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European Union: With or Without You?


Despite current problems and controversial decisions, we believe that European Integration is necessary and essential if Europe wants to continue to play an important role in a globalised world. We believe that critical debates between policy makers, scientists, politicians, artists and members of the civil society support the practical implementation of European cooperation.

Even though in the past the European Union has hardly played a major role in the perception of most of its citizens, it has an enormous influence on our daily lives. The current political and economic developments are among the most serious challenges of our time.

The Alpbach Perspectives 2013 will therefore deal with the development of a sustainable European social and economic model. The plenary and breakout sessions will discuss topics such as European values, youth unemployment, the future of the welfare state, education, innovation, as well as the difficult balancing act between democracy and efficiency and the tensions between austerity programmes and the promotion of growth.


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Kategorie: all BreakoutPlenary


14:30 - 14:45OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 16:30European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30The European Union's Future Role in a Global EconomyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00"Foreign" by Miriam FassbenderPlenary


09:00 - 10:30Europe in the MediaPlenary
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 01a: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis - "More Europes" or "More Europe"?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EUBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and GrowthBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in EuropeBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 01b: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic PartnersBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Changing Values - Focus on IncentivesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies - A Bridge so Near?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation PolicyBreakout


09:30 - 13:00The EU's WMD strategy - Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control
10:00 - 10:30Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes?Plenary
10:30 - 12:30The Future of Europe: A Grassroots PerspectivePlenary
12:30 - 12:35ClosingPlenary