The conference in Munich, part of a series of events to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of our namesake, aims to showcase Otto von Habsburg’s work for a united, social, Christian and subsidiarity-based Europe and to assess his rich political legacy. The two keynote speakers will be Theo Waigel, former Federal Minister of Finance and former President of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), and Ernő Schaller-Baross, Member of the European Parliament, Ministerial Commissioner and member of the Board of Trustees of our Foundation.
Date: 14 November 2022 (Monday) 17.00
Venue: Office of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (Lazarettstr. 33 80636 Munich)
17.00 Welcoming speeches
MARKUS FERBER, MEP, President of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS)
GERGELY PRŐHLE, Director of the Otto von Habsburg Foundation, former Ambassador
Legacy of a political life. Otto von Habsburg’s message for the challenges of today.
THEO WAIGEL, former Federal Finance Minister and former President of the CSU
Otto von Habsburg and his significance for Central Europe.
ERNŐ SCHALLER-BAROSS, Member of the European Parliament, Ministerial Commissioner, Prime Minister’s Office
18.15 Roundtable discussion
Value-based policy in turbulent times. Perspectives for the early 21st century.
Participants: EVA DEMMERLE, Historian, former Head of Office and Press Secretary of Otto von Habsburg; MARKUS FERBER, President of the HSS, Member of the European Parliament; STEFAN HABÖCK, Member of the Presidency of the Austrian Pan-European Union; GERGELY PRŐHLE, Director of the Otto von Habsburg Foundation
Moderation: SUSANNE HORNBERGER, Head of Communications and Public Relations, Hanns Seidel Foundation
19.30 Closing remarks