30 August - 2 September
To define Austria’s role in Europe and vice versa, the Austria in Europe Days mark the season opening of Austrian politics. Key actors of civil society, business, and parliament take part in the familiar EFA formats (hikes, chats, stages, workshops, rituals) in order to productively engage with each other and the next generation.
First Vice-President of the European Parliament Othmar Karas, President of Moldova Maia Sandu, President of the EFA Andreas Treichl and Austrian Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer at the "Opening – The New Europe".
Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler and Founder and Director of the gross:medie e.U. Gerald Gross at the "TEC Opening and RTI Talk".
Laura Kövesi, European Chief Prosecutor, and Alma Zadic, Austrian Minister of Justice, at the chat session "Uneasy Partners? The EU’s Dealings with Autocratisation at Home and Abroad".
Social get-together with food and drinks.
Robert Holzmann, Governor at Austrian National Bank, at the stage session "Inflation: Can Central Banks Cope?".
Boris Vujčić, Croatian economist, university professor, and the Governor of the Croatian National Bank in a spontaneous session.
Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, and Jovana Marovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs, Government of Montenegro, at the chat session "What Does the War in Ukraine Mean for the EU’s Enlargement Process?".
Tyrol Day Opening.
Ivan Krastev, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Kirill Rogov, Fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences and Michael Kofman, Research Program Director, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in the chat.
The most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clearly states that the global community cannot allow for the implementation of new fossil fuel extraction projects if it really wishes to effectively limit global warming. What changes does it need for EU energy policy to pursue this goal effectively and which kind of narrative will bring all actors on board
Outer Space is becoming increasingly important for our everyday lives, including for security and defence, as war in Ukraine has shown. However, space is an increasingly contested domain with actors such as China, Russia or the United States heavily investing in new capabilities. How can Europe keep up in this new space race and safeguard its security interests in space?
The feminist (counter-)revolutions in Iran and Afghanistan illustrate the ongoing fight of women in order to obtain more rights and autonomy in patriarchal societies. Despite significant challenges, danger and repression, women have continued to mobilise and push for change. How can these efforts be successful in both the short and long-term?
Today's economic challenges of high inflation, low growth and low interest rates have affected different parts of our societies in different ways. This poses a long-term challenge, particularly for young people trying to finance a home and save for their retirement. How can we secure the financial future of our youth? What is the role of digital transformation, state intervention or capital markets?
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