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EFA24 Programm

Dies sind nur einige der Highlights von EFA24. Das Programm und die Liste der Mitwirkenden werden laufend aktualisiert. Wir freuen uns, Sie in Alpbach zu sehen!

Auswahl an Akteur:innen

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Othmar Karas

Erster Vizepräsident

European Parliament

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Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Ko-Präsidentin

The Club of Rome

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Cédric Villani

Universitätsprofessor

University Lyon I & IHES

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Helga Maria Schmid

Generalsekretärin

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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Anja Meierkord

Arbeitsmarktexpertin

OECD

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Ada Colau

Bürgermeisterin von Barcelona (2015-2023)

Barcelona Council Hall

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Adam Bodnar

Justizminister

Republic of Poland

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Joschka Fischer

Außenminister und Vizekanzler a.D.

Federal Republic of Germany

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Pascal Lamy

Präsident

Climate Overshoot Commission

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Anna Lührmann

Staatsministerin für Europa und Klima

Federal Republic of Germany

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Ökonom, Politikberater und Professor

Columbia University

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Michael Kofman

Senior Fellow

Carnegie Endowment

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Jakov Milatović

Präsident

Republic of Montenegro

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Luisa Neubauer

Klima Aktivistin & Autorin

Fridays for Future

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Karoline Edtstadler

Bundesministerin für EU und Verfassung

Republic of Austria

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Alma Zadić

Bundesministerin für Justiz

Republic of Austria

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Werner Stengg

Kabinettsexperte

European Commission

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Alexander Schallenberg

Bundesminister für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten

Republic of Austria

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Cristina Gherasimov

Vizepremierministerin für Europäische Integrtion

Republic of Moldova

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Rafael Grossi

Generaldirektor

International Atomic Energy Agency

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Kirsten Dunlop

Geschäftsführerin

EIT Climate-KIC

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Ivan Krastev

Permanent Fellow

Institute for Human Sciences IWM Vienna

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Pope Francis

Oberhaupt der katholischen Kirche

(via Livestream)

Programm 2024

Montag, 19. August

Donnerstag, 22. August

Freitag, 23. August

Samstag, 24. August

Sonntag, 25. August

vormittag
Reden wir miteinander: Impulse in einer sprachlosen Welt
English 180

In a world of rapid change, fragmentation and polarisation mark society and politics. Although contemporary challenges require close international cooperation, the willingness and ability to engage in dialogue are dwindling. Democracy is under pressure, alternatives are appearing and Europe has to explain itself. How can defence policy support a stable space for discussions?

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Terrasse
09:00 - 12:00 Reden wir miteinander: Impulse in einer sprachlosen Welt
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Ist wirtschaftliche Ungleichheit unvermeidbar?
English 90

Since the 1980s, wealth and income inequality has started to rise again in many countries. While some, such as the US, have seen a significant increase in inequality, others, such as Sweden, have maintained relatively stable levels. Explore the reasons for these divergent trends: What are the roots of inequality and which policies can make a real difference?

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Schrödinger-Saal
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09:00 - 10:30 Ist wirtschaftliche Ungleichheit unvermeidbar?
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Wind des radikalen Wandels in der europäischen Politik?
English 180

European politics is witnessing unprecedented shifts, challenging established structures and giving rise to new movements. This two-part debate will initially investigate whether a radical change in the European political landscape has in fact occurred, dissecting election results and the driving forces behind them. We will then discuss the broader implications, whether there will be a radical change in the trajectory of Europe and Europe's role in the world.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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09:00 - 12:00 Wind des radikalen Wandels in der europäischen Politik?
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Riskantes Geschäft: Europas wirtschaftliche (Un-)Sicherheit
English 180

The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have shown Europe’s dependencies in critical areas. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about “de-risking”: mitigating risks and limiting strategic dependencies. However, it’s still not clear what this would mean for Europe. How much de-risking is necessary to safeguard Europe’s economic security and when does de-risking itself become a risk to the economy? //INFO: Bring hiking shoes and water.

