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04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

20 years ago, Austria joined the EU and was empowered to enjoy many opportunities and to experience an enormous growth stimulus. 20 years later, our Europe is different: Schengen, the Euro and the enlargement are just some examples of the rapid development of the EU. At the same time, we find ourselves facing further challenges: the economic crisis, migration flows, euroscepticism, the EU referendum in the UK, the Ukrainian crisis and IS terror. For Austria and for future generations, a Europe without borders is indispensable. How can Austria make the most of its opportunities? Have Austrian expectations been fulfilled? What are Austrias expectations of a future EU?

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
President, Young Industry; Director Wires & Cabling Solutions, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Vienna
Initiator, Rückenwind Strategy, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Innsbruck
Former Austrian Federal Minister for Finance, Vienna
Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
Director for General EU Matters and EU Institutions, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

Array Sebastian KURZ

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

Provincial Chairman of the Young ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Vienna Federal Chairman of the Young ÖVP Member of the Vienna Provincial Diet and Vienna City Council, ÖVP, Vienna State Secretary for Integration, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
2008-2011
since 2009
2010-2011
2011-2013
2013-2017

Nikolaus GRILLER

President, Young Industry; Director Wires & Cabling Solutions, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Vienna

Magister für Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) Institutional Affairs Intern, VRE - Versammlung der Regionen Europas, Strassburg Government Affairs Coordinator, Microsoft EMEA, Paris Business Manager, Abteilung Recht und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit EU, Microsoft Europa, Brüssel Job Rotation Programm, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Wien Projektleitung Standort Mexiko, Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Wien
2007
2004
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2013
2013-2014

Leo KASERER

Initiator, Rückenwind Strategy, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Innsbruck

Diplomsozialarbeiter (Social worker), College of Higher Education Social Work, Innsbruck Volunteer, Comunitaria Ahora, Valdivia, Chile Concept work and supervising for: Ahora, Valdivia; Casa de Acogida, San Pablo, and Fundacion ninos en la huella, Iquique, Chile; working with streetkids, Lima, Peru and La Paz,Bolivia Expert and social worker, Jugendwohlfahrt, Bezirkshauptmannschaft Innsbruck Land, Innsbruck Director, Big Banana Youth Centre, Verein zur Förderung der Zirler Jugend, Zirl Social worker on the train station: Homeless, drugs and prostitution, Bahnhofsozialdienst der Caritas, Innsbruck Director, Fundacion ninos en la huella, Iquique, Chile Supervision and Coaching, Institut für Gruppendynamik und Gruppentherapie, Vienna Regional Coordinator, Youth Programme, Infoeck, Innsbruck Training, TATEM - Training of Active Trainers in Euromed, Council of Europe and SALTO EUROMED RC Project officer, Point Europa, Cawsand, UK Founder, Rückenwind-Strategy, Innsbruck Lecturer, Social Area Analysis, MCI, University Innsbruck External Expert, Assessments of Grant applications, trainings and monitoring visits, British Council
1994-1997
1995
1996-2001
since 1997
1997-2003
1999-2000
2001
2002
2003-2006
2005-2007
2006-2008
since 2005
since 2009
since 2010

Dkfm. Ferdinand LACINA

Former Austrian Federal Minister for Finance, Vienna

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Abteilung, Arbeiterkammer Wien Leitung, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Abteilung, Arbeiterkammer Wien Beirat für Wirtschafts- und Sozialfragen Leiter, Abteilung für Finanzplanung, ÖIAG - Österreichischen Industrieholding Aktiengesellschaft Kabinettchef unter Dr. Bruno Kreisky Staatssekretär, Bundeskanzleramt Bundesminister für Verkehr und öffentliche Wirtschaft Bundesminister für Finanzen Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat (XIX. GP), SPÖ Konsulent, Montana AG, Wien Generaldirektor, GiroCredit AG Vorstandsvorsitzender, GiroCredit AG Kosulent, Erste Bank AG
1964
1973
1974
1978
1980
1982-1984
1984-1986
1986-1995
1994
1995-1996
1996-1997
seit 1996
seit 1997

Mag. Heinz ZOUREK

Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels

Director, Economic Policy Department, Confederation of Austrian Trade Unions, Vienna Member of the College, EFTA Surveillance Authority Deputy Director General, Directorate General for the Internal Market, European Commission, Brussels Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
 Studied Economics, University of Vienna
 Started his professional life in the Chamber of Labour in Vienna, where he became Director of the department for External Trade and European Integration
1990-1993
1993-1995
1995-2001
2001-2005
2005-2012
2012-2016

Mag. Yvonne TONCIC-SORINJ

Director for General EU Matters and EU Institutions, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

Career Diplomat, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Various responsibilities at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, in Vienna and Brussels in the field of EU-Integration, EU-Enlargement, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy Head of Unit, Energy, Energy Security and Nuclear Issues
since 1996
1996-2007
2007-2010

Political Symposium

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30.08.2015

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12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European Security Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of Ukraine Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade Order Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained Prosperity Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for Democracy Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European Defence Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should Play Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in Focus Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners? Plenary
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01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary