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Pro Europe – Austrian Embassy Series

Tritscher, Brix

On Friday, June 14, 2013 the Austrian Embassy in London organized another successful event as part of its popular “pro Europe – Austrian Embassy Series ”.

Following an introduction of Emil Brix, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United Kingdom, Jacqueline Minor – Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK, Stefan Windberger – Sustainable Future Campaign and Klaus Tritscher - EnTri Consulting delivered presentations illustrating the challenging issue of “Communicating Sustainability. A good reason for more Europe?” from very different angles.

Whereas Mrs. Minor gave a general overview of the complexity to promote sustainability within a European Union consisting of 27 (soon 28) different countries, Stefan Windberger emphasized the key issues discussed in the newly released book “Communicating Sustainability” (ISBN 978-3-205-78817-1, published by Josef Mantl, Alexander Ochs and Marc Pacheco) and impressed the audience with his personal experience as volunteer in the office of Muhammad Yunus, receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his efforts to create economic and social development through microcredits in Bangladesh. Klaus Tritscher highlighted the rise (and fall?) of the European solar industry, commentating and comparing measurements of individual EU member countries in regard to their effects on the local and international markets.

The event was rounded up by an intensive question & answer session, under the proven moderation of Ambassador Brix, who could demonstrate his diplomatic skills by shifting the heated discussion away from the crowded conference room (more than 60 participants registered) towards cool refreshments waiting for the participants next door.

Congratulations again to the team of the Austrian Embassy in London for this successful event & all the best for the following events – an interesting forum to gain insight into manifold European subjects combined with an excellent networking opportunity.