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An ongoing formation event of the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae
 Vienna, November 15-17, 2013
During the last world congress of Jesuit Alumni/ae Father General, Adolfo Nicolas SJ, once again invited the alumni/ae to be men and women of depth, with and for others – wherever they might be.

For most of the alumni/ae the place where they are is first and foremost defined by their family life and their professional life. Those two environments are the main focuses of their every day life, and for that reason this is also the place where they really can be men and woman of depth, men and women with others and men and women for others.

The European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae acknowledges this reality and wants to provide alumni/ae from all over Europe with more opportunities to enable them to fulfil their wish to be those men and women, and to stay in touch with the spirit of the Society of Jesus which once took the responsibility of their education.

Fully aware of the diversity of professional backgrounds in which alumni/ae can be active, the Confederation is launching an inaugural experiment by organising an ongoing formation event, specially aimed at alumni/ae who are professionally active in the medical sector.

From Friday evening, November 15, till Sunday noon, November 17, 2013, a weekend is planned in Vienna (Kardinal König Haus, Kardinal-König-Platz 3, 1130 Vienna) on the topic “Ethics are at home in banking and finance”. Some 30 professionals from all over Europe will discuss topics of practical, scientific, ethical and spiritual interest regarding the meta-technical aspects of the practice of the banking and finance sector. The discussions will be preceded by an introduction by a professional and/or an academic. The scientific committee of the seminar consists of Prof. Paul de Grauwe (LSE), Mr Emmanuel de Lutzel (VP Social Business BNP Paribas), Dr Bernulf Bruckner (Liquidity Research Training and Consulting), Dr. Magdalena Holztrattner (Director, The Catholic Social Academy of Austria) and Fr Frank Turner SJ (Jesuit European Social Centre).

Although this event is primarily aimed at alumni/ae who are professionally active in the sectors of banking and finance, it is also open to non-alumni/ae with a similar professional background, who are interested in the topics that will be discussed and to students in disciplines that prepare for a professional activity in this sector.

The participation fee will be limited to 150 € pp, including four meals (lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Friday and Saturday). Hotels and travel should be booked individually. However, 16 individual rooms and 3 double rooms have been booked at the Kardinal König Haus itself. If you want to use one of these rooms, please let us know with your inscription.

Detailed Program

Friday, November 15th
            18.00:  Arrival at Kardinal König Haus
19.00: Welcome, introductory remarks
20.30: Dinner 

Saturday, November 16th

            9.15: Prof. Paul de Grauwe: Regulation and De-Regulation
            9.45: Discussion
            10.45: Coffee break
11.05: Dr Bernulf Bruckner:  Enterprises without Banks? An Outlook on the Future of
                        SME Funding in Europe.
                        Financial Concerns.
11.35: Discussion
12.30: Lunch
14.00: Dr Magdalena Holztrattner: Don’t forget the Poor! Ethical Remarks on
14.30: Discussion
15.30: Coffee break
15.50: Emmanuel de Lutzel: Microfinance as an Alternative
16.20: Discussion
18.00: End of working sessions
19.00: Optional celebration of the Eucharist
20.30: Dinner in the Altkalksburger Club

Sunday, November 17th
           9.30: Frank Turner SJ: Positive Engagement and the Way Out
           10.00: Discussion
           11.00: Coffee break
11.20: General discussion – Exchange about a second weekend in 2014 or 2015
12.15: Closing remarks
12.30: Lunch for those remaining in Vienna
14.00: Short tourist program for those who want

Inscription Procedure:
Please notify the president of your national alumni/ae federation of your interest in this programme before November 3, 2013. While we will do our very best, we can’t guarantee that everybody will be able to participate in the programme, as the participation is limited up to 30 people. We will confirm your participation or your presence on a waiting list at the latest by October 1. An inscription is only considered definitive if the participation fee has been paid.


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