What kind of society do we want to be?
Freedom, Security, Solidarity: What comes first?
We are living in a free and safe society, in a well-functioning social state and in one of the most prosperous countries of the world. These achievements cannot be taken for granted- they need to be cared for and defended.
In which direction will our society develop when the need for security becomes stronger than the need for freedom? When parts of society stop perceiving themselves as a part of the whole. When solidarity is only applied to specific groups. What is the role of responsibility in this –towards ourselves and others?
Each event consists of two formats: the “Discourse at the table” and “Addressing controversies on stage”.
Programme, 22 May 2019
13.30 – 18.00
Discourse at the table
Martin Schenk (Diakonie Austria)
Dieter Feierabend (NEOS Lab)
Walter Feichtinger (Institute of Conflict Research)
18.00 – 19.30
Addressing controversies on stage
Philipp Blom (Historian)
Ulrike Guérot (Political scientist)
Georg Kapsch (Entrepreneur and president of IV)
Werner Kerschbaum (Austrian Red Cross)
Christian Ortner (Journalist)
Moderator: Helmut Brandstätter (Editor Austrian daily KURIER)
Cover picture: © Rotes Kreuz (Red Cross) / Sepp Gallauer
A joint initiative of Industriellenvereinigung, Austrian Red Cross and ERSTE Foundation