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Wofür steht Europa?

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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
Senior Policy Advisor, UNICEF Brussels Office - Relations with EU Institutions, Brussels
President, European Youth Forum, Brussels
President, Club Alpbach Belgrade Abstract
What does Europe stand for?

This is the question that today, when Europe is facing multilayered crisis, has to be asked more than ever before. It should be done on a personal level and more importantly it has to be answered. Today s Europeans have to ask themselves:  If I am European, what does this mean in reality and in my everyday life? The variety of potential answers would probably be shocking: from radical scepticism to exaggerated optimism. This extreme polarisation might be most obvious in non-member countries striving for the membership, such as mine.
What does Europe stand for in Serbia and what are people, especially young population, in Serbia basing their perception of EU on: EU membership enthusiasm, nationalism, liberalism, social activism, apathy& ? Do they have a real European experience?
Head, European Commission Representation in Austria, Vienna Chair

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


Senior Policy Advisor, UNICEF Brussels Office - Relations with EU Institutions, Brussels

1995-1998 M.A. Hons., Modern History, Oxford University
1998-1999 Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Economics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1999-2001 Co-founder and Project Manager, European Stability Initiative (ESI), Berlin
2001-2004 Team Leader, Lessons Learned and Analysis Unit, United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo
since 2004 Head of ESI Turkey project, Istanbul
2007 World Fellow, Yale University, New Haven
2008 Special Advisor to the Mayor of Mitrovica


President, European Youth Forum, Brussels

1998-2004 International Relations (graduated with honours), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
2001-2002 Office Manager, Culture and Arts Department, National TV-Station RTV Slovenija, Ljubljana
2001-2004 Teacher of German, Language Institute SOLT; Tutor giving private lessons for German and English, Ljubljana
2002-2004 Project Manager, Gallus J. Carniolus art institution, Ljubljana
2000-2008 Free-Lance Translator, Skrivanek d.o.o., Ljubljana
2007 Campaign Officer, European referendum campaign, Berlin
 02-05 2008 National Coordinator, EuroGlobe project, Ljubljana
2006-2007 Editor-in-Chief of thenewfederalist.eu
2008-2010 Secretary-General, Young European Federalists, Brussels
 Civil-Society Engagement
since 2011 President, European Youth Forum, Brussels
since 2002 Member, Young European Federalists (JEF)-Slovenia (Federal Committee representative in 2004)
2004-2006 Member, Editorial Board of the quarterly magazine The New Federalist (TNF)
2005-2006 European Voluntary Service (EVS), Young European Federalists-Catalunya
2005-2006 Member, Executive Bureau, JEF-Europe
2006-2007 Vice-President, JEF-Europe
2007-2008 Member, European Youth Forum's Pool of Trainers
since 2011 Soliya Network Fellow (90 engaging personalities across the globe) promoting intercultural and interreligious dialogue, global citizenship, web2.0 media tools


President, Club Alpbach Belgrade

2010 Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Economics, Department for Business Economics, University of Belgrade
2010 Research Assistant, Program for Private Sector Development in Serbia ACCESS, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
2010 Internship, European Parliament, Brussels and Strasbourg
since 2011 President, Club Alpbach Belgrade
since 2011 Global Management Trainee at Starbev (Apatinska Brewery Belgrade)

Mag. Richard KÜHNEL

Head, European Commission Representation in Austria, Vienna

1989-1994 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz; Auslandssemester in Lyon, Florenz, Princeton
1994-2004 Diplomatischer Dienst, Außenministerium, u. a. in Tokio, New York
2004-2008 Kabinett der Kommissarin für Außenbeziehungen und Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner
seit 2008 Vertreter der Europäischen Kommission in Österreich

Wofür soll die EU ihr Geld ausgeben?

Timetable einblenden


19:00 - 22:00AuftaktempfangSocial


09:30 - 10:00BegrüßungPlenary
10:00 - 12:00Die Finanzierung Europas: Woher kommt das Geld der EU?Plenary
12:00 - 14:00MittagspausePlenary
14:00 - 16:00Europäische Finanzierungsinstrumente: Wer zahlt was und wie viel?Plenary
16:00 - 16:15KaffeepausePlenary
16:15 - 18:15Europäische Regionalpolitik: Das Europa der Reichen und ArmenPlenary
20:00 - 22:00AbendempfangSocial


09:00 - 11:00Die EU und ihre NachbarnPlenary
11:00 - 11:30KaffeepausePlenary
11:30 - 13:30Wofür steht Europa?Plenary
13:30 - 13:45SchlusswortePlenary