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PROGRAMME

 

SUNDAY 1 JUNE

17:00 SESSION I: WELCOME & INTRODUCTION  

17.00 - 17.40 WELCOME MESSAGES

CHAIR: MIROSLAV POLZER, Head of Austrian Research Liaison Office Ljubljana (video)

Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia (video)

Janez Podobnik, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, on behalf of Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia (video)

Peter Volasko, R&D programme coordinator of the Slovenian EU Council presidency, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Slovenia (video)

Emilio Rui Vilar, President of the Board of Trustees, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and EFC Chair (as of June 2008)  (video)

Rainer Höll, Robert Bosch Stiftung (video)

Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC (video)

17.40 - 20.00 THEMATIC INTRODUCTION

CHAIR: EMILIO RUI VILAR, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian & European Foundation Centre

 

Mike Harrison, Oxford University Centre for the Environment and King's College, University of London

-Climate Change - An Unprecedented Challenge to Mankind and its Implications for Global Science - Society Relations   (ppt)  (video)

  

Jerome C. Glenn, Director of the- Millennium Project -of the World Federation of UN Associations

-Institutional and Technological Innovations to address Climate Change (ppt) (video)

  

Peter McGrath, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste

-Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors - Filling Gaps in Scientific Knowledge and Capacity (ppt)  (video)

  

Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General, Volkswagen Stiftung and EFC Chair (June 2006 - May 2008)

-European perspectives on the new challenges for global philanthropy (ppt)   (video)

  

Kristin Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Council on Foundations

-International giving and inter-institutional cooperation/partnering: US foundation trends (ppt) (video)

Discussion (video)

 

20:00 RECEPTION WITH CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT hosted by Sandi Cesko, Director of Studio Moderna www.studio-moderna.com

 

MONDAY 2 JUNE

  09:00 - 10:30 SESSION II: PHILANTHROPY CHALLENGED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

CHAIR: GERRY SALOLE, Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre   (video)

 

Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

-Tackling climate change - time for an end for philanthropic institutions -business as usual- attitude   (ppt)   (video)

  

Raphael Cuvelier, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

-Foundations taking on Global Issues like Climate Change - A Newcomer's Perspective (ppt)  

  

Harriet Williams, JMG Foundation

-Where the Green Grants Went - Patterns of UK Funding for Environmental Issues  (ppt) (video)

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION III: PHILANTHROPISTS AS PARTNERS FOR FUNDING OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION & CAPACITY-BUILDING

CHAIR: TOMAŽ BOH, Slovenian Research Agency  

 

Cor Katerberg, Dutch Ministry of Education

-Culture and Science Partnering of -European Commission with Philanthropy/Foundations with regard to Research Funding: Policy Coordination Challenges (ppt) (video)

  

Edvard Kobal, Slovenian Science Foundation & Tomaž Bole, Association of Slovenian Foundations (video)

-Developing a Culture of Philanthropic Giving for Research and Scientific Capacity Building:

The Slovenian Case

  

Sara Farley, Science and Technology Strategist - Consultant to World Bank, UNCTAD & UNIDO, New York

-Philanthropists'/Donors' Support to Innovation, Science, and Technology in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and its Implications for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation  (ppt) (video)

  

Discussion (video)

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCHBREAK & Know-how Exchange / Exhibition

14:00 - 15:00 SESSION IV: AWARDS AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE  

CHAIR: BLAŽ GOLOB, Director of the Centre for eGovernance Development for South East Europe (video)

Kornelia Kirchweger (video) & Christoph Winterbacher, GEG Werbung   (video)

-The Energy Globe Award

 

Miroslav Polzer, Head of Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana and Secretary General of International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI

-Presentation of the Outline of a -Global Challenges World Cup - Climate Protection World Cup (ppt)  (video)

 

Discussion - brainstorming session on how awards may be used as an incentive for foundations to take up climate change activities and on related coordination/knowledge management issues (video),(video-presentation: Nina Stros); (video-presentation: Marko Komac)

15:00 - 15:30 COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK  

15:30 - 17:00 SESSION V: THE NEED FOR INNOVATIVE PHILANTHROPIC ENGAGEMENT AND FOR ENGAGING NEW ACTORS AND UNUSUAL MECHANISMS

CHAIR: ANA JAKIL, Austrian Federal Chancellery & Bled Forum on Europe Association & International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)(video)

 

Vlado Dimovski, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Balkan Children and Youth Foundation

-Philanthropic initiatives in new EU member states  (ppt) (video)

  

Josef Hochgerner, Scientific Director, Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna

-Knowledge-based social innovations and the need for new forms of partnerships   (ppt) (video)

  

Evert Kok, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

-Innovation for Sustainable Development: UNIDO's Approach    (ppt) (video)

 

20:00 DINNER

TUESDAY 3 JUNE

09:00 - 11:30 SESSION VI: PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This session aims at providing space for interaction, idea incubation and partnership development.

TOPICS:

  • Suggestion to Establish a "Global Forum on Philanthropy and Research/Education Funding"(UNESCO, TWAS, et al.)

  • Engagement of Philanthropists/Foundations in "Global Energy Network and Information System" developed by Millennium Project of the World Federation of UN Associations

  • Identification of Climate Change RTD funding Gaps on the Basis of EU-FP7 INCO-NET Projects` Information System on National RTD Policies and Programmes with Regard to Global Issues / Climate Change

  • Proposal for Establishing a Global Challenges Knowledge Centre (International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)

  • Philanthropists and Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Schemes for Building (Regional) Knowledge Societies

  • Reflections on The Slovenian EU Presidency Initiative Potocnik- Noordung Award for Donations to RTD Infrastructure Development in Western Balkan Countries

  • Philanthropists as Partners of Environmental and Development NGOs (especially with regard to Climate Change Awareness Raising, Scientific Capacity Building, examples from Western Balkan region etc.)

11:30 - 12:00 CONCLUSIONS & CLOSING REMARKS

END OF CONFERENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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