Political perspectives and discussion

Welcome session: Inlet ZOOM virtual Room at 8.45 am, 10th of July 2020

Presentations of the conference participants on an interactive Europe map (Padlet-tool)

Please join the main session afterwards (separate link)


9:30 – 9:45 Welcome speeches

Speakers: Carmen Stadelhofer, President of ILEU/DANET

Martin Bendel, first mayor of the City of Ulm

Dr. Andreas Weber, Head of the Education Department Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

9:45 – 9:55 Introduction: Background information about the conference and the Danube-Networkers

Speaker: Carmen Stadelhofer, President of ILEU/DANET e.V.

Political perspectives and discussion

9:55 – 10:00 Short questionaire through the mentimeter-tool

10:00 – 10:15 Brief Statement: European cooperation and opportunities for all ages: future perspectives

Speaker: Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

10:15 – 10:30 Brief statement: The significance of the Danube Region for Europe

Speaker: Theresa Schopper, State Minister of Baden-Württemberg and Secretary of State for policy coordination

10:30 – 11:00 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?

Speaker: Karl-Heinz Lambertz, former president of the European Committee of Regions

11:00 – 11:30 Round of questions from the audience/ Short questionaire through Mentimeter-tool

11:30 – 12:00 Short break