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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
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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?

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
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

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.

Array Seyran ATES

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

Law Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Interruption 1984-1990) Traineeship, Court of Appeal, Berlin Self-employed Lawyer, Berlin Author, Berlin Freelance Writer, Berlin Independent Lawyer; Author, Berlin Author, Berlin Managing Director, Fimas Finanzmanagement GmbH & Co KG, Berlin Managing Director, Hausverwaltung SOWA-CASA GmbH, Berlin Lawyer, Berlin
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Dr. med Dr. theol. Mag. pharm. Matthias BECK

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

Studium der Pharmazie, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster Studium der Humanmedizin, WWU Münster und LMU München Studienaufenthalt, Medical College, Srinagar Promotion zum Dr.med. in der Dermatologie, WWU Münster Philosophie, Hochschule für Philosophie S.J. München Theologie, (röm.-kath.) LMU München Promotionsarbeit in Theologie Promotion zum Dr. theol. Forschungsaufenthalt, Georgetown University, Washington Habilitation, Moraltheologie und Medizinethik, Universität Wien
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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

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

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