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04: Values and virtues: Can ethics lead Europe back to the top?

Breakout / Working Group
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The current financial and economic crisis has shaken trust in markets. Should we rethink the economy? Can we rely on existing models of Corporate Social Responsibility to foster trust in the system? Or might misguided concepts of CSR even have contributed to the crisis? What is the impact of CSR nowadays, and what remains to be done for public policy makers and political leaders? This workshop will inquire into tomorrow’s concepts of CSR: will they be able to get Europe back into the economic driver’s seat?

Extracurricular Professor for Political Philosophy, University of Trier
Freelance journalist, Vienna
Lawyer and author, Duisburg
Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne
Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Wien
Referent, Stabsabteilung Wirtschaftspolitik, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna Chair


Extracurricular Professor for Political Philosophy, University of Trier

Executive Director, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel Präsident, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel Head of Academic Affairs, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel Fellow am International Centre for Economic Research (ICER), Turin
 WS 2004/5 Gastprofessor an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Prag
 SS 2005 Hayek-Stiftungsgastprofessur an der Universität Salzburg
 WS 2005/6 Gastprofessur an der Universität Zagreb, EFZG
 SS07-WS08/09 Professurvertretung "Praktische Philosophie" an der Universität Duisburg-Essen (W3)
 02/2008 Verleihung der Bezeichnung "Außerplanmäßiger Professor" durch den Präsidenten der Universität Trier
 SS 2009 Hayek-Stiftungsgastprofessur an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien


Freelance journalist, Vienna

 Klaus Emmerich, Prof. h.c., studied in Vienna and Bonn, then worked as journalist since 1947: Wirtschaftsverlag Wien, Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste Frankfurt, Deutsche Zeitung und Wirtschaftszeitung Bonn, Süddeutsche Zeitung Economics Correspondent in Bonn, "Die Gegenwart" Frankfurt, "Die Presse" Bonn, WDR Köln.

Dr. Carlos A. GEBAUER

Lawyer and author, Duisburg

 Carlos A. Gebauer studied Philosophy, Linguistics, History, Music and Law at the universities of Düsseldorf, Bayreuth and Bonn. He works as a lawyer in Duisburg and publishes texts in all kinds of media. His own website is found at http://

Dr. Peter JUNGEN

Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne

Co-Chairman of the Saudi-German Businessmens Dialogue CEO, steered its restructuring back to profitability, Strabag AG, Cologne Founder of Peter Jungen Hlolding GmbH, Cologne
  Chairman, Owner, Founder, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
  Started his career with Otto Wolff Gruppe
  Co-Founder and Investor in more than 60 start-ups in Europe and in the USA, including Idealo Internet GmbH
  Partner, Halo Fund, Palo Alto
  Co-Founder, President, European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
  Co-Founder, President, International, Palo Alto
  Co-Founder, President, European Enterprise Institute (EEI)
  Vice Chairman, German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association (VDMA)
  Chairman, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, New York
  President of the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Union of the EPP (SME-Union), Brussels


Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Wien

Vienna University Law School Austrian Bar Exam passed with distinction Associate, Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG, Vienna Coudert Brothers - practice as foreign attorney
 Major clients: Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG, Schmid Industrieholding GmbH, Baumit Wopfinger Baustoffindustrie GmbH, Constantia Packaging AG, Teich AG, Statistik Austria, OMYA GmbH

Mag. Andreas SCHNEIDER

Referent, Stabsabteilung Wirtschaftspolitik, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

History and Political Sciences, University of Vienna; Master's Degree Ph.D. thesis in Modern History, University of Vienna Head of the EU-Hotline, Federal Press Service, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna Stagiaire, DG- ELARG - Information and Interinstitutional Relations, European Commission, Brussels Expert, Information Office of the Austrian Government, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna Advisor, EU Co-ordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Ministers Cabinet, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna
since 1999

Mag. Dr. Barbara KOLM

President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna

Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Service Economics, University of Innsbruck President, F. August v. Hayek Institute
since 2000

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00The weight of Europe: Economic policy interests in a multipolar global economyPlenary
14:30 - 16:00The future shape of Europe: Visions and realityPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: Where is Turkey going?Plenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial


07:00 - 08:30Europe and the international financial systemPlenary
09:00 - 10:30European energy and climate policies: Defensive self-limitation or technology push?Plenary
12:30 - 16:00Working group 01: Innovation in der Krise! Gerüstet für den Aufschwung?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 02: Financial and economic turbulences in CEE/SEE – Impact and remediesBreakout
12:30 - 14:00Working group 03: Post Lissabon – Europas (Wieder-) Aufstieg zur Wirtschaftsweltmacht?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 04: Values and virtues: Can ethics lead Europe back to the top?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 05: Protektionismus als Folge der Krise?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 06: Wirtschaft und Politik – zwei Systemlogiken. Kann das Vertrauen im Unterschied wachsen?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 07: Vertrauen in einer vernetzten WeltBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 08: Smart Metering – die Zukunft der Versorgungssicherheit?Breakout
12:30 - 14:00Working group 09: Intelligente Infrastruktur – Wie lange noch bis zum Systeminfarkt?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 10: The future of security of supply – how does the “gas crisis” affect European energy policy? die europäische Energiepolitik?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 11: Das Management der KriseBreakout
12:30 - 14:00Working group 12: Arbeitsmarkt und Beschäftigungspolitik in der KriseBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 13: Korruption in KrisenzeitenBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 14: Sustainable tourism: Adding Value in a responsible wayBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 15: Gesundheitswesen – Kostenfalle oder Wachstumsmotor?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 16: Der Wirtschaftskrise ganzheitlich begegnen – Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung (BGF) als europäischer WegBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 17: Greisender Kontinent – Reif für die Weltmacht?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 18: Connecting markets, connecting continents – Logistics as an engine for growthBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 19: The Dawn of E-MobilityBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: Business culture and crisis management in Europe – The European Management ModelPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by Deutsche Telekom AGSocial


07:30 - 10:00The future of Europe and political accountabilityPlenary
10:00 - 10:15Closing remarksPlenary