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Europäische Werte: Prinzipien oder leere Worte?

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in englischer Sprache

Gibt es in unseren multikulturellen Gesellschaften überhaupt einheitliche europäische Werte? Sind diese notwendig und lohnt es sich, für sie zu kämpfen? Brauchen wir vielleicht sogar stärkere Werte oder eine Art europäische Identität? Was bedeutet „Solidarität“ heute?


Former President, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; President, PlaNet Finance Group, Paris
Director, ResPublica, London
Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen Abstract
90% of the world s wealth will soon be generated outside Europe. It s time for Europe to follow the  Elvis principle   A little less Conversation; a little More Action . However, Europe is stuck. Although the European nation states can only compete if we deepen cooperation (for instance through a liberalisation of the service sector) Europe is often portrayed as a villain. This is largely due to national politicians who refrain from putting Europe on the agenda during for instance national elections. Europe can only get out of the crisis if we stop this  cheap talk and concentrate on Europe s core problems.
Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster Abstract
To date, the concept of a European identity (or different European identities) remains vague and obscure. Who is European and who is not? Where does Europe start and where does it end? What values do the Europeans/EU-citizens share and who is excluded from the European community? This brief statement discusses the context of the Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded to the European Union 10 December 2012. In this context, I would like to challenge the  values and principles which underlie current hegemonic European policies and ask why the Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union: as recognition for past achievements or as motivation for new future policies? Or both? What are the consequences of the Peace Prize?

To illustrate my assumption that the values of the EU have changed drastically, from  securing peace in Europe and the implementation of the Fundamental Rights Charta to  providing prosperity in a Knowledge-based Economy in recent years, I will provide some evidence from speeches at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in October 2012, from David Cameron s EU speech in 23 January 2013, and from the trajectory of an appeal to the European Parliament  to counter the rise of xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and antiziganism in EU-member states  which was drafted by over 40 prominent European scholars in November 2012. These snapshots will allow for a viable entry-point to engage with possible visions and imaginaries of the EU in the near future.
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair

Jacques ATTALI

Former President, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; President, PlaNet Finance Group, Paris

 Studied Economics at the University of Paris
 Teacher of Economy at Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées & University of Paris Dauphine
1981-1991 Special Advisor to the President of the French Republic, Francois Mitterand
1984 Founder of Eureka (main European program on new technologies)
1989 Launched an international program against massive floods in Bengladesh
1990 Founder & president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London
1998 Founder of PlaNet Finance

Phillip BLOND

Director, ResPublica, London

 Phillip is an internationally recognised political thinker and social and economic commentator. He bridges the gap between politics and practice, offering strategic consultation and policy formation to governments, businesses and organisations across the world. He founded ResPublica in 2009 and is an academic, journalist and author. Prior to entering politics and public policy he was a senior lecturer in theology and philosophy - teaching at the Universities of Exeter and Cumbria.


Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen

1994 Head of Section at the Danish Ministry of Industry
1994 Robert Schuman Scholar at the European Parliament, Luxembourg/Brussels
1996-1999 Research Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Affairs (DUPI)
1999-2002 Senior research Fellow at DUPI
2002 Research Director, DUPI
2003-2006 Director of European Affairs,Confederation of Danish Industries
2006-2009 Pro-Vice Chancellor,University of Copenhagen
2009-2011 Danish Minister for Climate,Energy and Gender Equality
2011-2013 Member of the Danish Parliament,( Liberal Party)
since 2013 Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Dr. h.c. Ruth WODAK

Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster

1971-1972 Research Fellow in the Linguistics and Indo-Germanic Department, University of Vienna
1974 PhD (Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis Rei Publicae) in Linguistics, University of Vienna
1980 Habilitation in  Applied Linguistics, including Socio- and Psycholinguistics , at the University of Vienna
1975-1983 Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Vienna
  Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria
1983-1991 Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics, with emphasis on Discourse Analysis,
1991 Offer of a chair at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA as "Full Professor" for Applied Linguistics (not accepted)
1991-2004 Full Professor of Applied Linguistics, Chair, University of Vienna
 Since 2000 Co-Director of Austrian National Focal Point, EUMC (since 2007 FRA), Vienna
1992-1993 Austrian Chair, Stanford University
1997-2003 Director of Research Centre "Discourse, Politics, Identity", University of Vienna
1999-2002 Research Professorship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2005 Permanent Research Fellow, Collegium Budapest
2005 Offer of Canadian Research Chair, University of Waterloo (not accepted)
2004-2007 Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University
 Since 2007 Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University
2008 Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament


Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.


Timetable einblenden
kategorie: Alle BreakoutPlenary


14:30 - 14:45EröffnungPlenary
14:45 - 16:30Europäische Werte: Prinzipien oder leere Worte?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Die Rolle der Europäischen Union in einer globalen WirtschaftPlenary
20:00 - 22:00"Fremd" von Miriam FassbenderPlenary


09:00 - 10:30Europa in den MedienPlenary
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 01a: Die Europäische Union - Mit mir oder ohne mich?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 02: Europa nach der Krise - "Mehrere Europas" oder "Mehr Europa"?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 03a: Höhere Berufsbildung in Europa: Wie kommen wir voran?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 04a: Hat der europäische Wohlfahrtsstaat noch Zukunft?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 05: Welche Rolle spielen Sozialpartner in der künftigen Europäischen Union 2.0?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 06: Wirtschaftspolitische Koordination in der EUBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 07: Die Finanzkrise als Bewährungsprobe: Die EU zwischen Sparmaßnahmen und WachstumspolitikBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Arbeitskreis 08: Die Achillesferse des europäischen Projekts: Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in EuropaBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 01b: Die Europäische Union - Mit mir oder ohne mich?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 03b: Höhere Berufsbildung in Europa: Wie kommen wir voran?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 04b: Hat der europäische Wohlfahrtsstaat noch Zukunft?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 09: Eine neue Kultur für Investitionen in InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 10: Die Rolle der EU in einer globalen Welt: Kooperation mit strategischen PartnernBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 11: Werte im Wandel - Anreize im FokusBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 12: Koordination europäischer Pensionspolitik - Liegt das Gute denn so nah?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 13: Horizont 2020: Die ehrgeizigen Ziele der EU InnovationspolitikBreakout


09:30 - 13:00Die Rolle der Exportkontrolle in 10 Jahren Europäische Strategie gegen die Verbreitung von ABC Waffen
10:00 - 10:30Europa: Ein Phönix aus der Asche?Plenary
10:30 - 12:30Die Zukunft Europas: Eine BürgerperspektivePlenary
12:30 - 12:35SchlusswortePlenary