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SPEAKERS

Keynote: ''Global Citizenship'' by

H.E. Dr. Heinz Fischer

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Former President of Austria

Co-Chair of the Ban-Ki Moon Centre for Global Citizenship

Dr. Heinz Fischer

PANEL 1:  GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND GLOBAL CITIZENS: A NEW DEAL 

Global Citizenship promotes the idea of working towards a better world for all of mankind rather than playing zero-sum games where national interests are enforced at the cost of others. This idea was institutionalized in 1945, with the creation of the United Nations. Within such global governance, the international community was supposed to work for all citizens of the world, with the Agenda 2030 laying down ambitious Sustainable Development Goals for the improvement of lives worldwide. But the current crisis of multilateralism and the re-emergence of nationalism shows how much such institutions struggle to evoke a sense of global citizenship strong enough to overcome national interests.

However, the principles of global citizenship are alive and well at the grassroots level. With international NGOs, social movements and activists, a global civil society emerged, where global citizens fight for equality, sustainability and peace around the globe. In doing so, they often fill the gap left behind by the shortcomings of global governance. But what role can they play in spreading the ideas of global citizenship? And how can global governance support them?

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Director of Doctors Without Borders Austria

Laura Leyser

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Sara Pirker

Project Manager of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

Monika Froehler

CEO Ban-Ki Moon Centre for Global Citizens

Matthias Jurek

Programme Management Officer UN Environmental Program

PANEL 2:  BIG TECH & ITS IMPACT ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

The world is moving closer together, and one main driver of this development is technology. Social media platforms transcend borders and redefine the way we communicate. Algorithms determine what we see on these social media platforms – they ease our web navigation, but can lock us into filter bubbles, enhancing the polarization of opinions. This has implications for our democracies, just as smart surveillance and artificial intelligence have in public service. Big tech wields the power to both empower and control citizens, but democratic institutions have difficulties in enacting oversight. 

This panel will explore to what extent technology can act as a catalyst for the idea of global citizenship. Equally, the panel will address the challenges governments and citizens are facing in trying to incorporate these new technologies into their democratic frameworks.

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President of quintessenz

Georg Markus Kainz

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Dorothee Ritz

General Manager of Microsoft Austria

Lead International Relations at Digitalisation Agency Austria

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Dorothee Ritz

Rainhard Fuchs

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Rainhard Fuchs

Lead International Relations at Digitalisation Agency Austria

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Max Harnoncourt

Board Member at Liquid Participation

GOOD QUESTIONS, GOOD ANSWERS

Highly specialized experts will reply to one single question on the future of Global Citizenship.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Participants will have the chance to engage in interactive debates on the following topics:

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DDr. Melanie Sully

Director of Go-Governance

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Luca Bücken

Senior Advisor for Global Strategy and Policy to UN High-Level Commissioner Dr. Alaa Murabit

Via Video: Julia Kloiber

Senior Fellow bei Mozilla Foundation

Co-Founder of Code for Germany

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Marianne Schlögl

Manager Strategic Partnerships at Erste Stiftung

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SESSION 2:

INNOVATION IN URBAN LIFE

SESSION 1:

PARTICIPATION IN DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES

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Max Harnoncourt

Max Harnoncourt

Board Member at Liquid Participation

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Dr. Eugen Antalovsky

Managing Director at Urban Innovation Vienna

SESSION 3:

CHANGES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

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Professor & Consultant

Women, Conflict Studies and Development

Dr. Brigitte Holzner

Participants will have the chance to engage in interactive debates on the following topics:

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

On Saturday, participants will produce recommendations in the following workshops: 

 


 

WORKSHOP 2: 

INNOVATION IN URBAN LIFE

WORKSHOP 1:

PARTICIPATION IN DIGITAL DEMOCRACIES

The workshop will analyze best-practice examples of digital participation in democracies. Participants will apply their knowledge gathered during the first conference day in order to design a vision for the future of digital democracies.

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Susanne Formanek

In this workshop, participants will design a blueprint for Vienna as a city for global citizens. They will identify future challenges of global cities, such as mobility, sustainability and community-building. 

President of Austrian Institute of Ecological and Healthy Building

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Elsa Lischka

Citizen Services 4.0 and Virtual Assistant Expert at BRZ

Katharina Eibensteiner

Advanced Analytics Expert at BRZ

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Wolfgang Janoschek

eParticipation Expert at BRZ

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Christoph Kirchberger

Coordinator of aspern.mobil LAB

Dr. Eugen Antalovsky

Managing Director at Urban Innovation Vienna

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