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Promoting Stability in Wider Europe: The Role of the EU and the OSCE

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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in englischer Sprache

Promoting stability, democracy and peace are shared values and interests of the EU and the OSCE. Do the two organisations cooperate successfully in achieving these goals when we look at the direct neighbourhood of the EU? Which role could they play in solving the Ukraine crisis? How could relations with Russia be improved in a lasting manner? Where, on the other hand, are best practice examples in peacemaking and democracy promotion in the Balkans region and which challenges are yet to be resolved?

Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia
Director General, Section II - Bilateral Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna Chair

Thomas GREMINGER

Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

1990-1991 Attaché, Swiss Embassy in Tel Aviv
1991-1992 Attaché, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Policy and Research Division
1992-1994 Diplomatic Adviser for Development Policy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Development Policy and Research Division
1994-1996 Deputy Head, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Development Policy and Research Division
1996-1998 Head, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)- Development Policy and Research Division
1999-2001 Chargé d'Affaires, Swiss Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique
Country Director, Switzerland's Development Cooperation Programme in Mozambique
2002-2004 Deputy Head, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Political Affairs Division IV, Human Security
2004-2010 Head, Ambassador, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Political Affairs Division IV, Human Security
2010-2015 Ambassador, Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council (during the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship in 2014), Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, the OSCE and the International Organizations in Vienna
2015-2017 Deputy Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
since 2017 Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Dr. Zanda KALNINA-LUKASEVICA

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia

 Dr. Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica serves as a Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia since 2014. She represents the government of Latvia at the EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings of Development Ministers and EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings of Trade Ministers. Parliamentary Secretary ensures communication of the Ministry with the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) and the European Parliament. During Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (2015) Dr. Kalnina-Lukasevica was the representative of the Council at the European Parliament plenary sessions.
 From 2011 to 2014 she served as a chairperson of the European Affairs Committee of the parliament of Latvia and a chairperson of the Innovation and Research Subcommittee, while serving also as a member of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee of the parliament of Latvia. Between 2008 and 2011 Dr. Kalnina-Lukasevica was appointed to the Strategic Analysis Commission of the President of Latvia and served as Adviser on Strategic Planning and Analysis to the President of Latvia.

Mag. Dr. iur. Alexander MARSCHIK

Director General, Section II - Bilateral Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

1989-1996 Assistant Professor, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna
1990-1998 Lecturer of International Law at the University of Vienna
1996 Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs; EU-Department
1997 First Secretary at the Austrian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
1997-1999 Head of General-Affairs-Council Unit in the EU-Division, Austrian MFA
1999-2003 Legal and Political Counsellor at the Austrian Mission to the United Nations in New York
2003-2007 Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations
2007-2011 Ambassador; Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna
2011-2015 Austrian Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union, Brussels
2015-2018 Director General for International Affairs and Political Director, Austrian MFA
since 2018 Director General for Bilateral Affairs, EU-Common Foreign Policy and Political Director, Austrian MFA

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24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:45Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary
19:45 - 20:45Promoting Stability in Wider Europe: The Role of the EU and the OSCEPlenary
20:30 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

25.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00ABGESAGT POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD 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