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Programme and press events

 

Thursday 26 January 2006, Friday 27 January 2006, Saturday 28 January 2006

 

Thursday, 26 January 2006

16.00

Press session on presentation of the book “Europa – eine Idee nimmt Gestalt an”
with Hans Brunmayr, Director-General for Press and Communication and Head of Protocol in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union (publisher)
Salzburg Congress Centre, Karajan Saal

16.30

Lecture followed by discussion "Quo vadis Europe – Challenges of European integration in the age of globalisation" with Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy
Salzburg University
Kapitelgasse 4, auditorium 230

Organiser: Salzburg University, European Commission Representation in Austria, in cooperation with the newspaper "Salzburger Nachrichten".

17.00

Presentation for the press of the audiovisual installation “Europe in Sight” – 5 digital media projects open up unexpected prospects, with Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
Salzburg Congress Centre, meeting point: ground floor

19.30:

Press conference with the President of the European Council, Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel and the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin

Salzburg congress centre, Karajan room (German/English/French interpretation)

 

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Friday, 27 January 2006

 

9.00 Beginning of the conference "The Sound of Europe"

Welcome and introduction
by the President of the European Council, Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel and
Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission

First panel and plenary discussion

"The European crisis. A sad sound?"

Keynote speech
Dominique de Villepin
French Prime Minister

Core Panel
Jan Peter Balkenende, Josep Borrell, David Cesarani, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Paul Michael Lützeler, Andrew Moravcsik, Dominique de Villepin

10.00 - 11.00

Discussion with Austrian schoolchildren on European political issues in the context of the project “Model European Parliament”
Mirabell Castle, Marble Room

Participants:
Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy
Paul Rübig, Member of European Parliament

Organiser: European Commission Representation in Austria and Model European Parliament

11.30

Press conference for the presentation of the book "Europa - der Staat, den keiner will" with the authors Franz Fischler and Christian Ortner in the restaurant „Stieglbräu“, Rainerstraße 14

Organiser: ecowin Verlag

Contact:
Barbara Brunner
Tel.: +43 6246 77308 or +43 664 3265977
e-mail: presse@ecowin.at

14.00

Second panel and plenary discussion

"What now? A new sound?"

Keynote speech
Javier Solana
Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union and High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

Core Panel:
Dora Bakoyannis, Bronislaw Geremek, Gilles Kepel, Mark Leonard, Dominique Moїsi, Ursula Plassnik, Anne-Marie Sigmund, Margot Wallström

Moderation: Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

18.00

Gala concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Großes Festspielhaus

21.45

Evening reception for conference participants given by the Governor of Salzburg, Gabriele Burgstaller, and the Mayor of the city of Salzburg, Heinz Schaden
Alte Residenz

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Saturday, 28 January 2006

9.00

Opening address
Federal President Heinz Fischer
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Third panel and plenary discussion

"Muses and Sirens"

Keynote speech:
Franz Welser-Möst,
Conductor

Core Panel
Jan Peter Balkenende, András Bozóki, Ján Figel’, Martin Kušej, Paavo Lipponen, Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann, Oliviero Toscani, Petros Markaris, Pat Cox

Moderator: Erhard Busek

11.30 Closing debate

"Conducting Europe" (broadcast live on ORF 2)

Panel:
Jan Peter Balkenende, José Manuel Barroso, Wolfgang Schüssel, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Matti Vanhanen, Paavo Lipponen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Jürgen Flimm

Moderator: Roger de Weck

13.00

Closing press conference with the President of the European Council, Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel, and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso
Karajan Room/Salzburg Congress Centre (interpretation: German, English, French)

14.00

Discussion with EU Commissioner Ján Figel' and members of the Salzburg arts and culture community on the subject "The impact of art and culture on the European identity. The EU and the cultural identity of the regions" in the Stiftskeller St. Peter, Felsenstube

Organiser: Culture Department of the Land Salzburg and European Commission Representation in Austria

15.30

Public debate: "Europe: Our expectations – our objectives"

with Josep Borrell Fontelles, President of the European Parliament, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Margot Wallström, President of the European Commission, responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy, Gabriele Burgstaller, Governor of Salzburg
Salzburg Congress Centre, Karajan Saal (Interpretation: German, English, French)

Organiser: Land Salzburg Europe Office, EuropeDirect Info Point Salzburg, European Commission Representation in Austria, in cooperation with the newspaper "Salzburger Nachrichten"

 

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Date: 09.05.2006