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Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Plenary / Foreign Policy
english language

Political leaders and civil society actors know about the complexity of our world today. But the relationship between the world of power and the world of ideas seems to be deteriorating rather than improving. How can we foster dialogue between established and emerging voices in the political arena and create a connection between innovation and practice?

Executive Director, Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna
Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance; Krems
Director, Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw
Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen

Mag. Alexander EGIT

Executive Director, Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna

Mitglied der Geschäftsführung und Sprecher der Umweltschutzorganisation GLOBAL 2000 Stellvertretender Präsident der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik Freiberuflicher Konsulent für Non Profit Organisationen Umweltpolitischer Leiter von Greenpeace Österreich Vorstandsmitglied des ÖKO-BÜROs, Koordinationsstelle österreichischer Umweltorganisationen Vorstandsmitglied des ÖKO-BÜROs, Koordinationsstelle österreichischer Umweltorganisationen Vorstandsmitglied der IÖGV - Interessensvertretung Österreichischer Gemeinnütziger Vereine Aufbau von Greenpeace in Osteuropa Aufbau und Teamleiter von Greenpeace Polen Beratung des Aufbaus von Greenpeace in China Teamleiter Greenpeace Ungarn
 Abgeschlossenes Diplomstudium der Politikwissenschaften, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft
 Lehramtsstudium der Leibeserziehung, Geschichte und Sozialkunde
 Universitätslektor am Institut für Politikwissenschaften der Universität Wien
 Trainer für Kampagnen in Europa, Südostasien und Japan
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Dr. Ulrike GUEROT

Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance; Krems

Politische Wissenschaften, Geschichte und Volkswirtschaft, Köln, Bonn und Paris Stipendiatin, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Stipendium, Institut d'Etudes de Sciences Politiques de Paris & Sorbonne Promotionsstudium, Universität Münster, über die Geschichte der Sozialistischen Partei Frankreich Director of Communication, Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, Paris Referentin von Jacques Delors, Notre Europe, Paris Assistant Professor European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. Referentin für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände, BDA, Berlin Leiterin, Arbeitsstelle Europa, DGAP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin Director Foreign Policy & Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF - German Marshall Fund Büroleiterin, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin Senior Fellow, OSIFE - Open Society Initiative for Europe, German Operation, Berlin Gastforscherin, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) Gründerin und Direktorin, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Berlin
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Slawomir SIERAKOWSKI

Director, Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw

 Slawomir Sierakowski is a Polish sociologist and political commentator, who founded and leads Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), the biggest eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists, with branches in Ukraine and Russia. He is the director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw and the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house; its online daily "Dziennik Opinii"; cultural centres in Warsaw, Gdansk, Lodz and Cieszyn, in Poland, and in Kiev, Ukraine; and 20 local clubs.
 Mr. Sierakowski has been awarded fellowships from Yale, Princeton and Harvard and from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He has written for many journals and newspapers, including The Guardian, ElPaís, Haaretz and die tageszeitung, Dissent, Transit, A2. He contributes a monthly column to the Polish leading daily "Gazeta Wyborcza" and to the international edition of the New York Times. Mr Sierakowski has been ranked as one of the most influential Poles by "Polityka", "Wprost" and"Newsweek".
 https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/slawomir-sierakowski

Array Jan ZIELONKA

Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

 Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College. His previous appointments included posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. His work oscillates between the field of international relations, comparative politics and political theory. Zielonka has produced seventeen books including Is the EU doomed? (2014), and Europe as Empire. The Nature of the Enlarged European Union, (2006). His new book - Counter-revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat will soon be published by Oxford University Press. Zielonka frequently contributes articles for various European newspapers and online journals.

Mag.a MA Verena RINGLER

Head of International Department, Stiftung Mercator, Essen

Associate Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine Media and Communications Advisor, ICO/EUSR - The International Civilian Office - European Union Special Representative, Pristina
2002-2006
2006-2009

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30 Not Just an Island Culture
12:00 - 13:30 Opening Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern Partnership Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 The European Union in Search of a New Narrative Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of Art Culture
19:00 - 20:30 “Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In… Culture

25.08.2014

07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCE Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and Crisis Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its Neighbours Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of Democracy Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary Advocacy Breakout
10:00 - 11:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and Cooperation Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and Beyond Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence Policy Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation Policies Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and Fatigue Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 09: Beyond European Communication Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability? Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow? Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are Written Partner

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: Introduction Plenary
07:10 - 08:30 Generational Inequality Plenary
09:00 - 10:15 Inequality in Energy and Climate Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary