paris
Director, ResPublica, London
Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen
Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Jacques ATTALI

Former President, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; President, PlaNet Finance Group, Paris

Special Advisor to the President of the French Republic, Francois Mitterand Founder of Eureka (main European program on new technologies) Launched an international program against massive floods in Bengladesh Founder & president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London
 Studied Economics at the University of Paris
 Teacher of Economy at Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées & University of Paris Dauphine
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Phillip BLOND

Director, ResPublica, London

 Phillip is an internationally recognised political thinker and social and economic commentator. He bridges the gap between politics and practice, offering strategic consultation and policy formation to governments, businesses and organisations across the world. He founded ResPublica in 2009 and is an academic, journalist and author. Prior to entering politics and public policy he was a senior lecturer in theology and philosophy - teaching at the Universities of Exeter and Cumbria.

PhD Lykke FRIIS

Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen

Head of Section at the Danish Ministry of Industry Robert Schuman Scholar at the European Parliament, Luxembourg/Brussels Research Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Affairs (DUPI) Senior research Fellow at DUPI Research Director, DUPI Director of European Affairs,Confederation of Danish Industries Pro-Vice Chancellor,University of Copenhagen Danish Minister for Climate,Energy and Gender Equality Member of the Danish Parliament,( Liberal Party)
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Dr. Dr. h.c. Ruth WODAK

Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster

Research Fellow in the Linguistics and Indo-Germanic Department, University of Vienna PhD (Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis Rei Publicae) in Linguistics, University of Vienna Habilitation in  Applied Linguistics, including Socio- and Psycholinguistics , at the University of Vienna Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Vienna Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics, with emphasis on Discourse Analysis, Offer of a chair at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA as "Full Professor" for Applied Linguistics (not accepted) Full Professor of Applied Linguistics, Chair, University of Vienna Austrian Chair, Stanford University Director of Research Centre "Discourse, Politics, Identity", University of Vienna Research Professorship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Permanent Research Fellow, Collegium Budapest Offer of Canadian Research Chair, University of Waterloo (not accepted) Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University
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  Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria
1983-1991
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 Since 2000 Co-Director of Austrian National Focal Point, EUMC (since 2007 FRA), Vienna
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 Since 2007 Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University

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.

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

19.08.2013

12:30 - 12:45 Opening Plenary
12:45 - 14:30 European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk? Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 The European Union’s Future Role in a Global Economy Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 “Foreign” by Miriam Fassbender Plenary

20.08.2013

07:00 - 08:30 Europe in the Media Plenary
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and Growth Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis – “More Europes” or “More Europe”? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EU Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 01a: The European Union – With or Without Me? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and Innovation Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 01b: The European Union – With or Without Me? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 11: Changing Values – Focus on Incentives Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic Partners Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies – A Bridge so Near? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation Policy Breakout

21.08.2013

07:30 - 11:00 The EU’s WMD strategy – Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes? Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective Plenary
10:30 - 10:35 Closing Plenary