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Partner Session 04: The Limits of the Welfare State – Charity as a Solution

Hotel Böglerhof
Partner / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

The limits of financing the welfare state are being debated everywhere. Apparent problems can also be seen as challenges and positive trends can be identified: charities. They are contributing increasingly more to tackling the large challenges in the areas of welfare, health, education, the environment and culture. What is still missing is increased funding of this potential by the state without giving up responsibility to the private sector. How does a cooperation between state institutions and charitable organisations to solve problems in a socially just way look like?

Chief Executive Officer, Ingrid Hamm Consultants, Stuttgart; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Perspectives Initiative gUG, Berlin
Chief Executive Officer, Vinzenz Gruppe Krankenhausbeteiligungs- und Management GmbH, Vienna
Leiter. Grundlagenabteilung, GPA-djp, Wien
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna
Foundress and Chief Executive Officer, Katharina Turnauer Privatstiftung, Vienna
Trend Researcher and Author, Zukunftsinstitut Austria GmbH, Vienna Chair

Dr. Ingrid HAMM

Chief Executive Officer, Ingrid Hamm Consultants, Stuttgart; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Perspectives Initiative gUG, Berlin

 Economics, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg
 Dissertation Dr. rer. pol.
1981-1988 Research Associate, Social Sciences Research Centre, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg
1988-1994 Consultant, Media Education and Media Research, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh
1994 Head of Communication and Media Research Unit, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh
1994-2000 Head of Media Division, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh
2000-2003 Member of the Management Board, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh
2002-2003 Head of the Section Foreign Countries, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh
2003-2015 Chief Executive Officer, Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart
since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Ingrid Hamm Consultants, Stuttgart
since 2016 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Perspectives Initiative gUG, Berlin

Dr. Michael HEINISCH

Chief Executive Officer, Vinzenz Gruppe Krankenhausbeteiligungs- und Management GmbH, Vienna

 Studium, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Dissertation bei Prof. R. Eschenbach
 Leitender Berater, Malik Management Zentrum, St. Gallen
 Leitung, Beteiligungsmanagement/Beteiligungscontrolling, VATECH Transmission & Distribution
 Lektor, Studiengang Finanz-, Rechnungs- und Steuerwesen, Fachhochschule Wien
seit 2001 Vorsitzender Geschäftsleitung und Geschäftsführer, Vinzenz Gruppe Krankenhausbeteiligungs- und Management GmbH
seit 2005 Lektor, MBA-Studiengang Health Care Management, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 2011 Lektor, MBA-Universitätslehrgang Health Care Management, Donau Universität Krems


Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna

1990-1991 Bankausbildung, Creditanstalt Bankverein, Wien
1992-1997 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, WU - Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1997-2013 Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien
2004-2013 Leiter der Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien
2011-2013 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse", Wien
seit 2013 Direktor, Agenda Austria, Wien

Mag. Katharina TURNAUER

Foundress and Chief Executive Officer, Katharina Turnauer Privatstiftung, Vienna

1987-1995 Leitende Assistentin bei Bischof Paul Hnilica SJ u.a. für die Eröffnung der Häuser von Mutter Teresa im ehemaligen Osteuropa
1991-1995 Studium, Theologie, Master-Thesis bei Dr. John Navone SJ, Päpstliche Universität Gregoriana, Rom
1995-2000 Client Advisory, Christie's, London
2000-2005 Selbstständige Kunstberaterin
2005-2009 Vermögensverwaltung, ILAG
seit 2009 Stifterin und Präsidentin, Katharina Turnauer Privatstiftung
seit 2010 Präsidentin, Sinnstifter
seit 2014 Vize-Präsidentin, Verband für gemeinnütziges Stiften

Mag. Christiane VARGA

Trend Researcher and Author, Zukunftsinstitut Austria GmbH, Vienna

2005-2010 Studium, Soziologie und Germanistik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2010-2012 Chefredaktion, Living Culture KG
seit 2012 Autorin, Zukunftsinstitut Österreich GmbH

