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01a: The European Union – With or Without Me?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and EEB – Environmental Bureau Austria
2013 is the European Year of Citizens. Paraphrasing the title of the Alpbach Perspectives, this workshop will address the possibilities for individuals to actively participate in the European Union. In addition to participating in the elections to the European Parliament, citizens may start European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECI) and make their contributions to the policy-making process via the European Commission’s public consultations. ECI and consultations may be more innovative than representative democracy, but citizens are not sufficiently informed about them. In this breakout session, these new tools will be presented and put up for an interactive discussion dealing with their benefits and flaws, their efficiency and effectiveness and their potential improvements. The results will be presented to the European institutions.

Speakers

Chairman, Euronews Development, Paris
President, Democracy International, Gauting
Project Manager, EUROLOB II, Intermediation of Interests in the European Union, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Mannheim
Deputy Head of Division, EU-Coordination and Environment, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair

Philippe CAYLA

Chairman, Euronews Development, Paris

1974-1984 French Administration, Paris
1985-1992 Deputy General Manager, Matra Espace, Paris
1993-2000 Director Development, Eutelsat, Paris
2000-2003 Director International Affairs, France Télévisions, Paris.
2003-2011 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Euronews, Paris
since 2012 Chairman, Euronews Development, Paris

Gerald HÄFNER

President, Democracy International, Gauting

seit 1977 Mitglied bei "Aktion Dritter Weg" und "Freie Internationale Universität"
1978-1984 Studium der Germanistik, Waldorfpädagogik, Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie in München, Witten und Bochum
1979 Mitbegründer der Partei DIE GRÜNEN
1979-1980 Kreisvorsitzender in München
1980-1981 Landesgeschäftsführer und Pressesprecher der GRÜNEN in Bayern
1983 Gründung und Vorstand von "Aktion Volksentscheid"
1984 Abschluss als Waldorflehrer
1987-1990 Mitglied des 11. Deutschen Bundestages
1988 Gründung von Mehr Demokratie e.V. (damals noch "Initiative Demokratie entwickeln" (IDEE)), sowie mehrerer Stiftungen (u.a. "Stiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur", "Petra-Kelly-Stiftung")
seit 1989 Mitglied im Stiftungsrat "Die Mitarbeit"
1990-1992 Mitglied im "Kuratorium für einen demokratisch verfassten Bund Deutscher Länder"
1991-1994 Landesvorsitzender von BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN in Bayern
1994-1998 Mitglied des 13. Deutschen Bundestages, dort rechtspolitischer Sprecher sowie Mitglied und Obmann im Rechtsausschuss, im Geschäftsordnungsausschuss und im Ausschuss Deutsche Einheit
2001-2002 Mitglied des 14. Deutschen Bundestages, Demokratiepolitischer Sprecher der grünen Bundestagsfraktion, Mitglied im Europa- und Innenausschuss (SV) des Bundestages
2003-2009 Sprecher des Bundesvorstandes von Mehr Demokratie e.V.; publizistische, Vortrags- und Lehrtätigkeit zu politischen, rechtlichen und zeitgeschichtlichen Fragen
seit 2009 Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments; Obmann der Grünen im Ausschuss für konstitutionelle Fragen: Mitglied im Petitionsausschuss und im Rechtsausschuss
2010 Berichterstatter des Europäischen Parlaments in den Beratungen zur Verordnung zur Europäischen Bürgerinitiative
2011 Vorsitzender von Democracy International, einer transnational agierenden NGO, die sich weltweit für die Einführung von Elementen der Direkten Demokratie einsetzt

Dr. Christine QUITTKAT

Project Manager, EUROLOB II, Intermediation of Interests in the European Union, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Mannheim

2006-2008 Researcher, MZEZ - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim, Mannheim
 Since 2010 Project director, MZEZ - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim, Mannheim
2008-2010 Researcher, CSI - Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Margareta STUBENRAUCH

Deputy Head of Division, EU-Coordination and Environment, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

1987-1989 Research Assistent, Graz University of Technology
1989-1992 Researcher at Jungbunzlauer AG, Pernhofen
since 1992 Expert, Lebensministerium, Wien
1996-1999 National Expert, European Commission, Brussels

BA Peter WOODWARD

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.

Perspectives

show timetable
kategorie: Alle BreakoutPlenary

19.08.2013

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

20.08.2013

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

21.08.2013

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