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

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Breakout / Future of the EU
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‘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?

Speakers

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

since 1973 University lecturer in economic institutions, most recently at Turin Polytechnic University, specialising in environmental economics
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

1977-1985 Chairman of the CDU, Ditzingen
1978 Studies, Law and Economics, Tübingen; First State Law Examination
1979-1993 District Councillor, Ludwigsburg
1980-1994 Town Councillor, Ditzingen
1982 Scientific Assistant, Tübingen University; Second State Law Examination
1982-1984 Employee at a firm of auditors and tax consultancy
1982-1994 Leader of CDU members, Ditzingen Municipal Council
1983-1989 Federal State Chairman, 'Junge Union Baden-Württemberg'
1984-1988 Lawyer employed by a firm of auditors and tax consultancy
1984-2010 Member, regional Parliament (Landtag), Baden-Württemberg
1988-2005 Lawyer and Chief Executive Officer of a firm of auditors and tax consultancy
1991-2005 Chairman, CDU Baden-Württemberg parliamentary group, regional Parliament (Landtag)
1999-2006 Chairman, Federal Committee on Media Policy, CDU
2001-2005 District Chairman, CDU Northern Württemberg
2005-2009 Chairman, CDU Baden-Württemberg
2005-2010 Prime Minister, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
since 2005 Member, Governing Board and Federal Executive Committee, CDU Deutschland
2006-2010 Chairman, Media Policy Experts' Group, CDU Germany
2007-2009 Member and President, Four Motors of Europe
2007-2009 Co-Chairman, Commission on the Modernisation of Financial Relations between the Federal Government and the German States (Federalism Reform II)
2010-2014 Commissioner for Energy, European Commission, Brussels
2014 Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels
2014-2016 Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission, Brussels
since 2017 Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Mag. Cornelia PRIMOSCH

Correspondent, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, London

1998-2005 Journalist, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation Studio Carinthia, Klagenfurt
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

13:30 - 16:30My Europe - My StoryPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in educationPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
15:00 - 16:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
17:00 - 18:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:30 - 20:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
18:30 - 20:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
18:45 - 20:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
20:15 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

27.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in politicsPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
13:00 - 14:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do?Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in businessPartner
09:30 - 10:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary