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

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

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?

Speakers

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

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

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

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

Mag. MBA Werner WUTSCHER

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

 Study, Jurisprudence, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 Masters Degree, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
 during University: Austrian Economic Chamber
1994 Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
1995-1999 Head of Cabinet, Federal Minister Wilhelm Molterer
1999 Secretary-General, responsible for Corporate Governance, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG
2000-2007 Secretary-General, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
  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 COO and Member, Executive Board (Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, Logistics and
since 2010 Board Member, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development
since 2012 Vice President, Eco Social Forum Austria and Europa
since 2012 Business Consultant und Business Angel

Dipl.-Vw. Henning VOM STEIN

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

1993-2004 Deputy Head, European Representative Office Brussels, Deutsche Bank AG
2004-2005 Director, European Office Brussels, VDMA, German Investment Goods Association
2005-2010 Head of Brussels Office and Group Representative Benelux, ThyssenKrupp AG, Global Technology Group
2010-2012 Head of the Liaison Office to the European Union, Commerzbank AG

Perspectives

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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