7TH CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL CITIZEN EDUCATION: New Paths to Social Inclusion for Safer Cities

Date(s) - 11.10.2016
09:00 - 16:30

The House of the European Union ,


9:15 am – Opening Speeches


  • Georg Pfeifer, Directorate-General for Communication Information Office in Austria, European Parliament:

Video message by Othmar Karas, Member of the European Parliament

9:30 am – Panel 1

“Social Inclusion for Safer Cities”

  • Hannes Swoboda, President of International Institute for Peace and Former MEP and City Counsellor for Urban Planning, Vienna
  • Yvonne Franz, Academy of Sciences, Inst. for Urban& Regional Research
  • -Ing.in Shams Asadi, Head of Human Rights Office, City of Vienna
  • Johannes de Haan, Urban Crime Prevention Officer, UNODC, Vienna
  • Michael Platzer, Academic Council on the United Nations System and Former Chief Operations UN Habitat, Nairobi
  • Dl Dr.in Karin Stieldorf, Technical University Vienna, TBC

Chair: Friedrich Däuble, Permanent Representative of Germany to UN Organisations, TBC

10:45 am – Coffee break

Children’s Choir European School Goldschlaggasse

11:00 am – Panel 2

Global Citizen Education as a Multicultural Tool for Peaceful and Inclusive Cities”

  • Doris Berki Uhrlir , Director of Europe School, Vienna,

“Teaching values of openness to foreign cultures, immigrants, and pluralism: a Vienna school as an example”

  • jur. habil. Sławomir Redo, Senior Adviser, ACUNS

“Kids’ stuff? – Justice education in a multicultural city”

  • Amer Albayati, Islam and Terror expert, President of ILMÖ

“Looking for new inroads into making culturally inclusive cities:
Vienna as a case in point“

  • Hannes Kolar, Director of Psychology Service, Office of Youth and Family, City of Vienna

“Use of technology for traumatised children”

  • Dr. Rita Haverkamp, Endowed Professor of Crime Prevention and Risk Management, Faculty of Law, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

“Pre-School Education in the Munich Kindergartens”

Chair: Elisabeth Riedl, WFWPI UN Office Vienna, Director

12:15 am – Lunch break

1:15pm – Panel 3

“Safe Cities, the Role of Parents towards Social Inclusion and a Healthy Society”

  • Stella A. Attakpah, MSc. Managing Director, Opportunity and Risk Management Institute, Ghana

“Self-development, an important factor in achieving sustainable development”

  • Belinda Mikosz, retired Director of Psychology Service, Office of Youth and Family, City of Vienna

“Different ways to provide quality education”

  • Josef Missethon Msc Med, Managing Director of Institute for Talent Development

“Young unaccompanied refugees: No parents – no chance? How stability, values and goals can create a safe society. Experiences from practice”

  • Hannes Kolar, Director of Psychology Service, Office of Youth and Family, City of Vienna

„Exbärte“ – Video guide for parents

Chair: Peter Haider, UPF Austria Director

2:30 pm – Coffee break

2:45 pm -Panel 4

“Core Value Pillars: Education of Heart, Enabling a Healthy Lifestyle,

Best Practices”

  • Maria Riehl, Founder of WFWP Austria

“Four Pillars of Love in a Family”

  • Richard Vereš, Mag. Marcela Magušinová, Educators in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia “Healthy Character Education at school“
  • Zita Kiedler, BEd Teacher, NMS Anton-Sattler-Gasse, Vienna

“Peer Mediation, a project in Junior High School”

  • E Wright, Programme Director, UNESCO Club Vienna,

“Peace lies in our Hands”

Chair:  Mamadou Kone, Master in European Studies, Consultant, Mali

4:00 pm – Boerse Café

Über den Autor

Founding member of WFWP-Austria