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06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and Crisis

Breakout / International Law
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Societies today have to face multifaceted risks and interconnected threats. Only a multidisciplinary understanding of these risks can allow us to tackle them effectively. In order to help the individual, we need to achieve a better understanding of societies in extreme situations and coordinate the strategies of states and international institutions in emergencies and crises. In this breakout session, national and international experts will discuss potential risks that require attention on national, regional and international levels, such as natural and technological disasters, complex emergencies, social and economic risks or internal conflicts.

Coordinator, CWGER - Global Cluster Working Group on Early Recovery, BCPR - Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Geneva
Coordinator, Disaster Law Programme, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva
Professor, Disaster Risk Management and Recovery, University of Copenhagen
Head of Unit, Disaster Management, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
Director, Synergies International Consulting s.p., Globoko

Prof. Mo HAMZA

Professor, Disaster Risk Management and Recovery, University of Copenhagen

Urban Planner, Architecture and Planning Consultants Urban Planner and Researcher, Centre for Planning and Architectural Studies Adviser and Planner, Urban Development, World Bank and UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Adviser, Urban Development, USAID - United States Agency for International Development Deputy Regional Director, NEF - Near East Foundation Lecturer, Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford Senior Lecturer, Cranfield Disaster Management Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield Independent Consultant Professor, Disaster Risk, Management, University of Copenhagen
since 2002
since 2008

Mag. Siegfried JACHS

Head of Unit, Disaster Management, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

M.A. German Philology/History, University of Vienna Lecturer, University of Zadar German Language Teacher Federal Chancellery, Department for Crisis Management Deputy Head of Department, Department for Crisis Management, Federal Chancellery Head of Department, Department for Crisis Management, Federal Chancellery

Array Wolfgang KRAJIC

Director, Synergies International Consulting s.p., Globoko

Different Military Command and Staff Positions, Military Hospital, Austrian Ministry of Defence, Innsbruck Humanitarian Affairs Officer, UN-OCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva Attaché for Humanitarian Affairs, and Member of Planning and Coordination Unit ofFOCUS - Multilateral Humanitarian Initiative, Austrian Embassy, Berne Senior Planning Officer of EADRCC-NATOs Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre, Austrian Mission to NATO and NATO Civil Emergency Planning Directorate, Brussels

Political Symposium

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09:00 - 10:30Not Just an IslandCulture
12:00 - 13:30OpeningPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
17:30 - 18:00Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of ArtCulture
19:00 - 20:30“Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In…Culture


07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
10:00 - 11:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and CooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
20:00 - 21:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner


07:00 - 07:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
07:10 - 08:30Generational InequalityPlenary
09:00 - 10:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
10:15 - 10:30Closing RemarksPlenary