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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.

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

Philippe CAYLA

Chairman, Euronews Development, Paris

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

Gerald HÄFNER

President, Democracy International, Gauting

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

Dr. Christine QUITTKAT

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

Researcher, MZEZ - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim, Mannheim
2006-2008
 Since 2010 Project director, MZEZ - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim, Mannheim

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Margareta STUBENRAUCH

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

Research Assistent, Graz University of Technology Researcher at Jungbunzlauer AG, Pernhofen Expert, Lebensministerium, Wien
1987-1989
1989-1992
since 1992

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

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19.08.2013

12:30 - 12:45 Opening Plenary
12:45 - 14:30 European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk? Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 The European Union’s Future Role in a Global Economy Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 “Foreign” by Miriam Fassbender Plenary

20.08.2013

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

21.08.2013

07:30 - 11:00 The EU’s WMD strategy – Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes? Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective Plenary
10:30 - 10:35 Closing Plenary