“A Europe Closer to Its Citizens”

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Saturday, June 10th

 

10.00 a.m. Arrival at the Abbey of Göttweig
10.30 a.m. Plenary Session

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Rt. Rev. Columban Luser
Abbot of Göttweig

Barbara Schwarz
President of the European Forum Wachau, Minister for Education, Social and Family Affairs in the Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Johanna Mikl-Leitner
Governor of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

Johannes Hahn
Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Brussels

Pavlo Klimkin
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv

Karl-Heinz Lambertz
First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Senator of the German-speaking Community of Belgium, President of the AEBR, Brussels

Beate Merk
State Minister for European Affairs and Regional Relations in the Bavarian State Chancellery, Munich

Ivica Dačić
Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade


02.00 p.m. Working Groups


Security Policy

“The EU Global Strategy:
how can it help the EU ensuring its security?”
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Regional

“Europe of Diversity and Subsidiarity:
efficient, people-oriented Decision making”
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Economy

“Between Asia and US:
how can Europe remain competitive?”
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Culture

“All culture?
Tensions between Migration, Democracy and rule of law”

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04.30 p.m. End

 


Sunday, June 11th

 

09.00 a.m. Holy Mass in honour of Alois Mock, former Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria at the Abbey of Göttweig
10.30 a.m. Plenum including Reports of Working Groups

Johanna Mikl-Leitner
Governor of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Ulrike Guérot
Head of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems, Krems

Fiona Hyslop
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scottish Government, Edinburgh

Ekaterina Zaharieva
Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia

Wolfgang Brandstetter
Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

01.00 p.m. End

Moderation: Paul Lendvai

 

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