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06: The European Union and Its Eastern Neighbours

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Chair, International Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Chair, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department, College of Europe, Warsaw Chair
Former Executive Secretary-General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Chair

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Chair, International Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1977 Law Studies in Vienna (Dr. iur.)
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Sch├╝ssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1996-1999 Deputy Political Director, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Federal Chancellor of Austria in the Commission on the Reform of the Austrian Armed Forces, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York (President of the Security Council in November 2009)
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin

Dr. Tobias SCHUMACHER

Chair, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department, College of Europe, Warsaw

2002-2005 Research Fellow and Scientific Coordinator, Mediterranean Programme, European University Institute, Florence
2005-2009 Advisor, European Commission and EU member states' foreign ministries on security and democracy-related matters
Director of Research and Key Expert, Euro - Mediterranean Study Commission, Lisbon and Brussels
2009-2012 Senior Research Fellow, CIES, Lisbon University Institute, Lisbon
since 2012 Chairholder, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, and Permanent Professor, College of Europe, Natolin campus, Warsaw
since 2016 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
since 2019 Visiting Professor, Sciences-Po, Rennes

Pierre VIMONT

Former Executive Secretary-General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

 Bachelor's degree in law
 Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies, Paris
 
1975-1977 National School of Administration (ENA)
1977 Graduate of the National School of Administration (ENA)
1977-1981 Second, then first Secretary, at the Embassy of France in London
1981-1985 Spokesman at the Information and Press Office, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1985-1986 Institute for East-West Security, New York
1986-1990 Second Counsellor, Permanent Representation of France to the European Communities, Brussels
1990-1993 Chief of Staff of the Minister Delegate for European affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1993-1996 Director for Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Department for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Relations, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1996-1997 Deputy Director General for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Relations, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1997-1999 Director for European Cooperation, Department of European and Economic Affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1999-2002 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, Brussels
2002-2007 Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
2007-2010 Ambassador of France to the United States of America, Washington

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

15:00 - 15:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Opening SpeechesPlenary
16:00 - 16:30A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a TeaserCulture
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial

18.08.-23.08.2016

Seminar 01: Beyond MapsSeminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, MigrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Religion and PowerSeminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and GovernanceSeminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together?Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern NeighboursSeminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon”Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution?Seminar
Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude!Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and EuropeSeminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st CenturySeminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the SacredSeminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon LoopSeminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times?Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and OrganisationSeminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big DataSeminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), LondonSeminar

24.08.2016

07:00 - 13:00Alpbach Open SpaceBreakout