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12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and Fatigue

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Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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The EU’s enlargements have shaped our continent and ended decades of division. Today, all the states of the Western Balkans have a clear European perspective: Croatia has already joined the EU; Serbia has recently started accession negotiations. Austria actively supports this process. At the same time, “enlargement fatigue” has come up. We will analyse the achievements of the EU enlargement strategy and look at the challenges and possible limits of future EU enlargements. We will discuss the topics from several perspectives (political, economic and civil society) and differentiate between the points of view of (new) members and candidate countries.

Vorsitzender, IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien
Civil Society Representative, Belgrade
Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Head, European Policy Coordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Dr. Erhard BUSEK

Vorsitzender, IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien

Studium an der Universität Wien, Juridische Fakultät Parlamentssekretär im Österreichischen Nationalrat Vorsitzender des Österreichischen Bundesjugendringes Generalsekretär des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes Generalsekretär der Österreichischen Volkspartei Stadtrat in Wien Landesparteiobmann der Wiener Volkspartei Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreter und Vizebürgermeister von Wien Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung Bundesminister für Unterricht und kulturelle Angelegenheiten Vizekanzler der Republik Österreich und Bundesparteiobmann der Österreichischen Volkspartei Regierungsbeauftragter der österreichischen Bundesregierung für EU-Erweiterungsfragen Sonderkoordinator des Stabilitätspaktes für Südosteuropa Vizepräsident des Vienna Economic Forums (VEF) Berater des Außenministers der Tschechischen Regierung in Fragen des westlichen Balkans während der EU-Präsidentschaft 1. Hälfte 2009 Präsident des Europäischen Forums Alpbach Vorsitzender der ERSTE Stiftung Vorsitzender des Instituts für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM) Koordinator der Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI) Präsident des Vienna Economic Forums (VEF) Vorsitzender des Universitätsrates, Medizinische Universität Wien Jean Monnet Chair ad personam Präsident des Herbert-Batliner-Europainstituts
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M.Sc. Andjela POPOVIC

Civil Society Representative, Belgrade

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Array Martha SCHULTZ

Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

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MMag. Christian MANDL

Head, European Policy Coordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

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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