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From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Democracy & Governance
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Can the transformative power of Europe deliver substantive results in regions like Southeastern Europe, where the memory of wars and violent conflicts is still present? What can the youth do to help to overcome the differences of the past and create new narratives of unity?

Speakers

Member, Forum Alpbach Network, London
Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Prishtina
President of the Republic of Albania, Tirana
Country Director, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Belgrade
Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, derStandard.at, Vienna Chair

Dr. Almina BESIC

Member, Forum Alpbach Network, London

2007-2010 Master's Degree in Management and International Business and Master's Degree in Financial and Industrial Management, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz
2008-2010 Undergraduate Associate, University of Graz
since 2010 Doctoral Programme in Social and Economic Sciences and Doctoral Programme South-Eastern Europe, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz
since 2010 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Graz
2012-2014 Research Fellow at the ERSTE Foundation
2012-2014 Lecturer, Université Lumière Lyon 2, FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management Essen, Medical University of Graz

Dr. Vedran DZIHIC

Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna

1995-1999 Study of Political Sciences, Communication Sciences, History, University of Vienna
1999 M.A., University of Vienna
1999-2000 Researcher. UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Vienna
1999-2002 Teaching assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
1999-2008 Consultant, United Nations Organization, lectures on various UN-topics, United Nations Office in Vienna
2001-2003 Researcher, Office for Science of the City of Vienna; Holder, Forschungsstipendium der Stadt Wien
2002-2004 Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
2003-2005 Leading Researcher, project "Reporting of Western Print Media about the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina", founded by the Austrian National Bank, Vienna
2003-2005 Researcher, Project of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) conducted within the NODE-framwork (Perspectives of the EU-Enlargement for the Western Balkans), Vienna
since 2003 Various lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Media Activities in the USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Sweden, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, China
since 2004 Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
since 2004 Lecturer on Western Balkans and European Integration at the postgraduate MA-studies "Balkan-Studies"
2005-2006 Research Analyst, Association Bosnia-Herzegovina 2005
2005-2006 Project Leader and Senior Researcher, Project Design and Management, Coordination of Public activities in Austria, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia; Title of the Project: Imaginations of Europe, Comparing Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, New Orientations for Democracy in Europe (NODE), Vienna
  Lecturer, Department of Slavic Studies, University of Vienna
since 2006 Director, Austrian Office of the Center for European Integration Strategies (CEIS)
2008 Ph.D., University of Vienna
  Co-Chief of Party, Project: Europäisierung von Bosnien-Herzegovina, Kroatien und Serbien. Interne Voraussetzungen und Folgen eines (Nicht)EU-Beitritts
  Coordination of the Research Platform "POTREBA" (www.univie.ac.at/potreba)
since 2008 Senior Researcher and Co-Chief of Party, Project: Transformation and Democratization of the Balkans
2010 Establisment and Co-Leading of the "Kosovo-Study-Group" dealing with the EU-performance in Kosovo and the Western Balkans
2010-2011 Austrian Marshall Plan Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
2010-2012 Co-Chief of Party - Research Project "Demokratie in sozial unsicheren Räumen. Zum Zusammenhang zwischen Migration und Demokratie in Serbien" (together with Prof. Dieter Segert and Prof. Heinz Fassmann)
since 2011 Non-Resident Senior Fellow, CTR, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
since 2012 Affiliated Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP)
since 2012 Co-Director of Center for Advanced Studies, South East Europe

Atifete JAHJAGA

President of the Republic of Kosovo, Prishtina

2000-2009 Various Positions, Police of Kosovo
2006-2007 Postgraduate Certification Programme in Police Management and Penal law, University of Leicester
2007 Postgraduate Certification in Crime Science, University of Virginia
2009-2011 Deputy General Director, Police of Kosovo
since 2011 President of the Republic of Kosovo

Bujar NISHANI

President of the Republic of Albania, Tirana

1988 Higher education, Tirana Scanderbeg Military Academy
1988-1993 Pedagogue, Tirana Scanderbeg Military Academy
1993-1994 Director of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence of Albania
1994-1996 NATO Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania
1996 Cabinet of the Minister of Defence of Albania
1996 Graduate studies, Defence Resources Management, California
1997 Chairman, Euro-Atlantic Military Men and Women Forum
2001-2003 Secretary, Tirana Democratic Party Branch
2003-2005 Member, Tirana Municipal Council
2004 Law Degree, Justice Faculty, Tirana University
2005 Master Degree in European Studies, School of European Studies, Tirana University
2005 Member, Democratic Party National Council, and Member, Central Leadership, Democratic Party National Council
2005-2012 Member of Parliament, Tirana
2007-2009 Minister of the Interior, Government of the Republic of Albania
2009-2011 Minister of Justice, Government of the Republic of Albania
2011-2012 Minister of the Interior, Government of the Republic of Albania
since 2012 President of the Republic of Albania

MBA Dragana ZARKOVIC-OBRADOVIC

Country Director, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Belgrade

1995-2002 BA (Hons); Post-graduate Academic Specialist Studies, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University
1999-2002 Journalist, Radio Free Europe
2000 Short-term Assistant, Transparency International
2002 Freelance Journalist and Fixer, Studio B, Blic, National Public Radio, New York Times
2002-2003 Assistant to the Executive Secretary, Stability Pact for SEE
2003-2004 Journalist, Mreza Production Group
2004-2006 Project Coordinator, Media Fund, European Agency for Reconstruction
2006-2007 Programme Manager, Minority Media Training and Reporting Project, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
since 2007 Serbia Country Director, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Belgrade

Dr. Alexandra FÖDERL-SCHMID

Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, derStandard.at, Vienna

1989-1993 Studium Publizistik, Politik, Geschichte
1996 Promotion
ab 1990 Der Standard, zuerst Mitarbeit in Linz und Wien
1993-1998 Deutschland-Korrespondentin
1998-1999 Mitglied in der außenpolitischen Redaktion
1999-2005 Deutschland-Korrespondentin
2005 EU-Korrespondentin in Brüssel
2006 Ressortleiterin Wirtschaft
seit 2007 Chefredakteurin, Der Standard
seit 2012 Co-Herausgeberin, Der Standard und derStandard.at
seit 2013 Chefredakteurin, derStandard.at

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

11:00 - 12:30Not Just an IslandCulture
14:00 - 15:30OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
19:30 - 20:00Curator's Talk: Art in the Margin of War - War in the Margin of ArtCulture
21:00 - 22:30"Kakanien - New Homelands" Goes Alpbach: And Nobody's There to Understand the Language You're Screaming In...Culture

25.08.2014

09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens' Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap - Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
12:00 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 07: Europe's Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain - Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe - Between Security and CooperationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Europe's Periphery at the Crossroads - Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy - Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
22:00 - 23:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World - How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
09:10 - 10:30Generational InequalityPlenary
11:00 - 12:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing RemarksPlenary