EFA 365

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22 Mar, 2024

Introducing EFA 365 - a year-round series of events that ensure the spirit and dialogue of the European Forum Alpbach extends far beyond the traditional annual meeting.

Past events

Hätte, hätte Lieferkette.

EU measures for resilient and sustainable supply chains.

The pandemic and the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine have made Europe aware of its dependencies in sensitive areas such as medical products, semiconductors and energy. How can we reduce these dependencies and make our supply chains more resilient and sustainable at the same time? Is the postponed EU supply chain law an adequate means of achieving this goal or does it jeopardize the competitiveness of European companies?

On March 18, we hosted the event where we discussed all of these topics and more with our speakers:

- Andreas Schieder, Member of the European Parliament
- Antonella Mei-Pochtler, international consultant, investor, member of various supervisory boards and board member of the European Forum Alpbach
- Peter Klimek, Director of the Supply Chain Intelligence Institute Austria (ACSII)
- Andreas Schnauder (moderator), editor-in-chief of Der Pragmaticus

The event was organized in cooperation with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Vienna.

Zeitenwende 2.0

EU-Reformen und EU-Erweiterung im Schatten des Wahljahres 2024.

On January 30th, we found ourselves at a crossroads with the current election year of the European Union. The upcoming reforms and the EU enlargement require unified action and will be directly influenced by the voting decisions of EU citizens in 2024. Can the necessary majorities be found in the European Parliament in the future?

We discussed the EU's long-term capacity for action and innovation at the European House in Berlin. Together with the European Parliament Representation in the German capital, EFA organized this debate. Participants engaged in an innovative chat format with:

- Dr. Anna Lührmann, Minister of State for Europe and Climate
- Dr. Thu Nguyen, Deputy Director of the Jacques Delors Centre
- Jim Cloos, TEPSA Secretary General

The discussion was moderated by POLITICO Europe's chief correspondent in Berlin, Matthew Karnitschnig.

Eine Allianz für die Zukunft.

On January 23rd, we explored the shared goals of agriculture, reforestation, and biodiversity in the face of the climate crisis. How can reforestation and biodiversity support agriculture? And how do we reconcile seemingly competing needs, such as reforestation with food security?

These and other questions were discussed in an interactive panel discussion, where participants - in the spirit of the Alpbach tradition - engaged with the following guests:

- Alexander Bernhuber, Member of the European Parliament EVP/ÖVP
- Franz Essl, Member of the Austrian Biodiversity Council Leadership Team
- Lena Schilling, Climate activist, Austria's Green Lead candidate for the European Parliament elections
- Nadja Hahn, Journalist at ORF Radio, in the role of moderator.

The event was held in collaboration with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Vienna.

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