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My Europe – My Story

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Hauptschule
Partner / Future of the EU
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The scholarship holders of the European Forum Alpbach have a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and broaden their horizons. But do they also have the courage to leave their bubble and challenge others to a discussion about Europe outside of Alpbach?

How to tell the story?
Together with the European Parliament, the European Forum Alpbach is hosting a storytelling workshop to help young Europeans sharpen their tools for discussing European issues they are passionate about – be it climate change, working abroad, or borderless travel. On the eve of the 2019 European Parliament elections, the goal is for them to return home full of ideas and enthuse others with the European idea.

Director General for Communication, European Parliament, Brussels
Political Editor, POLITICO, Brussels
Stakeholder engagement & communication, FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfonds, Vienna
Managing Editor, Alpbach Media Academy; Freelance Consultant, Digital Media and Project Management, Vienna
Correspondent, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, London
Business, communication and public diplomacy consultancy, Aberlour
Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd
Consultant and founder, learning-architecture design, intercultural communication, multimedia outreach, Vienna
Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Chairwoman, Forum Alpbach Network, Vienna
Board Member, Forum Alpbach Network, Vienna

Array Stephen CLARK

Director General for Communication, European Parliament, Brussels

 Stephen Clark is the Director General for Communications at the European Parliament. Since his time at the European Parliament, he has been involved in parliamentary committees, specialisation in budgetary and anti-fraud fields; subsequently in the top management team, with an emphasis on parliamentary and organisational reform. For five years he has been the Head of Web communications, with a specialisation in online communication, he has been pushing the EU institutional communications field to its forefront, helping to make the European Parliament a leader in the field of political/institutional communications. He is the Co- Author of Europe’s Parliament: People, Places, Politics released in May 2012, and has studied Languages at the University of Oxford.

Array Ryan HEATH

Political Editor, POLITICO, Brussels

Principal, Public speaking, writing and consultancy Policy advisor, UK Cabinet Office National Political Campaigning, Kevin Rudd 2007 campaign for Prime Minister, Australia Speechwriter to European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, European Commission, Brussels Founder, The Gay Marriage Blog Speechwriter to President José Manuel Durão Barroso, European Commission, Brussels Spokesperson for Vice President Neelie Kroes, European Commission, Brussels International Senior Advisor, Edelman Senior EU Correspondent, writer of the morning Playbook column, POLITICO, Brussels Political Editor, POLITICO, Brussels
1999-2014
2004-2007
2007
2008-2011
2010-2015
2011
2011-2014
2015
since 2015
since 2018

Mag. MAS Stefan KRANEWITTER

Stakeholder engagement & communication, FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfonds, Vienna

Public Relations, Österreichische Jugendvertretung, Vienna Lecturer, University of Vienna Public Relations, die jungs kommunikation, Vienna Corporate Communications, FH Technikum Wien, Vienna Consultant, MEDIA CONSULT Story Development, Vienna Communications Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
2006-2008
2007-2008
2003-2008
2008-2010
2010-2014
since 2014

Mag. Stefan POLLACH

Managing Editor, Alpbach Media Academy; Freelance Consultant, Digital Media and Project Management, Vienna

 Stefan Pollach has more than 20 years experience in communications: First as radio reporter and managing editor of Austria’s bilingual radio station FM4. At the same time he was part of the first wave of web developers at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF and studied Political Science. Since 2008 he works as a consultant advising organisations on digital media issues and coaching people in matters of their public appearance. During Eurovision 2015 in Vienna he was responsible for the online presence of the event. He holds teaching assignments for journalism and project management at Austrian universities.

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
1998-2005
2005-2006
2006-2010
2006-2010
2010-2017

Array Angus ROBERTSON

Business, communication and public diplomacy consultancy, Aberlour

News Editor, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Vienna Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Member of Parliament, UK House of Commons Westminster SNP Leader
1991-1999
2001-2017
2007-2017

B.Sc. Ph.D Howard WILLIAMSON

Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd

Research Officer, University College, Cardiff Research Officer, University of Oxford Senior Youth Worker, St. Francis Youth and Community Centre, Birmingham Guest Professor, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales, Pontypridd Affiliate Professor of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta
1978-1979
1979-1983
1985-2003
2001-2002
1983-2004
since 2004
since 2010

MA Heather WOKUSCH

Consultant and founder, learning-architecture design, intercultural communication, multimedia outreach, Vienna

 A firm believer in the democratization of knowledge, Heather Wokusch consults on topics connected to organizational development, digitalization, intercultural communication, and innovative learning architectures. She is an expert in eLearning, authored two books reaching Amazon’s top ten for political activism, and has hosted an award-winning US public access television series covering nuclear issues.

M.Sc. Philippe NARVAL

Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Scholarship holder/Student, Lester B. Pearson United World College, Victoria National Service/Gedenkdienst, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem Community Service Coordinator, American International School, Cochabamba BA, King's College, London Exchange Year, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte Exhibition Coordinator, Künstlerhaus Wien Programme Manager, Concordia, Chisinau Programme Officer, Light for the World, Vienna MSc, University of Oxford
1994-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-2003
2000-2001
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2010
2010-2011

BA, MA Lisa Charlotte SONNBERGER

Chairwoman, Forum Alpbach Network, Vienna

Goldsmithing Academy, Vienna; Apprentice Schmuckwerkstatt Skrein, Vienna Goldsmith and Assistant of Management, Golschmiede Ernestine Navratil, Vienna Apprentice Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg Apprentice Art Department, Deutsche Bank, FFM Alchimia School for Contemporary Jewelery, Florence Co-Curator with Cornelie Holzach, 200 years K&K Jeweler Köchert, Vienna Student, B.A. Art History, University Vienna. Student, M.A. Art History, University of Vienna, Head of Standing Committee European Forum Alpbach
2006-2009
since 2009
2012
2013
2013
2014-2015
2009-2014
since 2014
2016-2017

Mag. MA Benjamin MONSORNO

Board Member, Forum Alpbach Network, Vienna

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 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in educationPartner
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 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 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
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
13:00 - 14:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
15:00 - 16:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
16:30 - 18:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
16:30 - 18:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
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 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in politicsPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
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