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Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are Written

Hotel Alphof
Partner / Discussion
in deutscher Sprache

Is coming from a migration background incompatible with success in Austria? What is Austria really good at? What are the necessary ingredients for an international career and what can Austria learn from the labour markets of other countries? Join in the conversation!

Late Night Session with Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz in German language.

Participation is subject to prior registration. Please contact for further information.

Journalist, Die Presse; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna
Olympic Speed Ice Skater; Director, Experts on Speed; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna
Managing Director, AH Pumpstorage GmbH; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna
Team Leader, Integration Programme, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna Chair


Journalist, Die Presse; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna

 Köksal Baltaci arbeitet seit 2011 als Innenpolitik- und Chronikredakteur bei der Tageszeitung "Die Presse" in Wien. Er wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, darunter dem Journalistenpreis Integration, dem Prälat-Ungar-Journalistenpreis, dem CNN Investigate Award sowie dem Preis der Wiener und der Österreichischen Ärztekammer. 2013 wurde er zum "Journalist des Jahres" gewählt. Gesellschaftspolitische Themen rund um Integration und Migration gehören zu seinen Schwerpunkt. Ende 2017 verbrachte er mehrere Monate in den USA und arbeitete dort bei "USA Today" in Washington D.C.

MMag. Dr. Kazim YILMAZ

Managing Director, AH Pumpstorage GmbH; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna

2008-2013 Attorney/Junior Partner, Schönherr, Vienna/Istanbul
2010-2013 Counsel of Trust of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul
2013-2014 Legal Counsel, Andritz Group, Vienna
since 2014 Managing Director of AH PUMPSTORAGE GMBH, Vienna
Attorney at Law, MMag. Dr. Kazim Yilmaz, Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable


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


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


07:00 - 07:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
07:10 - 08:30Generational InequalityPlenary
09:00 - 10:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
10:15 - 10:30Closing RemarksPlenary