Vaccination – a scarce good?

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Debating Europe Live Discussion from Burgtheater

“No one is safe before we are all safe”, warn international organizations of the vaccine nationalism that has emerged in the whole world. With the Covid vaccines available for now, urgent new questions arised: Who determines which countries and population groups have access to a vaccine? Do we need a global vaccination strategy to win the race against the spread of mutations? What lessons can we learn from previous pandemics and the history of vaccination?

With Katharina T. Paul, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna, Barbara Prainsack, Professor for Comparative Policy Analysis and Member of the ethics committee in the fields of Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Vienna, Marcus Bachmann, Advocacy and Humanitarian Affairs Represenative, Doctors without Borders, Ursula Wiedermann-Schmidt, Professor of Vaccinology and Head of the Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna.

Chaired by Shalini Randeria, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna.


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Live Stream starts at 11 a.m. on 14 March 2021 – German only

Debating Europe – Europa im Diskurs

This series of public morning debates brings leading politicians, scientists and intellectuals on to the stage of Vienna’s Burgtheater to discuss topical issues of political and social relevance. This long-standing event is a collaborative production of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)BurgtheaterERSTE Foundation and Austrian daily Der Standard.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.