 

Ort Alpbach , Buswendeplatz
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09:00 - 12:00 Riskantes Geschäft: Europas wirtschaftliche (Un-)Sicherheit
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Die Geopolitik der Erweiterung: Ein Weg den europäischen Raum zu schützen
English 90

The EU Enlargement is increasingly seen as an effective foreign policy tool to diminish the influence of external powers in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans. Reframing European integration as a strategy to provide security for the neighbourhoods, as well as make EU Member States safer, will certainly strengthen the EU’s standing as a geopolitical actor - for example through a sustainable peace settlement for Ukraine and sound security arrangements for Moldova.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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09:00 - 10:30 Die Geopolitik der Erweiterung: Ein Weg den europäischen Raum zu schützen
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Keine Natur, kein Geschäft
English 180

All human economic activities rely on natural resources and ecosystems. Yet, the state of nature and biodiversity is critical all around the globe. Hear different concepts and strategies about how businesses can integrate nature and biodiversity goals into corporate strategies. It is explored how to achieve long-term prosperity and economic resilience, by becoming not only climate-neutral but climate-positive. //INFO: Bring hiking shoes and sufficient water. 

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Vorplatz
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09:00 - 12:00 Keine Natur, kein Geschäft
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mittag
Connecting Women*
120

As part of the EFA World of Women* initiative, EFA is taking extra efforts to encourage female* contributors, both in programming and participation. Every day, from the Europe in the World Days to the Austria in Europe Days, one dedicated hour will be hosted by women* engaged in EFA’s broader network, which offers the opportunity to connect, reflect, and take action.

 

// INFO: To ensure a focused and engaging experience, we won't be providing any catering. Participants are, however, free to order lunch and beverages at their own cost. //

 

 

Gasthaus Jakober , Gasthaus Jakober - Speisesaal
12:00 - 14:00 Connecting Women*
EFA Connects: Kennenlernen beim Mittagessen
120

If you don’t feel like having lunch by yourself or if you are interested in meeting fellow EFA participants, take a seat at one of the EFA Connects tables around lunchtime. We look forward to seeing you make connections. EFA Connects tables are located in Erste Lounge at CCA, and at the restaurants Jakober and Berghof. The tables are marked by little EFA flags. 

 

12:00 - 14:00 EFA Connects: Kennenlernen beim Mittagessen
Brown Bag Lunch - Media Partner
60

Join and discuss with us current and most important topics.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Flora-Heiss-Rogger Saal
12:30 - 13:30 Brown Bag Lunch - Media Partner
Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint
English 60

Welcome to the Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint, a dedicated space during the lunch break, where potential participants of the Alpbach IDEAS programme can gather information and engage in conversations on ideas for a more democratic and sustainable Europe. This daily event offers the opportunity to learn more about the Alpbach IDEAS programme and process, and exchange ideas with experts on specific topics.  

 

Volksschule , Volksschule Erdgeschoß Turnsaal
12:30 - 13:30 Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint
nachmittag
Nutzung von KI im Dienst der Demokratie
English 150

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance, there is growing interest in leveraging its capabilities to enhance democratic processes and governance. We aim to nurture a nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with harnessing AI in the service of democracy and of its potential for improving democratic engagement. Join the dialogue on best practices, ethical considerations and policy implications.

//INFO: Bring hiking shoes and water.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Vorplatz
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14:00 - 16:30 Nutzung von KI im Dienst der Demokratie
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Pensionssysteme zukunftsfit machen
English 150

Global demographic changes, such as declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy, are challenging the sustainability of many European pension systems. Explore how successful pension models can provide valuable lessons. It is critical to act now and implement policies that ensure a secure future for all, preventing old-age poverty for future generations. //INFO: Bring hiking shoes and water.

 

Ort Alpbach , Buswendeplatz
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14:00 - 16:30 Pensionssysteme zukunftsfit machen
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Die Zukunft des Multilateralismus
English 90

The world is far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Extreme poverty and hunger are increasing, violent conflicts are multiplying and global emissions are at their highest levels ever. In September, the UN will convene a “Summit of the Future” to reinvigorate multilateralism. How should the system be adapted to better meet current challenges? Hear perspectives from different countries, and share your ideas for the future of multilateralism. 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Flora-Heiss-Rogger Saal
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14:00 - 15:30 Die Zukunft des Multilateralismus
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Den privaten Sektor für das soziale Wohl einbeziehen
English 90

Businesses are pivotal to Europe’s social contract, driving growth and innovation while impacting societal well-being. Despite public mistrust of their profit-led motives, their capacity for rapid, scalable innovation is undeniable. Explore how governments and the EU can harness this potential for the social good, rethinking interactions between the private sector, public institutions, and citizens to forge a new relationship.

