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Subsidiarity Conference

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15.11.2018 - 16.11.2018
Bregenz
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Conference "Subsidiarity as a building principle of the European Union" from 15 to 16 November 2018 in Bregenz

The principle of subsidiarity is a crucial cornerstone of our common Europe. This means that the European Union has to work on solutions for big challenges – such as migration, security and climate change. At the same time, the EU has to take a step back when it comes to questions where member states or regions are in a better position to take decisions. A consistent application of this principle would allow to bring the European Union closer to its citizens and improve their trust in the EU.

Within the framework of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Austria wants to seize this occasion and discuss, together with representatives from politics, experts and citizens, how a common understanding of the term "subsidiarity" can be found and how this principle can be applied consistently.

 

Media Events

Thursday 15 November 2018

10:00 – 20:00

Opening hours of the media centre and for media accreditation (media accreditation closes at 18:00)

Venue: Bregenz Festival House (Festspielhaus Bregenz), Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1, 6900 Bregenz (the acreditation desk is located to the right of the main entrance)

14:00 – 14:30 

Opening by

  • Markus Wallner, Governor of Vorarlberg
  • Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor

Venue: Bregenz Festival House, Seestudio

Languages: German and English with simultaneous interpretation
Moderator of the entire event will be Nadja Bernhard.

19:30 

Dinner organised by Markus Wallner, Governor of Vorarlberg

Venue: Bregenz Festival House, Great Hall (Großer Saal)

Friday 16 November 2018

07:30 – 15:30 

Opening hours of the media centre and for media accreditation
(media accreditation closes at 11:30)

09:30 – 10:00 

Welcome to the political segment by Gernot Blümel, Federal Minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media

Keynote speech by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission and Chairman of the Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and “Doing Less More Efficiently”

Moderator of the entire event will be Nadja Bernhard.

11:00 

Concluding statements by Federal Minister Gernot Blümel
Venue: Bregenz Festival House, Seestudio

Languages: German and English with simultaneous interpretation

11:30 

PRESS CONFERENCE with

  • Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Gernot Blümel, Federal Minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media
  • Markus Wallner, Governor of Vorarlberg

Languages: German and English with simultaneous interpretation

Venue: Media Centre, Saal Bodensee hall

12:00 

Lunch hosted by Gernot Blümel, Federal Minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media

Venue: Seefoyer

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