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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Brief Statement: European cooperation and opportunities for all ages: future perspectives
Theresa Schopper, State Minister of Baden-Württemberg and Secretary of State for political coordination
Brief statement: The significance of the Danube Region for Europe
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, former president of the European Committee of Regions
Keynote speech: Cross-border cooperation in social affairs has proven to be particularly difficult due to the system differences in the neighbouring countries. How can the EU help to solve these problems?
Gisela Erler, the State Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation, State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.