Saturday, 10th November

  Congress moderation:
Kate Seiringer
International Language Services, Austria
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome Speeches EWMD

Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek
Federal Minister for Women and Civil Services, Austria
09:30 - 10:30
Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Josef Hochgerner
Head of Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI Austria)
Burning Platform – Status quo and challenges in Europe and worldwide – necessity for change
Social Innovation as future oriented approach –
What exactly is social innovation? What is the theory behind it? Which areas are covered?

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Case Studies – Successful projects to illustrate the benefit of Social Innovation

Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish
Chairman SEKEM, Egypt, former winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize
SEKEM – a sustainable development initiative in Egypt, initiated by Dr. Abouleish in 1977

Carmen Niethammer
International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, USA

The IFC’s Women in Business-Program

Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy
Founder of MonNetA-foundation, Germany
Complementary currencies as a pathway to create new, sustainable monetary systems

12:30 - 13:30 Valerie Keller, MBA
CEO of Veritas, Associate Fellow of Oxford University, Said Business School, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2012
The impact women’s empowerment and diverse teams can make as success factors in social innovation processes
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch Break & Networking
15:00 - 16:00 Presentations & Workshop Sessions | Applied Social Innovation | Good Practice

Ms Ufuk Tarhan
Digital Futurist, Strategist, Blogger, Founder of M-GEN, Turkey
Developing mindsets to shape the future the way we wish it to be


Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy
Founder of MonNetA-foundation, Germany
Complementary currencies as a pathway to create new, sustainable monetary systems


Apl. Prof.in Dr.in phil Felizitas Sagebiel
University of Wuppertal, Germany
Changing the perception of engineering professions towards future demands esp. by deconstructing & transforming gender stereotypes

Maga Andrea Höglinger
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Austria
The Strategy of Social Innovation in HORIZON 2020 and within FFG as an innovative funding agency

DIin Ursula Spannberger
Architect and Mediator EWMD Austria, Chairwoman EWMD chapter Salzburg, Austria
SPACE.VALUE analysis – Social Sustainability in Architecture
Create Space – Create Value


Maga Katharina Kronsteiner, Wien
Introducing the concept of the Economy for the Common Good
How it works. How to take part in it.
How to create your own Economy for the Common Good - Balance – no matter if you are a global player, a midsize company or a one-person-self-employed-mini-enterprise

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Worldcafe: How to enable social innovation
18:00 - 18:30 Presentation of 10 Key Requirements for Social Innovation, outcome of workshops
18:30 - 19:00
 Summary & Outlook
20:00  Dinner