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The Struggle for the Rule of Law: Is the EU Fighting a Losing Battle?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Democracy & the Rule of Law
German and English language

How efficient and practical are the tools of EU legislation for implementing the rule of law in member states? What legal and political measures are needed to guarantee European standards over the long term in those member states that are currently in the grey zone between democracy and autocracy or where corruption is endemic?

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, Princeton/NY Key Note
Professor and Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law, European University Institute, Florence
President, Austrian Bar, Vienna

Ph.D. Kim Lane SCHEPPELE

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, Princeton/NY

Array Gabor HALMAI

Professor and Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law, European University Institute, Florence

Dr. Rupert WOLFF

President, Austrian Bar, Vienna

 Dr. Wolff ist seit 1987 als Rechtsanwalt in der Anwaltskanzlei Wolff, Wolff & Wolff in Salzburg tätig. Er war von 1992 - 2009 Delegationsmitglied der österreichischen Delegation zum CCBE. Im Jahr 2001 übte Dr. Wolff die Funktion des Präsidenten des CCBE aus. Seit 2002 war er Vizepräsident des Österreichischen Rechtsanwaltskammertages (Wiederwahl 2005 und 2008), dessen Präsident er seit 24.09.2011 (Wiederwahl 2014) ist.

Political and Legal Symposium

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24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:30Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary

25.08.2019

09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawPartner
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
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 IncomeBreakout
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: to be announcedBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019 Ein Weckruf für Europa!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: How Can Africa and Europe Work Together?Plenary
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
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary

26.08.-26.08.2018

Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner

26.08.2019

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: to be announcedBreakout
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
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 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Civil Society in Times of UpheavalPartner
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
18:00 - 19:00How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial

27.08.2019

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary