Time To Decide

Europe Summit 2023






ERSTE Foundation and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) cordially invite you to attend the Time to Decide Europe Summit 2023 on May 16 at Erste Campus in Vienna.

This one-day conference came into being last year in the context of the shock of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Time to Decide Europe Summit was an integral part of the thoughts and actions that started to deal with the crisis in political, economic, and social terms.


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We would be delighted if you would join us this year as we continue the conversations and debates, with prominent thinkers, and renowned political scientists and economists. Together they will seek to untangle the urgent questions facing us today as well as offering insights on the future of Europe.

Our three thematic sessions will focus respectively on “The Unbearable Lightness of Power: Europe, Geo-politics and the War in Ukraine”, “Challenges to European Democracy: Fear, Loathing and Hope” and “Fueling the Future: Economy, Energy and Environment”.

Date: Tuesday, 16 May, 2023
Time: 1.30 – 7.30 pm
Venue: Grand Hall, ERSTE Campus, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna
Organisers: ERSTE Foundation, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)

The event will be held in English only.

Registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite: Time To Decide Europe Summit 2023 Tickets

Please find detailed summit programme at Time to Decide – ERSTE Stiftung

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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.