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07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in Europe

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Future of the EU
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Despite the success of the Notwithstanding the European Union as a peace project, an economic miracle and the author of many successful social and economic programmes, it is an institution which is increasingly questioned, and even rejected. What lessons can we draw from the common market? What direction does the EU propose in the future? Is there an alternative to EU membership for the economy?

Speakers

Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Introduction
Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen
Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris
Ambassador, British Embassy Vienna
Head, Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Vienna
Head, European Policy Coordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Chair

Martha SCHULTZ

Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1978-1983 Institute of Higher Education for Tourism, Schloss Klessheim, Salzburg
1984 Entry into the family business
1987 Chief Executive Officer, Hochzillertal GmbH, Kaltenbach
1987 Managing Director, Schultz Group, Kaltenbach
2004-2010 President, Women in the Economy, Schwaz
since 2005 Committee member, Association of Travel Agencies in Tyrol
2008-2010 Vice President, Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
2008-2011 Member of the Committee, Tyrol Tourism-Development Fund, Innsbruck
2008-2011 Member, Advisory Board for Tyrol Tourism, Innsbruck
2008-2013 President, Women in the Economy, Austrian People's Party Business Federation, Vienna
2008-2013 President, Women in the Economy, Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
since 2008 Member of Economic Parliament, Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
since 2010 Member of the Steering Committee for the Division for Tourism and the Leisure Industry, The Tyrol Economic Chamber, Innsbruck
since 2010 Deputy Chairwoman, Association of Hotels in Tyrol
since 2010 Vice President, WKO - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
2012-2015 Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES, Brussels
since 2015 President, "Women in Business", Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
since 2015 Vice President of EUROCHAMBRES, Brussels
since 2016 President of the ibw - Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft Austria, Research and Development in Vocational Education and Training,Vienna
since 2016 Vice President of Wirtschaftsbund and Vice President "Women in Business", Wirtschaftsbund, Central Office, Vienna

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen

1987 Doktor rer.soc.oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1995 Venia Docendi, Economic Policy and Public Finance, University of Vienna
1997-2001 Professor of Public Economics, University of Saarland; Director of European Institute, Economics, University of Saarland
since 2001 Professor of Public Economics and Director of FGN-HSG, University of St. Gallen
2012-2014 Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 2015 Director, Wirtschaftspolitisches Zentrum, St. Gallen

Pascal LAMY

Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris

1981-1983 Advisor, Minister of Economy and Finance, Jacques Delors, Paris
1983-1985 Deputy Head of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy's cabinet, Paris
1985-1994 Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors Cabinet, and his "sherpa" at the G-7/G-8, Brussels
1994-1999 Recovery of the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais, then Chief Executive Officer, Paris
1999-2004 Commissioner for Trade under the presidency of Romano Prodi, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2013 Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva
since 2015 Interministerial delegate for the preparation of the French candidature for the Universal Exhibition 2025
since 2016 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
since 2016 Chair of the European group of experts in charge of evaluating the impact of EU research funding

Jörg WOJAHN

Head, Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Vienna

1991-1997 Law Studies, University of Passau
1997-1998 LL.D. Studies, Public International Law, University of Kiel
1999 Dr. iur./LL.D.
1998 Legal Officer, Court of Appeal, Baden Baden
2000 Foreign Affairs Reporter, Der Standard, Vienna
2002 EU- and NATO Correspondent, Der Standard, Brussels
2004 Spokesman, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Brussels
2009 Head of Unit ff. 'Spokesman, Communication, Public Relations', European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Brussels
2010 Counsellor for Trade Affairs in the GCC, European Union Delegation for Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, Riyadh
since 2015 Head, Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Vienna

MMag. Christian MANDL

Head, European Policy Coordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1982-1987 Studies of Economic Sciences, University of Vienna
1983-1988 Studies of Legal Sciences, University of Vienna
1988-1990 International Studies, University of Vienna
1993-1994 Postgraduate Studies, Nonprofit-Management, University of Freiburg
1988-2001 Federation of Austrian Industry (IV)
1988-1992 Department for Trade and International Monetary Policy, Federation of Austrian Industry
1992-1993 Assistant to the Secretary General, Federation of Austrian Industry
1993-2001 Head, European Information Service (1995-2001 official Euro Info Centre of the European Commission)
1996-2001 Managing Director, Association "Euro Info Centre der Industriellenvereinigung"
1996-2000 Head of Department "European Integration"
2000-2001 Managing Director of the projects "EU-competition law and Austrian Competition Authority" and "Austrian Offset-Opportunities"
since 2001 Head of European Policy Coordination Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber WKÖ, Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary