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Breakout / Working Group
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Speakers

Professor & Director of International Relations, Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)
Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
Generalsekretär, respACT austria, Wien Chair

Dr. Alexandre HERLEA

Professor & Director of International Relations, Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)

1965 Mechanical Engineer, Institutul Politehnic, Brasov
1977 PhD in History of Science & Technology, EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Paris
 Visiting Professor & Visiting Researcher at Michigan Technological University, Harvard University, Pennsylvania University, Smithsonian Institution (USA)
1973-94 Research Engineer & Senior Lecturer at CHAM (Conservatoire Nationale des Arts & Métiers), Paris
since 1995 Full Professor at Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard
1996-99 Minister for European Integration, Romanian Government
2000-01 Ambassador of Romania to the European Union

DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

1988-1989 Assistant to the Director, Austrian Farmers' Union, Vienna
1989-1997 Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna
1993-1994 Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union
1995-2002 Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998 President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998-2002 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
2002-2007 Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2006 Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
2007-2013 Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels
since 2013 Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
since 2017 President, Union of European Federalists Austria, Vienna

Dkfm. Lorenz FRITZ

Generalsekretär, respACT austria, Wien

 Hochschule für Welthandel in Wien, Abschluss mit Diplomkaufmann
1968-1996 Standard Telephon und Telegraphen AG (später ITT Austria bzw Alcatel Austria), zuletzt 8 Jahre Generaldirektor
1997 Generalsekretär der Vereinigung der Österreichischen Industrie (IV)
seit 2005 Generalsekretär von respACT austria

Mountain Policy and EU-Enlargement

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