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11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence Policy

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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We will analyse the main security challenges at Europe’s periphery. In particular, current security developments confront the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union with new challenges. Current hotspots, such as the civil war in Syria, or major political changes, such as those in the Arab world, show that we need to rethink security. Since regional conflicts and political crises do not stop at the gates of Europe, they constitute a major challenge for political leaders.

Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna
Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Director, Strategia Worldwide Ltd., Whitchurch
Independent Consultant and Strategic Advisor, Antwerp
Head, Office of the Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Dr. Vedran DZIHIC

Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna

Study of Political Sciences, Communication Sciences, History, University of Vienna M.A., University of Vienna Researcher. UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Vienna Teaching assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna Consultant, United Nations Organization, lectures on various UN-topics, United Nations Office in Vienna Researcher, Office for Science of the City of Vienna; Holder, Forschungsstipendium der Stadt Wien Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna Leading Researcher, project "Reporting of Western Print Media about the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina", founded by the Austrian National Bank, Vienna Researcher, Project of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) conducted within the NODE-framwork (Perspectives of the EU-Enlargement for the Western Balkans), Vienna Various lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Media Activities in the USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Sweden, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, China Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna Lecturer on Western Balkans and European Integration at the postgraduate MA-studies "Balkan-Studies" Research Analyst, Association Bosnia-Herzegovina 2005 Project Leader and Senior Researcher, Project Design and Management, Coordination of Public activities in Austria, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia; Title of the Project: Imaginations of Europe, Comparing Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, New Orientations for Democracy in Europe (NODE), Vienna Director, Austrian Office of the Center for European Integration Strategies (CEIS) Ph.D., University of Vienna Senior Researcher and Co-Chief of Party, Project: Transformation and Democratization of the Balkans Establisment and Co-Leading of the "Kosovo-Study-Group" dealing with the EU-performance in Kosovo and the Western Balkans Austrian Marshall Plan Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Co-Chief of Party - Research Project "Demokratie in sozial unsicheren Räumen. Zum Zusammenhang zwischen Migration und Demokratie in Serbien" (together with Prof. Dieter Segert and Prof. Heinz Fassmann) Non-Resident Senior Fellow, CTR, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Affiliated Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP)
1995-1999
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  Lecturer, Department of Slavic Studies, University of Vienna
since 2006
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  Co-Chief of Party, Project: Europäisierung von Bosnien-Herzegovina, Kroatien und Serbien. Interne Voraussetzungen und Folgen eines (Nicht)EU-Beitritts
  Coordination of the Research Platform "POTREBA" (www.univie.ac.at/potreba)
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Richard SHIRREFF

Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Director, Strategia Worldwide Ltd., Whitchurch

Various junior and mid-level command and staff posts Command, The King s Royal Hussars Colonel Army Plans, Ministry of Defence Commander, 7th Armoured Brigade Principal Staff Officer, Chief of Defence Chief of Staff, Land Command Commander, 3rd (UK) Division Commander, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
1978-1994
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Dr. Joris VAN BLADEL

Independent Consultant and Strategic Advisor, Antwerp

MA in Military and Social Sciences, Royal Military Academy, Brussels Spec Ops Officer in the Belgian Armed Forces MA in East European languages and cultures, Slavic studies, State University of Gent Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Royal Military Academy Associate of the interim team of Mr. Chris Donnelly, special advisor to the Secretary General for Central and Eastern European Affairs at NATO Doctor in the Arts, State University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Visiting Scholar, CREES - Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto Guest lecturer, Department of History, State University Gent Guest Researcher, Silk Road Program, Eurasian Department, Uppsala University Guest Researcher, Faculty of Humanities, Department of European Studies (History, Archeology and Region Studies), University of Amsterdam Guest Researcher, Research Division Russian Federation/CIS, SWP - Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
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Michael DOCZY

Head, Office of the Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Assistant to the European Correspondent and to the Political Director, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna Deputy Representative of Austria, Political and Security Committee; Representative, Politico-Military Group (and chair of this group in 2006), Brussels Senior Adviser to the Director of the Policy Unit of the High Representative, General Secretariat of the Council, Brussels Member, Establishment Team of the EEAS
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2010

Political Symposium

show timetable

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