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04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?

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Supported by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Julius Raab Stiftung and Ecosocial Forum
Europe’s welfare systems are facing enormous social, environmental and economic challenges that partly require completely new regulatory frameworks. In Germany and Austria, social market economy made it possible to manage the financial and economic crisis relatively well. Does the (eco-)social market economy, however, also have the potential to become a common framework for Europe? What kind of economic, social and ecological framework conditions are required to make Europe fit for the future?

Director, ResPublica, London
Director, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Managing Director, NVS - New Venture Scouting, Vienna; Member of the Board, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development, Vienna
Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Chair

Phillip BLOND

Director, ResPublica, London

 Phillip is an internationally recognised political thinker and social and economic commentator. He bridges the gap between politics and practice, offering strategic consultation and policy formation to governments, businesses and organisations across the world. He founded ResPublica in 2009 and is an academic, journalist and author. Prior to entering politics and public policy he was a senior lecturer in theology and philosophy - teaching at the Universities of Exeter and Cumbria.

Dr Jürgen KRÖGER

Director, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

Promotion; Assistant Professor, University of Hamburg European Department, IMF - International Monetary Fund Cabinet of Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Commissioner responsible for creating the Economic and Monetary Union
1977-1983
1981
1995-1996

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

Chairman, Austrian National Students Union, Vienna University of Economics and Business Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business Managing Director, legend Consulting GmbH Founder and Managing Director, Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying Founder and Managing Director, cumclave Unternehmensberatung Managing Director, Tauern Holding State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
1995-1997
1997-2000
2000-2005
2006-2010
2011-2012
2011-2014
2014-2017

Mag. MBA Werner WUTSCHER

Managing Director, NVS - New Venture Scouting, Vienna; Member of the Board, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development, Vienna

Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Head of Cabinet, Federal Minister Wilhelm Molterer Secretary-General, responsible for Corporate Governance, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG Secretary-General, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management COO and Member, Executive Board (Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Logistics and Board Member, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development Vice President, Eco Social Forum Austria and Europa
 Study, Jurisprudence, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 Masters Degree, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
 during University: Austrian Economic Chamber
1994
1995-1999
1999
2000-2007
  Transport, Human Resources and Human Resources Development, Real Estate and Expansion, IT,
  Public and Legal Affairs), organic brands "Ja! Natürlich" and "Wegenstein", REWE International AG
2007-2011
since 2010
since 2012

Dipl.-Vw. Henning VOM STEIN

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Deputy Head, European Representative Office Brussels, Deutsche Bank AG Director, European Office Brussels, VDMA, German Investment Goods Association Head of Brussels Office and Group Representative Benelux, ThyssenKrupp AG, Global Technology Group
1993-2004
2004-2005
2005-2010

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

19.08.2013

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

20.08.2013

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

21.08.2013

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