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The European Union – What is missing?

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Initiator, Initiative "A Soul for Europe", Berlin
Member, Social Democratic Group, Austrian National Council; Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Research Fellow, CEPS - The Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
Senator and Chairperson of the Committee on EU Affairs, The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague
Director, CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich
Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna; Director, Institute for European Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Chair

Dr. Volker HASSEMER

Initiator, Initiative "A Soul for Europe", Berlin

1983-1989 Senator for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
1991-1996 Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection, Berlin
1996-2002 General Manager "Partner für Berlin" Association Hauptstadt-Marketing mbH
since 2002 Chairman of "Stiftung Zukunft Berlin". Initiating and managing projects between civic projects and policy-makers on the issues of Berlin
since 2009 Chairman of the Board of Managers of the E.E.I.G. "A Soul for Europe", an Initiative that fosters the use of culture as an essential factor for the European development

Dr. Christoph MATZNETTER

Member, Social Democratic Group, Austrian National Council; Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1980-1985 Trainee Auditor and Tax Consultant
since 1985 Registered Auditor & Tax Consultant
since 1995 Software Writer - Registered as IT Services Business since 2003
since 2000 Member, Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ)
  Party Executive Committee, & SPÖ Party Treasurer
  Member, Supervisory Board, SPÖ Party Executive Committee
2001-2002 Research for Thesis (Ph.D.)
since 2002 Elected Representative, National Council, SPÖ, Legislative Period XXII- XVIII
since 2005 Chairman, SPÖ Wirtschaftsverband Österreich (Social Democratic Party Business Federation)
2007-2008 State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance
since 2008 Elected Representative, National Council, SPÖ, Legislative Period XXIV
since 2009 Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Dr. Felix ROTH

Research Fellow, CEPS - The Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

2004-2007 Scholarship contract as a Fellow of the Postgraduate programme "The future of the European model" at the University of Göttingen
2004-2007 Ph.D. in Economics under the supervision of Prof. Klasen at the University of Göttingen, Germany and Prof. Tonkiss at the London School of Economics, UK. Thesis title: Social Capital, Trust and Economic Growth- A Cross-Sectional and Panel Analysis. 2005 and 2007 Visiting Researcher at the London School of Economics, UK; Exchange as part of Ph.D. in Economics
since 2007 Research Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies, Economic Policy Unit
since 2008 Post Doc Fellow at the University of Göttingen
2008-2009 Project Coordinator, "Who can be trusted after this financial crisis?", financed by the Austrian Ministry of Finance
2008-2011 Research Activity on intangible capita and growthl in (INNODRIVE) "Intangible Capital and Innovations: Drivers of Growth and Location in the EU (INNODRIVE)", financed within the seventh Framework Programme by the European Commission
2010-2013 Research Activity on intangible capital in (SERVICEGAP), The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity, financed within the seventh Framework Programme by the European Commission
2010-2013 Research Activity on intangible capital in (INDICSER). Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors, financed within the seventh Framework Programme by the European Commission
since 2009 CEPS Editor of Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy

MUDr. Ludek SEFZIG

Senator and Chairperson of the Committee on EU Affairs, The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague

 Education: Charles University, Medical Faculty Pilsen - Surgeon (MUDr. - M.D.)
 Medical Attestation of first and second degree
1989 Internship Karlovy Vary
1990 Internship Bad Aussee Hospital, Austria
1991 Internship Pirmasens Hospital, Germany
1990-1998 Chairman, Honourable Board of District Union, Czech Medical Chamber
since 1994 Member of municipal corporation of City of Rokycany
since 1995 Private surgeon
since 2000 Member of the Civic Democratic Party (Obcanska demokraticka strana - ODS)
2000 Senator, Parliament of the Czech Republic
  Member, Senate Committee for European Integration
  Member, Delegation of the Czech Parliament to the European Parliament
2002-2004 Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee for European Integration
2003 Observer to the European Parliament, Committee: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy
since 2004 Chairman of the Committee on European Affaurs of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner WEIDENFELD

Director, CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich

1971 Graduation ad Ph.D.
1975 Habilitation, Political Sciences
1975-1995 Professor of Political Sciences, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz
1986-1988 Professeur associé, Sorbonne, Paris
1987-1999 Coordinator, German-American Cooperation in the German government
since 1995 Director, Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), University of Munich
since 1995 Professor for Political Systems and European Integration, Geschwister-Scholl-Institut, University of Munich
since 2000 permanent Guest-Professor, Remnin University of Peking
since 2012 Rector of Alma Mater Europaea, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg

Mag. Dr. Gerda FALKNER

Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna; Director, Institute for European Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

 Gerda Falkner studied political science at the University of Vienna; post-graduate degree in European integration at the College of Europe, Bruges/Belgium; post-doc research in England 1994/95; research group director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne 1998-2003; dissertation (1992) on EU decision-making published by Europa Union Verlag, and professorial thesis (1998) on EU social policy and corporatism published by Routledge, UK; assistant professor (1992-98) and associate professor (since 1998) at the Institute of Government, University of Vienna. Gerda Falkner serves as a link between academia inside and outside the university: From 2002 to August 2008 she was Head of the Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Since 2008 she has also been Director of the Institute for European Integration Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences