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From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Democracy & Governance
english language

Can the transformative power of Europe deliver substantive results in regions like Southeastern Europe, where the memory of wars and violent conflicts is still present? What can the youth do to help to overcome the differences of the past and create new narratives of unity?

Member, Forum Alpbach Network, London
Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Prishtina
President of the Republic of Albania, Tirana
Country Director, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Belgrade
Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, derStandard.at, Vienna

Dr. Almina BESIC

Member, Forum Alpbach Network, London

Master's Degree in Management and International Business and Master's Degree in Financial and Industrial Management, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz Undergraduate Associate, University of Graz Doctoral Programme in Social and Economic Sciences and Doctoral Programme South-Eastern Europe, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Graz Research Fellow at the ERSTE Foundation
2007-2010
2008-2010
since 2010
since 2010
2012-2014

Dr. Vedran DZIHIC

Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna

Study of Political Sciences, Communication Sciences, History, University of Vienna M.A., University of Vienna Researcher. UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Vienna Teaching assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna Consultant, United Nations Organization, lectures on various UN-topics, United Nations Office in Vienna Researcher, Office for Science of the City of Vienna; Holder, Forschungsstipendium der Stadt Wien Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna Leading Researcher, project "Reporting of Western Print Media about the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina", founded by the Austrian National Bank, Vienna Researcher, Project of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) conducted within the NODE-framwork (Perspectives of the EU-Enlargement for the Western Balkans), Vienna Various lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Media Activities in the USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Sweden, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, China Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna Lecturer on Western Balkans and European Integration at the postgraduate MA-studies "Balkan-Studies" Research Analyst, Association Bosnia-Herzegovina 2005 Project Leader and Senior Researcher, Project Design and Management, Coordination of Public activities in Austria, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia; Title of the Project: Imaginations of Europe, Comparing Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, New Orientations for Democracy in Europe (NODE), Vienna Director, Austrian Office of the Center for European Integration Strategies (CEIS) Ph.D., University of Vienna Senior Researcher and Co-Chief of Party, Project: Transformation and Democratization of the Balkans Establisment and Co-Leading of the "Kosovo-Study-Group" dealing with the EU-performance in Kosovo and the Western Balkans Austrian Marshall Plan Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Co-Chief of Party - Research Project "Demokratie in sozial unsicheren Räumen. Zum Zusammenhang zwischen Migration und Demokratie in Serbien" (together with Prof. Dieter Segert and Prof. Heinz Fassmann) Non-Resident Senior Fellow, CTR, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Affiliated Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP)
1995-1999
1999
1999-2000
1999-2002
1999-2008
2001-2003
2002-2004
2003-2005
2003-2005
since 2003
since 2004
since 2004
2005-2006
2005-2006
  Lecturer, Department of Slavic Studies, University of Vienna
since 2006
2008
  Co-Chief of Party, Project: Europäisierung von Bosnien-Herzegovina, Kroatien und Serbien. Interne Voraussetzungen und Folgen eines (Nicht)EU-Beitritts
  Coordination of the Research Platform "POTREBA" (www.univie.ac.at/potreba)
since 2008
2010
2010-2011
2010-2012
since 2011
since 2012

Atifete JAHJAGA

President of the Republic of Kosovo, Prishtina

Various Positions, Police of Kosovo Postgraduate Certification Programme in Police Management and Penal law, University of Leicester Postgraduate Certification in Crime Science, University of Virginia Deputy General Director, Police of Kosovo
2000-2009
2006-2007
2007
2009-2011

Bujar NISHANI

President of the Republic of Albania, Tirana

Higher education, Tirana Scanderbeg Military Academy Pedagogue, Tirana Scanderbeg Military Academy Director of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence of Albania NATO Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania Cabinet of the Minister of Defence of Albania Graduate studies, Defence Resources Management, California Chairman, Euro-Atlantic Military Men and Women Forum Secretary, Tirana Democratic Party Branch Member, Tirana Municipal Council Law Degree, Justice Faculty, Tirana University Master Degree in European Studies, School of European Studies, Tirana University Member, Democratic Party National Council, and Member, Central Leadership, Democratic Party National Council Member of Parliament, Tirana Minister of the Interior, Government of the Republic of Albania Minister of Justice, Government of the Republic of Albania Minister of the Interior, Government of the Republic of Albania
1988
1988-1993
1993-1994
1994-1996
1996
1996
1997
2001-2003
2003-2005
2004
2005
2005
2005-2012
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-2012

MBA Dragana ZARKOVIC-OBRADOVIC

Country Director, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Belgrade

BA (Hons); Post-graduate Academic Specialist Studies, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University Journalist, Radio Free Europe Short-term Assistant, Transparency International Freelance Journalist and Fixer, Studio B, Blic, National Public Radio, New York Times Assistant to the Executive Secretary, Stability Pact for SEE Journalist, Mreza Production Group Project Coordinator, Media Fund, European Agency for Reconstruction Programme Manager, Minority Media Training and Reporting Project, BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
1995-2002
1999-2002
2000
2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2006
2006-2007

Dr. Alexandra FÖDERL-SCHMID

Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, derStandard.at, Vienna

Studium Publizistik, Politik, Geschichte Promotion Der Standard, zuerst Mitarbeit in Linz und Wien Deutschland-Korrespondentin Mitglied in der außenpolitischen Redaktion Deutschland-Korrespondentin EU-Korrespondentin in Brüssel Ressortleiterin Wirtschaft Chefredakteurin, Der Standard Co-Herausgeberin, Der Standard und derStandard.at
1989-1993
1996
ab 1990
1993-1998
1998-1999
1999-2005
2005
2006
seit 2007
seit 2012

Political Symposium

show timetable

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