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Security Radar 2019: Wake-up Call for Europe!

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Alphof Seminarraum
Partner / The EU and its Partners
in englischer Sprache

The citizens of Europe do not rule out the possibility of war. This is the result of the “Security Radar 2019: Wake-up Call for Europe!” conducted in seven European states. What does this result mean for an EU in crisis? What kind of challenges arise from this extensive study on European security policy?

Head of Office, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna Welcome
Research Associate, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna
Director General, Section II - Bilateral Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
Research Associate, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna
Diplomatic Correspondent and Freelance Journalist, Vienna Chair

Dr. Reinhard J. KRUMM

Head of Office, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna

 Dr. Reinhard Krumm, born in Hamburg, Germany, got his MA in Russian History from the University of Hamburg in 1989, and his PhD from Regensburg University, Germany in 2003, where he is a lecturer on Russian History since 2008. He holds an honoree professorship from the department of Political Science at Moscow State University. From 1991 to 1998 he worked as a journalist in the former Soviet Union, being the Moscow correspondent of Der Spiegel magazine from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 2002, serving as the Head of the Regional Central Asian office in Tashkent/Uzbekistan from 2003 to 2007, as the Head of the Russian office in Moscow from 2007 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2016 as the Head of the Department of Central and Eastern Europe in Berlin. Currently he is heading the newly established FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, based in Vienna.

Alexandra DIENES

Research Associate, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna

Mag. Dr. iur. Alexander MARSCHIK

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

Simon WEIß

Research Associate, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna

 Simon Weiß, born in Zelinograd (Astana)/Kazakhstan. Studied political science and sociology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. Between 2011-2015 he taught international relations and Russian foreign policy and was a research associate at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Heidelberg. As a research associate and project coordinator at FES ROCPE, he focuses on security and defence policy aspects in the region and on questions of arms control in Europe.

M.Sc. Stephanie LIECHTENSTEIN

Diplomatic Correspondent and Freelance Journalist, Vienna

2003-2005 Junior Mission Programme Officer, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Conflict Prevention Center. Vienna
2005-2008 Senior Political and Administrative Assistant, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Office of the Secretary General, Vienna
2009-2011 Independent consultant and researcher on foreign and security policy, e.g. International Peace Institute (IPI) in Vienna, and the Institute for European Integration, University of Vienna
since 2012 Web Editor-in-Chief of the Security and Human Rights Monitor
since 2012 Freelance journalist with a focus on multilateral organisations and diplomacy, foreign and security policy, the EU, the UN Organisations in Vienna, East-West relations, and Austrian politics

Political and Legal Symposia

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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