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EPP Group Bureau Meeting
European Ideas Network
EIN Summer University
15 - 17 October 2009
Hilton Hotel, Am Stadtpark 1

1030 Vienna, Austria

The World in 2025:

Putting People at the Heart of Europe

The Basis for Social and Economic Recovery

DRAFT PROGRAMME
THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER
13.00 Registration opens

Hilton Hotel, Am Stadtpark 1, 1030 Vienna
15.00 - 16.15 Opening Session: Putting People at the Heart of Europe

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman, EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)


Welcome messages:

  • Jaime Mayor Oreja MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Political Strategy and the European Ideas Network, EPP Group in the EP

  • Mag. Othmar Karas MEP, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, responsible for Communication Strategy, EPP Group in the EP

  • Dr Ernst Strasser MEP, Head of the Austrian Delegation, EPP Group in the EP


Guest Speakers:

  • Wilfried Martens, President, EPP Party; former Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-92)

  • José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission

  • Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade, Sweden

  • Franco Frattini, Foreign Minister, Italy

  • Dr Michael Spindelegger, Foreign Minister, Austria; Austrian People's Party


16.15 - 16.45 Visions of Europe

Discussion by Jacques Barrot, Vice-President, European Commission, on the occasion of the book launch for Wilfried Martens, President, EPP Party; former Prime Minister of Belgium : 'Europe: I struggle, I overcome'


16.45 - 18.30 Special Panel Discussion 1:

The Social Impact of the Crisis and the Prospects for Recovery

(Working Group 4 - Social Agenda)

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • Dirk Hudig, Director, FIPRA International; Chairman, EIN Working

Group 4 on the Social Agenda
Guest Speaker:

  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President, European Commission


Panellists:

  • Professor Barin Baran Bhattacharya, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Senior Advisor to the PM

  • Professor Yann Algan, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris

  • Professor Manfred Prisching, Institute of Sociology, University of Graz

  • Dr Tom Palmer, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Vice-President, International Programs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation


Rapporteur:

  • Richard Hume-Rothery, Director, European Study Group; Joint Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 4 on the Social Agenda

19.30 Buses depart from Hilton Hotel
19.45 - 22.30 Cocktail followed by Dinner & Keynote speech

Palais Auersperg, Auerspergstrasse 1, 1080 Vienna (FR, EN, DE)
Guest Speaker:

  • DI Josef Pröll, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance, Austria; Chairman, Austrian People's Party


Introduction:

  • Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman, EPP Group in the EP


Vote of Thanks:

  • József Szájer MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Parliamentary Work, EPP Group in the EP


FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
09.15 - 11.00 Policy Roundtables - Session 1

Reform of Public Finances, Welfare & Public Services - Working Group 1

Mahler Room (FR, EN, DE)


Chairwoman:

  • Corien Wortmann-Kool MEP, Vice-Chairwoman, responsible for Working Group 'Economy and Environment', EPP Group in the EP


Guest Speaker:

  • Dr Reinhold Lopatka, Secretary of State, Department of Finance, Austria


Panellists:

  • Professor Robert Kramer, American University, Washington DC

  • Jacques Delpla, CEO, Liberfund; Member, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Committee, France

  • Dr Fredrik Erixon, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

  • Laszlo Surján MEP, EPP Group Co-ordinator, EP Budgets Committee


Rapporteur:

  • Peter Linton, Chairman, Burson-Marsteller, Brussels


Europe of Values - Working Group 3

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • Jan Olbrycht MEP, Member of the Bureau, EPP Group in the EP


Panellists:

  • Karlheinz Kopf MP, Group Chairman, Austrian People's Party, Austrian Parliament; Co-President, SME Union, EPP

  • Carlo Casini MEP, Head of Italian Delegation, EPP Group in the EP

  • Professor Allan S. Janik, Honorary Professor of Philosophy, Vienna University

  • Samer Kawar, Chairman, Jordanian Young Economists Society

  • Federico Eichberg, Responsible of International and European relations, "Farefuturo" Foundation. Italy

