Freedom, Security, Solidariy. What comes first?

'überMorgen' - Socio-political discourse



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

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.