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Reform Symposium

Changes in Europe s Economic, Living and Working Spaces. Hopes, Fears and Confidence


The global economy is changing rapidly, and many companies succeeded by adapting to the new situation. However, such changes invariably have an effect on people, whose career paths are being disrupted with increasing frequency. How does this affect people s identities? Is (de)regulation the answer to worldwide economic problems? In what form? Are new forms of regulation conceivable to ensure fair competition? What does this mean for the environment and the energy supply, in view of exhaustible resources and urgent problems in climate policy? And how can we strike a balance between stability and flexibility? Is trust in the stability of personal social security the precondition for the necessary commitment to change?

Reform Symposium

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14:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
14:15 - 16:00Concerns about Subsistence, Jobs and Resources. Scientific Analysis - Political AnswersPlenary
16:30 - 18:30Business and Economics: Fair Competition, Human Rights in the Globalisation Process, Location Issues, Security through Regulation?Plenary
18:30 - 19:00Reception hosted by FOPI - Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical IndustrySocial
19:00 - 20:30Special Lecture: Does the EU Have an Image Problem?Plenary


09:00 - 10:30Living: Energy and the EnvironmentPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Employment: The Future of Work: Security through Social Health ; Testing the European Social ModelPlenary
12:45 - 14:00Ladies' Lounge (registration necessary:
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 01: Role Models - Gender RolesBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 02: No Security without Research: On the Patients Right to Medical AdvancesBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 03: The Magic Triangle of Infrastructure Liberalization: Market - Regulation - Public ServicesBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 04: Family, School, Company. Where are the Force Fields of the Future? - Final Speech for an Activating Labour Market PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 05: Low priced - Secure - Clean: Strategies for the Austrian Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 06: The Potential of Employee ParticipationBreakout
20:30 - 23:30Reception hosted by WKÖ - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and FOPI - Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical IndustrySocial


10:00 - 12:30Political PerspectivesPlenary
12:30 - 12:45Closing RemarksPlenary