Rapporteur:

  • Dr Michael Borchard, Head, Political Consulting, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung



Sustainable Development: Energy and the Environment - Working Group 9

Bruckner Room (FR, EN, DE)


Chairwoman:

  • Pilar del Castillo Vera MEP, Member, EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy


Panellists:

  • Dr Susan Nies, Head Ifri Brussels Office, Senior Research Fellow Ifri Energy Programme

  • David Winston, Winston Group, Washington

  • Professor Gwyn Prins, Director, Mackinder Centre, London School of Economics; co-author of 'The Wrong Trousers: Radically Rethinking Climate Change Policy'

  • Dr Richard Seeber MEP, EPP Group Co-ordinator, EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Rapporteur:

  • Ranier Fsadni, Director, Azad Centre for Political Studies, Malta

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break




11.15 - 13.00 Policy Roundtables - Session 2
European Governance after the Elections - Working Group 6

Mahler Room (FR, EN, DE)


Chairman:

  • Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Working Group 'Budget', EPP Group in the EP



Guest Speaker:

  • Mag. Wilhelm Molterer, former Vice-Chancellor, Federal Republic of Austria


Panellists:

  • Graham Mather, former MEP; President, European Policy Forum

  • Professor Fernando Fernandez, Professor, Insituto de Empresa

  • Dr Karen Horn, Head of the Berlin Office, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln; former Economics Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

  • Jacob Lund Nielsen, Partner, Cabinet DN, Brussels

  • Dr Inge Gräßle MEP, EPP Group Co-ordinator, EP Budgetary Control Committee


Rapporteur:

  • Dr Michael Wohlgemuth, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg; Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 6 on European Governance


The Digital Economy and Converging Technologies - Working Group 8

Bruckner Room (FR, EN, DE)


Chairman:


Guest Speaker:

    • Ján Figel´, President of KDH Slovakia, former European Commissioner responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth


Panellists:

  • Henri Verdier, Chairman, Cap Digital

  • Dr Liz Bacon, Head of School, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Greenwich

  • Dr Andreas Schwab MEP, EPP Group Co-ordinator, EP Internal Market Committee (tbc)


Rapporteur:

  • Dr Andreas Tegge, Economy Vice-President, Government Affairs, SAP Brussels; Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 11 on the Digital Economy


Geographic Limits of the European Union and Neighbourhood Policy - Working Group 10

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • Ioannis Kasoulides MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Working Group 'Foreign Affairs', EPP Group in the EP


Guest Speaker:

  • Dr Sali Ram Berisha, Prime Minister, Albania

  • Dr Walburga Habsburg Douglas, President, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly


Panellists:

  • Kenneth Weinstein, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Institute, Washington DC

  • Dr Manfred Scheich, Ambassador, former permanent representative of Austria to EU (AIES)

  • Eka Tkeshelashvili, Secretary, National Security Council

  • Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Chairman, Schuman Foundation

  • Alberto Carnero, International Director, FAES, Madrid



Rapporteur:

  • Staffan Jerneck, Director, CEPS, Brussels; Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 10 on the Geographical Limits of the European Union and Neighbourhood Policy

13.15 - 14.45 Buffet Lunch

Spark's Restaurant, Hilton Vienna Hotel, Ground Floor


14.45 - 16.30 Special Panel Discussion 2:

Global Economic Recovery

(Working Group 2 - the Economic and Financial Crisis, & Working Group 5 - Economic Globalisation)

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP, Head of Polish Delegation, EPP Group in the EP


Panellists:

  • Professor André Sapir, Professor of Economics, ULB, Brussels

  • Jakob von Weizsäcker, Bruegel, Brussels

  • Eric Chaney, Chief Economist, AXA Group

  • Professor Dr Bernhard Felderer, Institut f. höhere Studien, Vienna

  • Dr Peter Jungen, President, European Enterprise Institute, Brussels; Co-Chairman, Economic and Social Policy Committee, EPP

