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15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Future of the EU
german language

The rules and values of coexistence in Austria and Europe often differ substantially from those in the countries of origin of many migrants who make their way to Europe. Knowing these rules and values is a necessary condition for the successful integration of migrants. What level of cultural adaption is required for successful integration? What are the limits of diversity? What defines Austrian identity? How do you build a sense of belonging to and foster identification with Austria? What is the role of cultural difference and diversity within society?

Speakers

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna Key Note
Lawyer, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Seyran Ates; Managing Director, Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee GmbH, Berlin
Professor for Moral Theology and Medical Ethics, Department Systematic Theology, University of Vienna
Director General, Section VIII - Directorate General for Integration, Vienna
Professor, Department of Legal Philosophy, University of Vienna
Journalist, Die Presse; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna Chair

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.

Seyran ATES

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

1983-1995 Law Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Interruption 1984-1990)
1995-1997 Traineeship, Court of Appeal, Berlin
1997-2006 Self-employed Lawyer, Berlin
since 2003 Author, Berlin
2006-2007 Freelance Writer, Berlin
2007-2009 Independent Lawyer; Author, Berlin
since 2009 Author, Berlin
2009-2011 Managing Director, Fimas Finanzmanagement GmbH & Co KG, Berlin
2011 Managing Director, Hausverwaltung SOWA-CASA GmbH, Berlin
since 2010 Lawyer, Berlin
since 2017 Managing Director, Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee, Berlin

Dr. med Dr. theol. Mag. pharm. Matthias BECK

Professor for Moral Theology and Medical Ethics, Department Systematic Theology, University of Vienna

1976-1981 Studium der Pharmazie, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
1980-1987 Studium der Humanmedizin, WWU Münster und LMU München
1985 Studienaufenthalt, Medical College, Srinagar
1988 Promotion zum Dr.med. in der Dermatologie, WWU Münster
1987-1989 Philosophie, Hochschule für Philosophie S.J. München
1990-1993 Theologie, (röm.-kath.) LMU München
1994-1998 Promotionsarbeit in Theologie
1999 Promotion zum Dr. theol.
2002 Forschungsaufenthalt, Georgetown University, Washington
2007 Habilitation, Moraltheologie und Medizinethik, Universität Wien
seit 2007 Außerordentlicher Universitäts-Professor, Moraltheologie und Medizinethik, Universität Wien

MMag. Dr. Susanne RAAB

Director General, Section VIII - Directorate General for Integration, Vienna

 Susanne Raab (former Knasmüller) is the Director General of the section "Integration" in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. Until summer 2017 she was the
 Head of Department "Integration Coordination" in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. She previously performed her duties as policy advisor in the field of asylum and basic care in the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior until 2011. She studied law and psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. During her studies she gained practical experience in various internships with her primary focus being comparative law. She then worked as research and teaching assistant at the European Centre of Tort Law Vienna and the Institute of Private Law at the University of Innsbruck while pursuing doctoral studies in the field of private enforcement of antitrust law. Today she teaches at Danube University Krems.

DDr. Christian M. STADLER

Professor, Department of Legal Philosophy, University of Vienna

1989 Magisterium, Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
1990 Doktorat, Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
1992 Univ.Ass., Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Wien
1994 Magisterium, Philosophie und Germanistik, Universität Wien
1994 Ordentlicher Präsenzdienst beim Österreichischen Bundesheer (FMTS)
1996 Doktorat, Philosophie, Universität Wien
1997 Promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae zum Doktor der Philosophie, Universität Wien
1998 Aufnahme in die Wissenschaftskommission des BMLVS, Wien
1999 Vortragstätigkeit, Theresianischen Militärakademie, Wiener Neustadt
1999 Vortragstätigkeit, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wiener Neustadt
2000 Habilitation, Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Wien
2000 Ao.Univ.Prof., Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Wien
2002 Vortragender, Generalstabslehrgang, Österreichisches Bundesheer, Wien
2005 Vortragender, Strategischen Führungslehrgang, Österreichisches Bundesheer, Wien
2006 Projekt „eLaw-Tune-In“ 4-jähriges eLearning-Projekt, Universität Wien
2009 Lehrtätigkeit, Sicherheitsakademie des Bundes, Wien
2010 FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: SKILL - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie
2010 FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: SafeCon - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie
2011 Vortragstätigkeit, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien
2011 Expertenrat für Integration, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien
2013 FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: RelCon .- Rechtsethische GSK-Studie
2013 FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: FlexDetect - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie
2013 Abteilungsleiter, Polemologie und Rechtsethik, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wien
2014 Migrationsrat für Österreich, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien
2016 Migrationskommission, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien
2017 FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: Ambos - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie

Köksal BALTACI

Journalist, Die Presse; Integration Ambassador, ZUSAMMEN:ÖSTERREICH, Vienna

 Köksal Baltaci arbeitet seit 2011 als Innenpolitik- und Chronikredakteur bei der Tageszeitung "Die Presse" in Wien. Er wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, darunter dem Journalistenpreis Integration, dem Prälat-Ungar-Journalistenpreis, dem CNN Investigate Award sowie dem Preis der Wiener und der Österreichischen Ärztekammer. 2013 wurde er zum "Journalist des Jahres" gewählt. Gesellschaftspolitische Themen rund um Integration und Migration gehören zu seinen Schwerpunkt. Ende 2017 verbrachte er mehrere Monate in den USA und arbeitete dort bei "USA Today" in Washington D.C.

Political Symposium

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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