Ort Alpbach , Feuerwehrhaus
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14:00 - 15:30 Den privaten Sektor für das soziale Wohl einbeziehen
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Neue afrikanisch-europäische Ziele: Wege nach vorne bei Energie, Klima und Technologie
90

Africa and Europe have the unique opportunity to work together in the context of emerging tools and technologies and to co-create climate and energy policy solutions. Those have to be just and effective for both sides on the path towards climate neutrality. Leading policy makers, activists and experts discuss the ambitions, potentials and hurdles the African-European partnership is facing. 

Hotel Post , Hotel Post - Seminarraum
14:00 - 15:30 Neue afrikanisch-europäische Ziele: Wege nach vorne bei Energie, Klima und Technologie
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Das Ende der Welt, wie wir sie kennen: Der Countdown für Big Oil
English 90

If the global community is to be true to its commitments, carbon emissions need to be reduced by at least 45 % globally and by at least 55 % EU-wide by 2030. Fossil fuel use and production need to be scaled down, yet the industry remains heavily subsidised. It is time to explore the most effective ways of bringing movement into the stuck system of ‘big oil’ power. What can (shareholder) activism, (financial) regulation, investment stewardship, or other actors achieve? 

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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14:00 - 15:30 Das Ende der Welt, wie wir sie kennen: Der Countdown für Big Oil
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Sparking Connections: Ein Networking-Format
60

This networking format is for those who want to make new acquaintances. Regardless of whether you are attending the EFA for the first time or have been a participant for years: Our moderators will skilfully break the ice and ensure that connections spark.  

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Europa Foyer
16:00 - 17:00 Sparking Connections: Ein Networking-Format
Ein gemeinsamer Nenner in einer gespaltenen Welt
English 60

Against the backdrop of growing polarisation, the complexity of national identities, diverse cultures and opposing ideologies, ways must be found for meaningful dialogue and common ground. How can we bridge divides in politics and society? Can shared values or goals serve as a foundation?

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Schrödinger-Saal
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17:00 - 18:00 Ein gemeinsamer Nenner in einer gespaltenen Welt
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Den ökologischen Wandel finanzieren: Wer zahlt die Rechnung?
English 60

The transition that lies ahead is unprecedented. Achieving a climate-neutral economy requires political commitment as well as substantial investment and rapid action. It is vital to ensure a just and equitable transition for all stakeholders, leaving no one behind. Explore how to unlock the necessary investment, both from the EU and national public sectors, and from the private sector.

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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17:00 - 18:00 Den ökologischen Wandel finanzieren: Wer zahlt die Rechnung?
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Montag, 26. August

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EU-Erweiterung: Ein neues Kapitel oder alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen?
English 90

The war in Ukraine has brought a new sense of urgency to the EU enlargement process. The European Council opened accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. Now comes the hard part, as the candidate countries in the Western Balkans know only too well. We will discuss what Ukraine and Moldova can learn from their experiences and what impact the new momentum driven by Ukraine has on the enlargement process in the Western Balkans and in general. 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Flora-Heiss-Rogger Saal
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09:00 - 10:30 EU-Erweiterung: Ein neues Kapitel oder alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen?
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Arbeit im Zeitalter von KI und Automatisierung neu denken
English 180

Digital technologies have fundamentally changed the way businesses operate and people interact. While many jobs will be lost along the way, many more will be created and almost all will be transformed. What will the future of work look like? Discuss how policy makers, companies and societies can ensure that workers acquire the skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing labour market. //INFO: Bring hiking shoes and water.

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Vorplatz
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09:00 - 12:00 Arbeit im Zeitalter von KI und Automatisierung neu denken
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Die Jugend als Katalysatoren des Wandels
English 180

Young people are increasingly powerful agents of change, driving innovative solutions and advocating for progressive policies on a global scale. We aim to illuminate the pivotal role of youth in shaping policies worldwide, exploring their diverse contributions – such as involving first-time voters or training other young change-makers – and charting pathways for meaningful youth engagement in decision-making processes.

//INFO: Bring hiking shoes and water.

Ort Alpbach , Buswendeplatz
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09:00 - 12:00 Die Jugend als Katalysatoren des Wandels
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Gegen den Backlash: Wie Klimaschutzmaßnahmen aufrechterhalten werden
English 180

There will either be a just transition or no transition at all – This is a statement that is often heard. Particularly in times of (anticipated) backsliding on climate action, it is crucial that a) the transition is designed by taking everyone’s needs and interests into account, and b) polarising voices do not dominate the discourse. Explore arguments and policies that really work in addressing the trilemma of social justice, democratic participation and climate action and find out how to best make the case for such policies in order to counter an anti-climate mood. 