Health Symposium

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15:00 - 15:45OpeningPlenary
15:45 - 17:00Health Policy between the Nanny State and NeoliberalismPlenary
18:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial
18:30 - 19:30Young Talents – Crazy LadyCulture


07:00 - 08:30Two-tier Medicine – An Insidious Inequality?Plenary
09:00 - 09:45The Social Determinants of our HealthPlenary
09:45 - 10:30Health Care Pioneers against Inequality – Introduction to the Themes and Players in the Breakout SessionsPlenary
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.01: HomelessStreetwork – Unbureaucratic Medical Provision for the HomelessBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.02: HPSS – Health Promoting Secondary Schools in IcelandBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.03: AmberMed – Medical Help for the UninsuredBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.04: Doctors for a Healthy Environment: Environmental Justice and PreventionBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.05: Health-E-Net – Remote Medical Second Opinions as a Tool for Equity in Access to HealthcareBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.06: Healthacross in Practice – Cross-border Access to the Healthcare Systems in Lower Austria and South BohemiaBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.07: Niko-TeenBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.08: SALTO – SALzburg Together against ObesityBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.09: LIGA – The Voice for Child and Youth Health in AustriaBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session I.10: Community Clinic Volunteers Fighting Austerity Measures Causing Deaths of Patients in GreeceBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.01: What Do I Have?Breakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.02: IT-based Medical Care for Chronic Illnesses for Large Population SegmentsBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.03: MyMind – Accessible, Preventative Mental Health Care for AllBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.04: Refugee Open Ware – Rapid and Low-Cost Prosthetics for War-Wounded RefugeesBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.05: Video Interpreting in the Health Care SystemBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.06: Esperity – Connecting Cancer Patients and Improving Their Quality of LifeBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.07: Open Innovation in Science – Crowd Sourcing in Health ResearchBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session II.08: Pathways for Change: An Engagement Journey with IntentionBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Brekout Session II.09: How a Community Participates in Deciding the Health Care it WantsBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session III.01: Transcultural Outpatient Clinic for Children and Young People at the University Clinic Hamburg EppendorfBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session III.02: We Accompany Health – For Female Migrants with Low Socio-Economic StatusBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session III.03: Hemayat – Care of Torture and War SurvivorsBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session III.04: projektXchange – Exchange Turns Strangers into FriendsBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session III.05: MiMi – With Migrants for MigrantsBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.01: “I Wasn’t Prepared for That” – The Voice for Family CarersBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.02: Child Hospice Network – Support for Terminally Ill Children and their FamiliesBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.03: Early State of the Art Autism Therapy for Better Chances of Development and InclusionBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.04: Ethics at the Sick Bed – We Reach Difficult Decisions TogetherBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.05: The Globalisation of Care – Ageing in the PhilippinesBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.06: Holistic Care for the Dying in Rural AreasBreakout
12:00 - 15:00Breakout Session IV.07: Down Syndrome Albania FoundationBreakout
15:30 - 18:00Reception on the HillSocial


02:30 - 06:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
07:00 - 08:45Ideas against Inequality – Presentation of the Findings of the Breakout SessionsPlenary
09:15 - 10:50Tackling Health Inequality in the European UnionPlenary
10:50 - 11:00Summarising RemarksPlenary
11:15 - 12:45Health Talk: Throw-away Society – Who is Responsible?Social
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 01: Primary Health Care – Daring to Change or Just More of the Same?Partner
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 02: Equality of Opportunity in Healthcare – Tyrol vs. Vienna.Partner
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 03: Healthcare Hotline – 24 Hours of Effective HelpPartner
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 04: The Limits of the Welfare State – Charity as a SolutionPartner
15:30 - 17:00Generation Couch Potato – Alternatives to Finger-WaggingSocial
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 05: Health Care in Danger – Violence Against Health Care Workers Must EndPartner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 06: The Helping Hand – Changing Roles of Health Professionals in a Modern Healthcare SystemPartner