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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
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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?

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

Dr. Mercedes BRESSO

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

University lecturer in economic institutions, most recently at Turin Polytechnic University, specialising in environmental economics Member of Piedmont Regional Council President, Province of Turin Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels President, World Federation of United Cities (FMCU), Paris President, Franco-Italian Alps Conference Association (CAFI), Turin President of the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas (METREX), London Founding President, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Barcelona Member, European Parliament, Brussels President, European Union of Federalists (EUF), Den Haag President, Piedmont Region, Turin Member, Committee of the Regions, Brussels President, Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (IACMER) Co-founder, Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion President, PES Group at the Committee of the Regions President, Mediterranean Commission of the UCLG President, Conference of Presidents of Regions with Legislative Powers (REGLEG) President, Association of Elected Representatives from Mountainous Areas(AEM)
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Array 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.

Array Günther H. OETTINGER

Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Chairman of the CDU, Ditzingen Studies, Law and Economics, Tübingen; First State Law Examination District Councillor, Ludwigsburg Town Councillor, Ditzingen Scientific Assistant, Tübingen University; Second State Law Examination Employee at a firm of auditors and tax consultancy Leader of CDU members, Ditzingen Municipal Council Federal State Chairman, 'Junge Union Baden-Württemberg' Lawyer employed by a firm of auditors and tax consultancy Member, regional Parliament (Landtag), Baden-Württemberg Lawyer and Chief Executive Officer of a firm of auditors and tax consultancy Chairman, CDU Baden-Württemberg parliamentary group, regional Parliament (Landtag) Chairman, Federal Committee on Media Policy, CDU District Chairman, CDU Northern Württemberg Chairman, CDU Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Member, Governing Board and Federal Executive Committee, CDU Deutschland Chairman, Media Policy Experts' Group, CDU Germany Member and President, Four Motors of Europe Co-Chairman, Commission on the Modernisation of Financial Relations between the Federal Government and the German States (Federalism Reform II) Commissioner for Energy, European Commission, Brussels Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission, Brussels
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Mag. Cornelia PRIMOSCH

Correspondent, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, London

Journalist, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation Studio Carinthia, Klagenfurt Correspondent, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Paris Journalist, Domestic and EU Policy Department, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Vienna Correspondent, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Brussels EU Correspondent, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation, Brussels
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Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

11:30 - 14:30 My Europe – My Story Partner
15:00 - 16:30 Opening Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 New perspectives on EU enlargement Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Drink reception Social

26.08.2018

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

27.08.2018

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

28.08.2018

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