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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09:00 - 12:00 Gegen den Backlash: Wie Klimaschutzmaßnahmen aufrechterhalten werden
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mittag
Connecting Women*
120

As part of the EFA World of Women* initiative, EFA is taking extra efforts to encourage female* contributors, both in programming and participation. Every day, from the Europe in the World Days to the Austria in Europe Days, one dedicated hour will be hosted by women* engaged in EFA’s broader network, which offers the opportunity to connect, reflect, and take action.

 

// INFO: To ensure a focused and engaging experience, we won't be providing any catering. Participants are, however, free to order lunch and beverages at their own cost. //

 

 

Gasthaus Jakober , Gasthaus Jakober - Speisesaal
12:00 - 14:00 Connecting Women*
EFA Connects: Kennenlernen beim Mittagessen
120

If you don’t feel like having lunch by yourself or if you are interested in meeting fellow EFA participants, take a seat at one of the EFA Connects tables around lunchtime. We look forward to seeing you make connections. EFA Connects tables are located in Erste Lounge at CCA, and at the restaurants Jakober and Berghof. The tables are marked by little EFA flags.

 

12:00 - 14:00 EFA Connects: Kennenlernen beim Mittagessen
Track Forum
English 90

Come and meet fellow participants who share an interest for the same track topic. Get to know each other over lunch and debate the current programme highlights and main controversies so far.

12:15 - 13:45 Track Forum
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Brown Bag Lunch - Media Partner
60

Join and discuss with us current and most important topics.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Flora-Heiss-Rogger Saal
12:30 - 13:30 Brown Bag Lunch - Media Partner
Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint
English 60

Welcome to the Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint, a dedicated space during the lunch break, where potential participants of the Alpbach IDEAS programme can gather information and engage in conversations on ideas for a more democratic and sustainable Europe. This daily event offers the opportunity to learn more about the Alpbach IDEAS programme and process, and exchange ideas with experts on specific topics.  

 

Volksschule , Volksschule Erdgeschoß Turnsaal
12:30 - 13:30 Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint
nachmittag
Beitrag zu einer ausgewogenen und nachhaltigen Ernährung
150

A balanced diet should provide all macro- and micronutrients a person needs to remain healthy. Food’s affordability and accessibility often stand as barriers. At the same time, we need to ensure that food is produced in a way that creates a more resilient future of our planet and its people. So how can the dietary needs over the human lifespan be addressed in a sustainable manner?

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Terrasse
14:00 - 16:30 Beitrag zu einer ausgewogenen und nachhaltigen Ernährung
Die Vision grüner, nachhaltiger und regenerativer Städte
90

The session will visualise greener urban landscapes, focusing on transforming urban spaces globally to ensure a sustainable and livable future. The discussion delves into the practical realisation of these concepts, aiming to create environmentally sustainable urban environments that are well-prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Schrödinger-Saal
14:00 - 15:30 Die Vision grüner, nachhaltiger und regenerativer Städte
Wahlkämpfen für die Zukunft
English 150

Have you heard the good news? It’s a historic election year: the ideal time for a playful reflection on the utopian potential of elections and democracy itself. Take part in two utopian election campaigns and work with the campaign teams as they prepare for a collective performative election rally.

Schulhäusl , Schulhäusl
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14:00 - 16:30 Wahlkämpfen für die Zukunft
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Staatlich geförderte Desinformation und die Gefahren für die Integrität der Wahlen
English 90

In this historic election year, we are confronted with the multifaceted challenges posed by state-sponsored disinformation more than ever before. This includes voter manipulation and defamation campaigns. Explore the learnings we can draw from these attacks on electoral integrity and identify strategies to best protect the democratic electoral process of the future.

Hotel Post , Hotel Post - Seminarraum
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14:00 - 15:30 Staatlich geförderte Desinformation und die Gefahren für die Integrität der Wahlen
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Wettlauf um grüne Technologien zwischen USA und EU: Wie können wir zusammenarbeiten?
English 90

The US and the EU are both pushing their green industries, but they are taking different approaches. The recent US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) sent a clear message that green technology is a profitable industry. This has raised concerns in Europe that companies will choose to invest in the US rather than in Europe. What can Europe learn from the US to unlock private investment in clean technologies and which opportunities for cooperation exist?

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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14:00 - 15:30 Wettlauf um grüne Technologien zwischen USA und EU: Wie können wir zusammenarbeiten?
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Ein neues Gleichgewicht in Krisenzeiten: Handels- und Klimabeziehungen zwischen Europa und Afrika
English 150

The EU has made commitments to support Africa in its climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. At the same time, the EU’s climate diplomacy actions could contribute to a potential slowing down of African economic growth. How can the two continents shape a relationship that advances decarbonisation without creating trade barriers, that is, a relationship that is reciprocal and fit for the challenges of the 21st century? //INFO: Bring hiking shoes and sufficient water. 

 

Ort Alpbach , Buswendeplatz
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14:00 - 16:30 Ein neues Gleichgewicht in Krisenzeiten: Handels- und Klimabeziehungen zwischen Europa und Afrika
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Sparking Connections: Ein Networking-Format
60

This networking format is for those who want to make new acquaintances. Regardless of whether you are attending the EFA for the first time or have been a participant for years: Our moderators will skilfully break the ice and ensure that connections spark.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Europa Foyer
16:00 - 17:00 Sparking Connections: Ein Networking-Format
Sicher ist sicher: Zeit für echte strategische Souveränität in Europa
English 60

Former US President Trump’s statements about NATO shocked European allies and raised doubts about the continued reliability of the US as Europe’s security guarantor. Will Europe be able to defend and promote its way of life without the US? What does it take to achieve more sovereignty in terms of security and defence?

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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17:00 - 18:00 Sicher ist sicher: Zeit für echte strategische Souveränität in Europa
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Mit vereinten Kräften für 1,5 Grad
English 60

The more the global community delays its climate actions, the more drastic they will have to be. At the same time, disasters and looming crises unite individuals and organisations to achieve the previously unthinkable. What are moonshot moments of transformation that will bring global climate goals on track in the imminent future? How can we redesign our social and economic systems to prioritise sustainability, regeneration, and resilience in face of the risk of missing the 1.5-degree target? 

 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Schrödinger-Saal
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17:00 - 18:00 Mit vereinten Kräften für 1,5 Grad
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Dienstag, 27. August

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Connecting Women*
120

As part of the EFA World of Women* initiative, EFA is taking extra efforts to encourage female* contributors, both in programming and participation. Every day, from the Europe in the World Days to the Austria in Europe Days, one dedicated hour will be hosted by women* engaged in EFA’s broader network, which offers the opportunity to connect, reflect, and take action.

 

// INFO: To ensure a focused and engaging experience, we won't be providing any catering. Participants are, however, free to order lunch and beverages at their own cost. //

 

 

Gasthaus Jakober , Gasthaus Jakober - Speisesaal
12:00 - 14:00 Connecting Women*
EFA Connects: Kennenlernen beim Mittagessen
120

If you don’t feel like having lunch by yourself or if you are interested in meeting fellow EFA participants, take a seat at one of the EFA Connects tables around lunchtime. We look forward to seeing you make connections. EFA Connects tables are located in Erste Lounge at CCA, and at the restaurants Jakober and Berghof. The tables are marked by little EFA flags.

12:00 - 14:00 EFA Connects: Kennenlernen beim Mittagessen
EFA x Popchop Food Market
150

Regional farmers and producers meet urban foodies. Enjoy your lunch break over a variety of culinary delights and get inspired by the topic of sustainable nutrition. After taking some refreshment, let’s head to the opening of the Austria in Europe Days. Bon Appétit! 

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Vorplatz
12:00 - 14:30 EFA x Popchop Food Market
Happening
Brown Bag Lunch - Media Partner
60

Join and discuss with us current and most important topics.

Congress Centrum Alpbach , CCA Flora-Heiss-Rogger Saal
12:30 - 13:30 Brown Bag Lunch - Media Partner
Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint
English 60

Welcome to the Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint, a dedicated space during the lunch break, where potential participants of the Alpbach IDEAS programme can gather information and engage in conversations on ideas for a more democratic and sustainable Europe. This daily event offers the opportunity to learn more about the Alpbach IDEAS programme and process, and exchange ideas with experts on specific topics.  

 

Volksschule , Volksschule Erdgeschoß Turnsaal
12:30 - 13:30 Alpbach IDEAS Infopoint