Examining several European member states and especially Greece, this seminar will shed light on the political, economic and social repercussions of the Eurozone crisis and subsequent programs of domestic austerity. What impact did such an approach have on Greek society? What measures can be taken nationally and internationally in order to strengthen Greece, and thereby Europe? How have other member states been affected? The role of the former so-called “Troika” will also be assessed in this seminar and which policies, contracts and procedures like the “European Semester” or the “Fiscal Compact” were installed by the supranational level. Finally, future scenarios and different standpoints will be considered to discuss prospects for political and social cohesion within the EU.
President, DIKTIO; Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs; Former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Athens||
Head, European and International Studies, University of Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna||
President, DIKTIO; Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs; Former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Athens
| ||Anna Diamantopoulou is a Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development, has been a member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years. 1999-2004 she was European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. In 2009 she served as Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs until March of 2012 and consequently as the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping until May 2012. She hold position as the Chairperson of the Party of European Socialists’ Forum on the European Dimension of New Social Europe and as a Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs, and as a Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015).|
Head, European and International Studies, University of Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna
| ||Since 2015 Prof. (FH) Dr. Stefanie Wöhl is Head of European and International Studies at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, department "European Economy and Business Management". Before, she held positions as Guest Professor at the University of Kassel, and at the University of Vienna in the political science department and the department for international development. From 2011-2013 she was a research fellow in the Einstein Research group on the "Crisis of Democracy" of Prof. Nancy Fraser at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. From 2006-2010 she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, and from 2003-2006 a Research Fellow in the Political Science Department at the Philipps University Marburg.|