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01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EU

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Future of the EU
in englischer Sprache

‘United in diversity’ is the motto of the EU. The guiding principles of loyalty, cooperation, and solidarity should safeguard this motto. However, some EU members are beginning to question this set of values. They are calling for more sovereignty rather than solidarity. In this context, will Member States manage to overcome their conflict of values? Will they be able to establish a common ground in the upcoming budgetary negotiations and to define common goals for the wellbeing of all? How can economic coordination contribute to a frank cooperation among the Member States?

Member, European Parliament; Vice President, S&D Group, Brussels
President, EUI - European University Institute, Florence
Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels
Correspondent, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, London Chair

Dr. Mercedes BRESSO

Member, European Parliament; Vice President, S&D Group, Brussels

1985-1995 Member of Piedmont Regional Council
1995-2004 President, Province of Turin
1998-2004 Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels
2000-2004 President, World Federation of United Cities (FMCU), Paris
2000-2004 President, Franco-Italian Alps Conference Association (CAFI), Turin
2000-2004 President of the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas (METREX), London
2004 Founding President, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Barcelona
2004-2005 Member, European Parliament, Brussels
2005-2008 President, European Union of Federalists (EUF), Den Haag
2005-2010 President, Piedmont Region, Turin
since 2005 Member, Committee of the Regions, Brussels
since 2006 President, Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (IACMER)
2006 Co-founder, Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion
2006-2010 President, PES Group at the Committee of the Regions
2007-2009 President, Mediterranean Commission of the UCLG
2009 President, Conference of Presidents of Regions with Legislative Powers (REGLEG)
since 2009 President, Association of Elected Representatives from Mountainous Areas(AEM)
since 2009 Representative, Mediterranean Commission of the UCLG at the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM)

Renaud DEHOUSSE

President, EUI - European University Institute, Florence

 Professor Renaud Dehousse has been President of the European University Institute since 1 September 2016. Prior to this, Professor Dehousse was a Professor and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Law and Political Science at Sciences Po, where he also directed the Centre for European Studies. After studying law at the University of Liège (Belgium), he obtained a doctorate at the European University Institute.
 
 Before joining Sciences Po in 1999, he taught at the European University Institute, where he led the Academy of European Law, and he also taught at the University of Pisa. He was a visiting professor at the universities of Florence (Cesare Alfieri), Lausanne and at the Law School of the University of Michigan.

Günther H. OETTINGER

Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

 Günther H. Oettinger is European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources since January 2017. From November 2014 to December 2016, he held office as European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society after being European Commissioner for Energy from February 2010 to October 2014 and lastly also Vice-President of the European Commission in 2014. From 2005-2010, he was Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and, since 1984, a member of the regional Parliament ("Landtag"). He was the leader of the CDU Landtag group from January 1991 to April 2005.
 A lawyer by training, Günther H. Oettinger became actively involved in politics during his adolescence. He is a member of the Federal Executive Committee and of the Steering Committee of the CDU Germany.

Mag. Cornelia PRIMOSCH

Correspondent, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, London

2005-2006 Correspondent, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Paris
2006-2010 Journalist, Domestic and EU Policy Department, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Vienna
2006-2010 Correspondent, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Brussels
2010-2017 EU Correspondent, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Brussels
since 2017 Correspondent, UK and Ireland, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, London

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

11:30 - 14:30My Europe – My StoryPartner
15:00 - 16:30OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 18:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in educationPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
13:00 - 14:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
15:00 - 16:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
16:30 - 18:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
16:30 - 18:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
16:45 - 18:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
18:00 - 20:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
18:15 - 19:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

27.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in politicsPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
11:00 - 12:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
12:30 - 13:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
14:15 - 15:45European Union – Russia: What to do?Plenary
16:15 - 17:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in businessPartner
07:30 - 08:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary