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05: How We Benefit from Empowering the Young in Politics

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August-Friedrich-von Hayek-Saal
Breakout / Democracy & the Rule of Law
in englischer Sprache

Politics for and with young citizens: initiators of the most successful youth strategies in Europe will present their findings and best practice experiences. From jobs to participation, from education to self-determination: politicians throughout Europe are looking for new ways to strengthen the role of young citizens.

Head of Student Mobilisation, FFS - For our Future's Sake, London
Executive City Councillor for Education, Integration, Youth and Personnel, Vienna
Project Manager, engage.ch; Member of Management, Umbrella Association Youth Parliaments DSJ, Basel
Planning Officer, Youth, Culture and Leisure Division, City of Helsinki
Former Chair, SYP - Scottish Youth Parliament, Edinburgh

Amanda CHETWYND-COWIESON

Head of Student Mobilisation, FFS - For our Future's Sake, London

since 2012 Photographer
2012-2015 Bachelor of Arts, Photography, Falmouth University
2013-2015 Teamleader of BA Photography Mentors, Falmouth University
2013-2015 Student Ambassador, Falmouth University
2014-2015 Narrator, Eden Project
2015-2017 Students'​ Union President, Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union
2017-2018 Student Communities Coordinator, Middlesex University Students' Union
since 2018 Co-Founder and Director, For our Future's Sake, London

Mag. Jürgen CZERNOHORSZKY

Executive City Councillor for Education, Integration, Youth and Personnel, Vienna

1995-2001 Studium, Politikwissenschaften, Universität Wien
2001-2008 Studium, Soziologie, Universität Wien
2001-2015 Abgeordneter, Wiener Landtag; Mitglied, Gemeinderat, Stadt Wien
2001-2015 Stellvertretender Vorsitzender, Umweltausschuss, Wiener Gemeinderat
2009-2011 Diverse Forschungsprojekte, FAS_research, Wien
2011-2015 Bundesgeschäftsführer, Österreichischen Kinderfreunde, Wien
2015-2017 Amtsführender Präsident, Wiener Stadtschulrat, Wien
seit 2017 Amtsführender Stadtrat, Bildung,Integration, Jugend und Personal, Wien

Melanie EBERHARD

Project Manager, engage.ch; Member of Management, Umbrella Association Youth Parliaments DSJ, Basel

 Melanie Eberhard studied media and communications in her bachelor degrees and holds a master in political science. Since 2014 she works for the Federation of Swiss Youth Parliaments as a member of management and as a project leader for "engage.ch". The Federation of Swiss Youth Parliaments (Dachverband Schweizer Jugendparlamente DSJ) is the umbrella organisation of about fifty Youth Parliaments in Switzerland and the source of several projects to support political participation of young people. The biggest projects are "easyvote" and "engage.ch". easyvote provides YouTube videos and brochures in advance of ballots and elections in order to present the contents in an easy and comprehensible way to young adults. "engage.ch" is an online participation website for young people in Switzerland where they can submit their ideas for the local authorities.

Johanna LAUKKANEN

Planning Officer, Youth, Culture and Leisure Division, City of Helsinki

Suki WAN

Former Chair, SYP - Scottish Youth Parliament, Edinburgh

2015-2019 Member, Scottish Youth Parliament for Glasgow Shettleston
2016-2018 Customer Assistant, Boots UK
2017-2018 Vice Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament
2018-2019 Assistant Policy Officer, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights)
2018-2019 Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament

Political and Legal Symposia

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24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:45Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary
19:15 - 20:15Promoting Stability in Wider Europe: The Role of the EU and the OSCEPlenary
20:00 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

25.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawBreakout
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global MindsetBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Experimental Government and the Story of Basic Income in FinlandBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Demography and DemocracyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Digital Diplomacy vs Digital ColonialismBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: How We Benefit from Empowering the Young in PoliticsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Lost in Translation? The EU’s Struggle to Speak with One Voice on Foreign PolicyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Democracy BootcampBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Two Sides of the Same Coin?Partner
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019: Wake-up Call for Europe!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: Africa on the MovePlenary
16:00 - 17:30Ideology in the Courtroom: How Impartial Are Judges?Plenary
17:30 - 18:30What Can Be Done against the Climate Crisis?Plenary
18:00 - 19:30How Free Is the Press Across the EU?Plenary
19:00 - 20:00What Does the World Think? A Conversation on Fundamental Philosophical QuestionsPlenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary

26.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Emissions Trading: an Effective Way to Reduce EmissionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: When Machines Judge PeopleBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: How Free Should Trade Be? The Development of European Standards for Trade and Foreign Direct InvestmentsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 11: International Arms Trade Regulations: A Call for ActionBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 12: Does More Digital Freedom Automatically Mean Less Legal Security?Breakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 13: New Wars – New EpidemicsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 14: Human Rights Under Pressure: The Role of Ombudspersons and National Human Rights InstitutionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 15: Security through Liberty: About the Will for Public OrderBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Pathway to Sustainable Business TransformationBreakout
14:00 - 15:30‘Soft Power’ or Defence Union? Military Cooperation in the European UnionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Struggle for the Rule of Law: Is the EU Fighting a Losing Battle?Plenary
14:00 - 18:00LAW Working GroupsBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Let’s Talk!Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Freedom of Speech at Universities: What Is (Still) Acceptable?Plenary
16:30 - 17:45Liberty and Security in the Context of International RelationsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary
20:30 - 22:00Speakers’ NightPlenary

27.08.2019

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary
11:30 - 13:00Tackling Complexity: Insights from the Alpbach Learning MissionsPlenary