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08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Foreign Policy
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The OIF wants to take the commemorative year 2014 (e.g. 100 years since World War One, 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall) as an occasion to look at past and present migration movements, their consequences and the lessons learnt from history. Migration experts and participants will analyse possible effects of migration on the economic potential of a country. What are the economic, social and political consequences of migration, which benefits does it have and what are its major challenges?

Head, Country Office Vienna, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Vienna
Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Programme Manager, South Eastern Europe, Albania, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna
Regional Integration Officer, Regional Representation for Central Europe, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, Budapest
Head, Knowledge Management, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna

Dr. Katerina KRATZMANN

Head, Country Office Vienna, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Vienna

Project Coordinator Senior Researcher, University of Vienna Assistant to the Board, Cycleenergy, Vienna Head of Research, IOM, Vienna
2002
2003-2007
2008-2009
2010-2011

Dr. Rainer MÜNZ

Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Ph.D., University of Vienna Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences Lecturer, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and University of Vienna Visiting Professor, University of Bamberg , 1989 and 1997-1998 Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt am Main Lecturer, Technical University, Vienna Director, Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science Visiting Professor, University of Zurich Head, Department of Demography, Humboldt University, Berlin , 1997 Visiting Professor, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt Visiting Professor, University of Vienna Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics of Finance, Technical University, Vienna Senior Fellow, HWWI - Hamburg Institute of International Economics Senior Researcher, Erste Group Bank AG Member, Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030, European Union Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Center, Washington, D.C. Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen
1978
1979-1989
1980-1998
1986-1987
1986
1988-1989
1989-1997
1990-1992
1992
1992-2003
1995
2000-2001
2001-2002
since 2003
since 2005
2008-2010
since 2009
since 2010

Dr. Hubert NEUWIRTH

Programme Manager, South Eastern Europe, Albania, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

Election supervisor, ODIHR - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and EU Head of Field Offices in Shkodra, Koplik and Kruma, OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Presence in Albania Head, Coordination Office for Technical Cooperation, Austrian Embassy in Tirana and Skopje Programme Manager, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, ADA - Austrian Development Agency Headquarters, Vienna Head, Regional Coordination Office for Development Cooperation in Nicaragua, Austrian Embassy Mexico
since 1997
1998-2001
2002-2005
2005-2008
2008-2012

Nancy POLUTAN-TEULIERES

Regional Integration Officer, Regional Representation for Central Europe, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, Budapest

Contract Attorney, Special Counsel, Washington D.C. Associate Attorney, Wasserman, Mancini, and Chang, P.C., Washington D.C. Associate Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lusaka Associate Programme Officer, Refugee Women/Gender Equality Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Abeche Field/Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Damak Head of Field Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Pristina Regional Integration Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Budapest Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge Snr. Regional Protection Officer, a.i., United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Budapest
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2008
2008-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013

Mag. Lisa Christiane FELLHOFER

Head, Knowledge Management, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna

Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Traineeship Research Assistant, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna
 Alumni of Diplomatic Academy Vienna & University of Vienna
2008-2009
2010-2011

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

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

25.08.2014

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

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: Introduction Plenary
07:10 - 08:30 Generational Inequality Plenary
09:00 - 10:15 Inequality in Energy and Climate Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary