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The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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How can we cope with problems such as youth unemployment and the apparent rise of nationalistic sentiments all across Europe? How can we promote political participation and progress? Which framework conditions and individual attitudes are necessary?

Member of Parliament, Vienna
Member of Parliament, Vienna
President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dark Horse GmbH, Berlin
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Copywriter, Pool CP, Madrid
Co-Founder, Brainomix Ltd; Co-Founder, Green Systems Ltd, Athens
Project Manager of European & National Projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO, Messolonghi
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Dipl.-Ing. Niki BERLAKOVICH

Member of Parliament, Vienna

Graduation, branch of study: agriculture, plant production, Studies at Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Live Sciences Delegate to the Provincial Parliament of Burgenland Deputy Head of the Provincial parliamentary group of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Burgenland General Manager of the Provincial ÖVP group Head of the parliamentary fraction of the ÖVP's Provincial parliamentary group Member of the Provincial Government of Burgenland Member of the Chief Executive Department of the Austrian Farmers' Federation - Federal Secretary Head of the Farmers' Federation of the Province of Burgenland Agriculture and Environment Minister of the Republic of Austria
1985
1991-2005
since 1991
1998-2000
2002-2005
2005-2008
since 2005
since 2006
2008-2013

Mag. Dr. Maria FEKTER

Member of Parliament, Vienna

Mag. rer. soc. oec.: Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Dr. jur.: Studium der Rechte an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Eintritt in den elterlichen Betrieb (Firma Niederndorfer & Co., Kieswerke-Transportbeton) Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin Zurücklegung der Gesellschaftsanteile aufgrund Bestellung zur Staatssekretärin für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten Wiederaufnahme der Geschäftsführertätigkeit Austritt aus der Geschäftsführung Mitglied des Fachverbandsausschusses der Stein und der Keramischen Industrie in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Mitglied des Gemeinderates von Attnang-Puchheim Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat Stadtparteiobfrau der ÖVP Attnang-Puchheim Mitglied des Präsidiums des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes Mitglied der Wirtschaftskommission der Europäischen Frauenunion Landesparteiobmann-Stellvertreterin der ÖVP Oberösterreich Mitglied des Fachverbandsausschusses der Stein und der Keramischen Industrie in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Vorsitzende der Wirtschaftskommission der Europäischen Frauenunion Landesvorsitzende der Europäischen Frauenunion (National Sektion Austria) Mitglied des Präsidiums des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes ÖVP-Bundesparteiobmann-Stellvertreterin Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat Vorsitzende des Justizausschusses Staatssekretärin im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten Volksanwältin (u.a. zuständig für Steuern, Justizverwaltung und Gemeindeangelegenheiten) Bundesministerin für Inneres
 Hochschulausbildung
1982
 
 Unternehmerische Laufbahn
1979
1982
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1991
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2007
 
 Politische Laufbahn
2003-2007
1986-1990
1990
1990-1996
1990-1995
1994-2007
1995-2007
2003-2007
2002-2007
seit 2007
seit 2008
 
 Parlamentarische Funktionen
seit 2008
1994-2007
 
 Regierungsfunktionen
1995-2007
1990-1994
2007-2008
2008-2011

Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

Betriebsrat (von 1982-1987 freigestellt) Stv. Vorsitzender des Arbeiterbetriebsrates Bildungsreferent der Bezirksleitung Wien-Südwest der Gewerkschaft Metall-Bergbau-Energie (GMBE) Sekretär der GMBE Stv. Zentralsekretär der GMBE, Finanzreferat Zentralsekretär der GMBE Gewerkschaft Metall-Textil (GMT) Leitender Sekretär des ÖGB für Finanzen Vorsitzender der Gewerkschaft Metall-Textil-Nahrung (GMTN) Mitglied im Vorstand, ÖGB
1979-1987
1985-1987
1984-1987
1987-1988
1988-1992
1992-2006
seit 2000
2006
2006-2008
seit 2007
 seit 2009 Gewählter Präsident, ÖGB

Mag. Monika FRECH

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dark Horse GmbH, Berlin

Erasmus, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze Fulbright exchange student, University of Minnesota HPI school of Design Thinking, Potsdam Self-organized, social innovation project to teach creative confidence to students and teachers, Ladakh (region in the Indian Himalaya) Graduation in North America Studies, additional courses in political science, sociology, communications, Freie Universität Berlin
2005-2006
2007-2008
2008-2009
2012
2012

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Founding Chairman, European Youth Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) President, European SME Union Honorary President, Eurochambres
1966
1973
1990-2000
1995-2000
2001-2005
2005-2009
since 2006
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University

María LILLO FELIS

Copywriter, Pool CP, Madrid

Erasmus, University of Vienna Degree, University of Valencia Fellowship for literary creation from the Antonio Gala Foundation for young artists, Córdoba Co-Editor, Los Libros del Cormorán, Madrid
2008-2009
2005-2010
2010-2011
2012-2013

MEng. Michael PRINTZOS

Co-Founder, Brainomix Ltd; Co-Founder, Green Systems Ltd, Athens

Director, Ini-Novation, Singapore Partner, High-Tech Business Incubator, Athens Sales Manager, Prooptiki-Holdings, Athens Co-Founder, Green Systems Ltd, Athens
2007
2005-2009
2009-2010
since 2009

MBA Theodora TOLI

Project Manager of European & National Projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO, Messolonghi

Marketing & Communications Assistant, Aifantis S.A., Agrinio Project Manager of European & National projects, ANAIT Development Agency S.A. LGO Messolonghi Administrative employee, Prefecture of Etoloakarnania, Messolonghi Hotel Receptionist, Sunsail Club Vounaki S.A., Paleros Vonitsis Call agent, Fa.Metal Valor Deutschland GmbH, Saarbruecken
2006-2007
2007-2008
2009-2011
2011
2011

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

19.08.2013

12:30 - 12:45 Opening Plenary
12:45 - 14:30 European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk? Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 The European Union’s Future Role in a Global Economy Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 “Foreign” by Miriam Fassbender Plenary

20.08.2013

07:00 - 08:30 Europe in the Media Plenary
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and Growth Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis – “More Europes” or “More Europe”? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EU Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 01a: The European Union – With or Without Me? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and Innovation Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 01b: The European Union – With or Without Me? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 11: Changing Values – Focus on Incentives Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic Partners Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies – A Bridge so Near? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation Policy Breakout

21.08.2013

07:30 - 11:00 The EU’s WMD strategy – Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes? Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective Plenary
10:30 - 10:35 Closing Plenary