  • Dr Hanns Glatz, Delegate of the Board of Management, Daimler; Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 5 on Economic Globalisation


Policy Implication

  • Dr Viviane Reding, European Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Media


Rapporteur:

  • Ross Walker, Chief Economist, European Markets, RBS

16.30 - 16.45 Coffee break



16.45 - 18.30 Policy Roundtables - Session 3

Making Europe a Safer Place - Working Group 7

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • Jaime Mayor Oreja MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Political Strategy and the European Ideas Network, EPP Group in the EP



Panellists:

  • Walid Phares, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington DC

  • Rogelio Alonso, Professor of Political Science, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid

  • Michael Gahler MEP, EPP Group Co-ordinator, EP Security and Defence Sub-Committee


Rapporteur:

  • Anthony Glees, Professor of Politics, Buckingham University; Director; Buckingham University Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies; Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 7 on Making Europe a Safer Place




Farming and Food Safety - Working Group 12

Mahler Room (FR, EN, DE)


Chairman:

  • Lord Inglewood, former MEP; Chairman, Carr's Milling Industries plc


Panellists:

  • Meurig Raymond, Deputy President, UK National Farmers' Union

  • Jean Michel Debrat, Deputy Director General, Agence Française de Développement

  • Frédéric Allemand, Professor, Sciences Po, Paris


Rapporteur:

    • Tim Beyer Helm, Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 12 on Farming and Food Safety

19.30 Buses depart from the Hilton Hotel

19.45 - 22.30 Cocktail followed by Dinner - Keynote Speech

Palais Pallavicini, Josefplatz 5, 1010 Vienna (FR, EN, DE)
Guest speaker:


  • Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament; former Prime Minister of Poland (1997-2001)


Hosted by:

  • Ioannis Kasoulides MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Working Group 'Foreign Affairs', EPP Group in the EP



Vote of thanks:

  • Paulo Rangel MEP, Vice-Chairman, responsible for Relations with National Parliaments, EPP Group in the EP

22.30 Transfers to hotel(s) by bus



SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER
8.30 - 10.00 EIN Review Meeting : for Working Group Chairmen, Rapporteurs and representatives of Centre-Right Think- Tanks and Political Foundations

Mahler Room (EN, ES)


Closing Debates:

10.00 - 11.30 1. Report on Europe: Proposals for freedom

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:


Guest speaker:

  • José María Aznar, former Spanish Prime Minister; President of FAES


Panellists:

  • Christophe Leclerq, Publisher and Founder, EurActiv.com

  • Robert Manchin, Managing Director, The Gallup Organisation Europe; Professor, College of Europe, Bruges

  • Michael Fleischhacker, Editor, Die Presse

  • Dr Dietmar Halper, Director, Political Academy, Austrian Peoples Party



Rapporteur:

  • Daniele Mariani, Cutlure project coordinator of "ISTESS" center of studies, Italy



11.30 - 13.00 2. The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

(Working Group 11 - Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance)

Park Congress Room (FR, EN, DE, IT, ES)


Chairman:

  • HE Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui, former Ambassador to South Africa, former Secretary of State for the Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Spain


Guest speaker:

  • Vincente Fox Quesada, co-President of Centrist Democrat International; former President of Mexico

Panellists:

  • Claude-France Arnould, Director of Strategy, European Council

  • Dr Razeen Sally, Senior Lecturer, International Relations, LSE

  • Julio Borges, President, "Primero Justicia"

  • Dr Werner Fasslabend, President, Political Academy of the Austrian Peoples Party

  • Christopher J Hoh, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Vienna


Rapporteur:

  • Dr Roland Freudenstein, Head of Research, Centre for European Studies; Rapporteur, EIN Working Group 11 on Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance

12.00 onwards Transfers to Vienna Airport by bus


13.00 - 14.00 Buffet Lunch

Klimt Ballroom, Hilton Vienna Hotel, 1st Floor






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