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09: Economic shocks

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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.

Speakers

President, DIKTIO; Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs; Former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Athens Chair
Head, European and International Studies, University of Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna Chair

Anna DIAMANTOPOULOU

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).

Prof. (FH) Dr. Stefanie WÖHL

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.

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

17:00 - 18:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
18:15 - 18:30The Last Days of Mankind - OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:30Bread and WineSocial

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics - climate science and policySeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar

16.08.2018

19:00 - 20:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial