to Content
Header Image

21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?

-
Hauptschule
Breakout / Future of the EU
english language

For decades, the advance of Western liberalism and democracy has been taken for granted. In times of rising illiberal forces and populism, have people stopped believing in the need to improve and to defend democracy? In which ways are citizens rethinking the way we “do” democracy and get people to engage? What do they teach us in order to reinvigorate democracy elsewhere?

Initiator, Citizens for Democracy - Österreich entscheidet, Vienna
Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, City of Barcelona
Deputy Director for Communications, Momentum Mozgalom, Budapest
Director, Research Unit "Democracy and Democratization", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna; Head and Professor, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg

Array Hermann ARNOLD

Initiator, Citizens for Democracy - Österreich entscheidet, Vienna

lic.oec.HSG(MBA), Strategy and Organisation, Universität St.Gallen - Hochscule für Wirtschafts-, Rechts- und Sozialwissenschaften Co-founder and Chairman, START - The HSG-Forum for Entrepreneurship Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, b-to-v Prtners AG Co-founder, Chairman & Encourager, Haufe-umantis AG, St.Gallen Founding Member, neos - Das neue Österreich, Vienna Founding Member and President, IT SG rocks, St.Gallen Chairman, Investor, VIU VENTURES AG, Zurich Co-founder, Chairman, JOSEPH’S Toiletries, Zürich/Los Angeles Member of the Board, energy factory St.Gallen AG Advisor of the Board, IPM AG, Zürich
1993-1998
1996-2000
2000-2002
since 2001
2011-2013
2012-2017
2013-2016
2013-2016
2013-2016
2014-2016

Ph.D. Francesca BRIA

Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, City of Barcelona

PhD Researcher and Teaching Associate, Imperial College Business School, London Teaching Associate, London Business School Senior Advisor and Senior Project Lead, Nesta Innovation Lab, London
2009-2013
2011-2012
2012-2015

Array Miklos HAJNAL

Deputy Director for Communications, Momentum Mozgalom, Budapest

Co-founder, LiteUp Bachelor’s Degree, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford Summer Intern, GPPi - Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin Research Assistant, School of Public Policy, CEU - Central European University, Budapest
2014-2015
2014-2017
2015
2015-2016

Dr. Wolfgang MERKEL

Director, Research Unit "Democracy and Democratization", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin

Professor of Political Science/Comparative Governance (C3), University of Mainz Professor of Political Science (C4), University of Heidelberg Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin
1994
1998
2007
 Director of the research unit "Democracy and Democratization" at the WZB - Berlin Social Science Center
 Director of the Research Unit Democracy and Democratization
 Head of the Bridging Project Against Elites, Against Outsiders: Sources of Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique, and Right-Wing Populism
 Head of the Center for Global Constitutionalism
 Head of the Bridging Project The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism

M.Sc. Philippe NARVAL

Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Scholarship holder/Student, Lester B. Pearson United World College, Victoria National Service/Gedenkdienst, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem Community Service Coordinator, American International School, Cochabamba BA, King's College, London Exchange Year, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte Exhibition Coordinator, Künstlerhaus Wien Programme Manager, Concordia, Chisinau Programme Officer, Light for the World, Vienna MSc, University of Oxford
1994-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-2003
2000-2001
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2010
2010-2011

Dr. Sonja PUNTSCHER RIEKMANN

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna; Head and Professor, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg

Studium der Germanistik, Romanistik und Philosophie, Universität Wien Promotion zum Dr.phil. (Dissertation: "Mozart. Ein bürgerlicher Künstler") Freiberufliche Arbeit als Übersetzerin aus dem Italienischen Scholarin am Institut für Höhere Studien, Abteilung Politikwissenschaft, Wien Post-Graduate-Diplom der Politikwissenschaft Projektarbeit als freiberufliche Politikwissenschaftlerin, Publizistin und Übersetzerin Generalsekretärin der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft Wissenschaftliche Referentin in der Grünen Parlamentsfraktion für die Bereiche Wissenschafts-, Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik Programmkoordinatorin der Grünen und Koautorin der Grünen Leitlinien zu Ökologie-, Sozial- und Demokratiepolitik Mitglied des Bundesvorstandes der Grünen Projektarbeit am Institut für Konfliktforschung, Wien Universitätsdozentin, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universitäten Wien und Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Visitor im Rahmen des International Visitor Program (USIA) der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika Austrian Research Fellow am European Centre for Coordination and Documentation in Social Sciences (Vienna Centre) mit dem Schwerpunkt "Umweltpolitik in West- und Osteuropa" Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Europäischen Zentrum für Wohlfahrtspolitik und Sozialforschung Redakteurin des Journals für Sozialforschung Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat der Grünen Fraktion Arbeit an der Habilitationsschrift (Thema "Die Neuordnung Europas. Das Dispositiv der Integration") Forschungsaufenthalt am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Köln Habilitierung an der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck zur Dozentin für Politikwissenschaft/1998 Mitglied der Jury zur Evaluierung der Projekte des TSER-Programmes der Europäischen Kommission (IV. Rahmenprogramm, Second Call) Mitglied der Hörer- und Sehervertretung des Österreichischen Rundfunks Vorsitzende der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft Lektorin an der Österreichischen Verwaltungsakademie Stv. Vorsitzende des Universitätsbeirates der Universität Innsbruck Leiterin der IWE, Forschungsstelle für institutionellen Wandel und europäische Integration der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Direktorin des EIF, Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (zuvor Forschungsstelle für institutionellen Wandel und europäische Integration) Präsidentin des sozialwissenschaftlichen Panels zur Verleihung des René Descartes Preises der Europäischen Kommission Mitglied des ORF-Kuratoriums Gastprofessorin am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Lehrstuhl für die vergleichende Analyse politischer Systeme Universitätsprofessorin für Politische Theorie unter Berücksichtigung der Europäischen Politik an der Universität Salzburg Vizerektorin der Universität Salzburg
1973-1980
1981
1980-1982
1982-1984
1984
1985-1986
1986-1987
1987-1989
1989-1990
1989-1992
1990
1990-2002
1991
1991-1993
1993-1994
1993-1995
1994
1991-1996
1996
1997
1997
1995-1998
1997-1999
1998-2002
1998-2002
1998-2004
1998-2008
1999-2000
1999-2000
2000-2001
seit 2002
2003-2011

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

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

27.08.2017

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

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

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