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Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna
President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Dr. Heinz FISCHER

Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna

 Dr. Heinz Fischer has had an extensive career as a senior representative and policy maker of the Republic of Austria. As Federal Minister of Science and Research and speaker of the Austrian National Assembly for more than 12 years, he was involved extensively in supporting and advancing the country´s scientific, social and cultural development. In 2004 he was elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria. After more than 40 Years in public office and two terms as Federal President he retired in 2016.
 He was proclaimed Chairman of the Council for the Commemorative Year 2018 by the Federal Government of Austria as well as Co-Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

Ivo JOSIPOVIC

President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb

Graduation from Faculty of Law, Zagreb Masters degree in Criminal Procedure Law Doctor's degree
1980
1985
  Graduate in Composition from the Zagreb Music Academy
1994
 
 Prior to his election to the office of the President, Josipović was a university professor, a member of the Croatian Parliament and a composer. He taught Criminal Procedure Law, International Penal Law and Misdemeanour Law. At the Zagreb Music Academy he taught Harmony. He has composed some 50 compositions for different ensembles.
 He has collaborated with a host of Croatian and foreign state, scholarly, university and artistic institutions. As a legal expert he took part in the UN PrepCom for the establishment of the International Criminal Court as well as at the Rome Diplomatic Conference. He was an associate-expert of the Council of Europe for monitoring prison systems in a number of countries. As a legal expert he drafted or co-drafted a number of Croatian legislative bills. He represented Croatia before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). He represented Croatia before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He participated in a number of international projects, and as an expert of the Council of Europe, he participated in the evaluation of prisons in Ukraine, Mongolia and Azerbaijan.
 He won the Presidential elections on 10 January 2010 and took his oath of office as President of the Republic of Croatia on 18 February 2010.
 Mitgliedschaften/Memberships
 For a number of years, President Josipović was Director of one of the largest festivals of contemporary music, Music Biennale Zagreb, and Secretary-General of the Croatian Composers' Society.
 He is a member of a number of legal and artistic associations both at home and abroad, inter alia, the World Academy of Art and Science, Hrvatski pravni centar [Croatian Law Centre], Hrvatsko drustvo za europsko pravo [Croatian Society for European Law], Hrvatsko udruzenje za kaznene znanosti i praksu [Croatian Association for Penal Science and Practice].

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
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2014-2015
since 2012

Political Symposium

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26.08.2012

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The Future of European Integration Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Immigration Country Seeks Immigration Policy Plenary

27.08.2012

07:30 - 09:00 Rio + 20 – The Future of our Environment Plenary
09:30 - 11:00 Feeding Future Generations Plenary
13:00 - 14:30 Development Policy – Creative Industries Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 European Security in the 21st Century Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Social Media, Mobilisation and Political Participation Plenary

28.08.2012

07:00 - 08:30 Arab Spring: A Revolution of Expectations Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 The Future of the Young in Europe: Alpbach Expectations Plenary
10:20 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary