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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

1998 Executive Director, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel
2000 Präsident, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel
 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
2002-2009 Head of Academic Affairs, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel
2009 Fellow am International Centre for Economic Research (ICER), Turin
seit 2009 PhD Program Director, SMC University, 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.
1969-1992 Editor-in-chief and correspondent for the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) in Vienna, Washington, and Brussels. He has written several books on politics, economics and journalism and is now active as author and lecturer.

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

  Chairman, Owner, Founder, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
  Started his career with Otto Wolff Gruppe
1986-2004 Co-Chairman of the Saudi-German Businessmens Dialogue
1987 CEO, steered its restructuring back to profitability, Strabag AG, Cologne
  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
1991 Founder of Peter Jungen Hlolding GmbH, Cologne
  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
2001-2004 Founding President of Business Angals Deutschland (BAND)


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

1979-1984 Vienna University Law School
1987 Austrian Bar Exam passed with distinction
1985-1988 Associate, Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG, Vienna
1988 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
since 1989 DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Partner - Corporate Group, Vienna

Mag. Andreas SCHNEIDER

Referent, Stabsabteilung Wirtschaftspolitik, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

1993-1999 History and Political Sciences, University of Vienna; Master's Degree
since 1999 Ph.D. thesis in Modern History, University of Vienna
1999-2001 Head of the EU-Hotline, Federal Press Service, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna
2001 Stagiaire, DG- ELARG - Information and Interinstitutional Relations, European Commission, Brussels
2001-2001 Expert, Information Office of the Austrian Government, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna
2002-2005 Advisor, EU Co-ordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
2005-2006 Ministers Cabinet, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna
since 2007 Advisor and Consultant, Economic Policy Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Barbara KOLM

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

1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Service Economics, University of Innsbruck
since 2000 President, F. August v. Hayek Institute
since 2006 Director, Austrian Economics Center

Economic Symposium

show timetable


14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00The weight of Europe: Economic policy interests in a multipolar global economyPlenary
16:30 - 18:00The future shape of Europe: Visions and realityPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Special Lecture: Where is Turkey going?Plenary
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial


09:00 - 10:30Europe and the international financial systemPlenary
11:00 - 12:30European energy and climate policies: Defensive self-limitation or technology push?Plenary
14:30 - 18:00Working group 01: Innovation in der Krise! Gerüstet für den Aufschwung?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 02: Financial and economic turbulences in CEE/SEE - Impact and remediesBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 03: Post Lissabon - Europas (Wieder-) Aufstieg zur Wirtschaftsweltmacht?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 04: Values and virtues: Can ethics lead Europe back to the top?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 05: Protektionismus als Folge der Krise?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 06: Wirtschaft und Politik - zwei Systemlogiken. Kann das Vertrauen im Unterschied wachsen?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 07: Vertrauen in einer vernetzten WeltBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 08: Smart Metering - die Zukunft der Versorgungssicherheit?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 09: Intelligente Infrastruktur - Wie lange noch bis zum Systeminfarkt?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 10: The future of security of supply - how does the "gas crisis" affect European energy policy? die europäische Energiepolitik?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 11: Das Management der KriseBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 12: Arbeitsmarkt und Beschäftigungspolitik in der KriseBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 13: Korruption in KrisenzeitenBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 14: Sustainable tourism: Adding Value in a responsible wayBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 15: Gesundheitswesen - Kostenfalle oder Wachstumsmotor?Breakout
14:30 - 18:00Working group 16: Der Wirtschaftskrise ganzheitlich begegnen - Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung (BGF) als europäischer WegBreakout
16:30 - 18:00Working group 17: Greisender Kontinent - Reif für die Weltmacht?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Working group 18: Connecting markets, connecting continents - Logistics as an engine for growthBreakout
16:30 - 18:00Working group 19: The Dawn of E-MobilityBreakout
19:00 - 20:30Special Lecture: Business culture and crisis management in Europe - The European Management ModelPlenary
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by Deutsche Telekom AGSocial


09:30 - 12:00The future of Europe and political accountabilityPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Closing remarksPlenary