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13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in Austria

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Future of the EU
english language

The challenges of integrating women are rarely the subject of public attention compared to those regarding men. What does it take to overcome old constraints and take advantage of the opportunities in Austria and Europe, contrary to traditional gender roles and patriarchal family structures?

Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Seyran Ates; Managing Director, Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee GmbH, Berlin
Interpreter, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna
Founder and President, Forum for a progressive Islam, Zurich
Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
Self-employed, Graz

Array Seyran ATES

Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Seyran Ates; Managing Director, Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee GmbH, Berlin

Law Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Interruption 1984-1990) Traineeship, Court of Appeal, Berlin Self-employed Lawyer, Berlin Author, Berlin Freelance Writer, Berlin Independent Lawyer; Author, Berlin Author, Berlin Managing Director, Fimas Finanzmanagement GmbH & Co KG, Berlin Managing Director, Hausverwaltung SOWA-CASA GmbH, Berlin Lawyer, Berlin
1983-1995
1995-1997
1997-2006
since 2003
2006-2007
2007-2009
since 2009
2009-2011
2011
since 2010

MBA, BA Farnaz BEIKZADEH-ABBASI

Interpreter, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna

Bachelor of Arts, German Language, Islamic Azad University, Teheran Expeditions Leader; Head of Department, Ecotour Iran, Teheran Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project, SGP - Small Grants Programme; UNDP - Unites Nations Development Programme, United Nations, Teheran; Tabas; Yazd Master of Business Administration, Human Resources, University of Teheran, Teheran; Kish Yoga Teacher; Co-Founder, Dana Yoga Center, Vienna; Teheran; Kish Health Teacher, UKI - Unterstützungskomitee zur Integration von Migrationen, Vienna
2000-2004
2004-2007
2006-2009
2007-2010
since 2008
2014-2016

Lic. phil. I Saida KELLER-MESSAHLI

Founder and President, Forum for a progressive Islam, Zurich

 French linguistics and literature, english literature, science of film, University of Zurich
 International observer, city of Hebron (Westbank), Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bern
 Fimfestivals Visions du Réèl, Nyon
 Swiss Culture Foundation 'Pro Helvetia', Zurich
 High school teacher, French

Dr. Karin KNEISSL

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

 On 18 December 2017, Dr Karin Kneissl was appointed Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria. Karin Kneissl was born in 1965 in Vienna. She studied law and Arab studies at the University of Vienna. She also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Amman, the University of Urbino and was a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Karin Kneissl is also a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris. From 1990 to 1998 Karin Kneissl held a number of posts in the Austrian diplomatic service, including in the cabinet of then foreign minister Dr Alois Mock, in the Office of International Law and at the Austrian embassies in Paris and Madrid.
 Since 1998 Karin Kneissl has worked as an independent lecturer in the areas of international law, Middle Eastern history and the energy market at various universities, including the University of Vienna; the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna; the European Business School in the Rheingau, Germany; the International Centre for Human Sciences in Byblos, Lebanon; Saint-Joseph University in Beirut; as well as at the Austrian Armed Forces National Defence Academy, Vienna and Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria. Karin Kneissl has also worked since 1998 as an independent commentator and correspondent for numerous German and English-speaking print media, as well as for the Austrian state broadcaster ORF. She has authored a large number of books and publications. Karin Kneissl is co-founder and vice president of Whistleblowing Austria as well as vice president of the Society for Politico-Strategic Studies, STRATEG. She has worked in local politics in her home community of Seibersdorf and plays an active role in numerous non-profit organisations in Austria and Lebanon. Karin Kneissl speaks various foreign languages: Arabic, English, French, Hebrew (basic), Italian, Hungarian (basic) and Spanish.

Mag. Nalan GÜNDÜZ

Self-employed, Graz

Part time lawyer, Law office Mag. Britta Schönhart, Vienna Presenter, Information modules at "Start Wien"City of Vienna, Vienna Lawyer and project manager, Verein Fair und Sensibel - Polizei und AfrikanerInnen, Vienna Desk officer, Department Integration Coordination Federal Ministry of Interior, Vienna Integration Representative, Austrian Embassy Ankara, Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Ankara Deputy head of department, Styria Integration Center, Austrian Integration Fund, Graz
2008-2009
2009-2010
2009-2011
2011-2012
2013-2016
2016-2017

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary