15 May 2024 – ETHICS FORUM >> Bamberg Saal Villach

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06:00 p.m.Bambergsaal Villach and online via Facebook & Youtube
Opening Talk: Europe and its EnemiesHours of Truth
Or: How many lies can the truth take?
Czech author and translator Radka Denemarková in conversation with Renata Schmidtkunz, ORF Vienna
07:00 p.m.Bambergsaal VillachOpening reception for speakers, moderators and invited guestsGreeting and reception:
Growth and more for advanced users.
With Governor Peter Kaiser, Carinthian Parliament's President Reinhart Rohr, DRF-President Hannes Swoboda et al.


16 May 2024 – EUROPEAN FORUM >> Tolerance Center Fresach

StartPlaceFrameSubjectSpeakers, Authors & Guests
Evang. Church
OpeningEurope on the eve of the elections
What is really true?
With DRF-President Hannes Swoboda, DRF-Chairman Manfred Sauer, Carinthian Federal President Reinhart Rohr
Evang. Church
Literary InterventionWhat's wrong with the World:
What's wrong with the Truth?
"Intro without AI" by Evelyn Bubich, IG Autorinnen Autoren
Evang. Church
Political AnalysisThe Whole Truth
Prospects for a new Media policy
Opening speech by Armin Thurnher, newspaper editor and essayist
Tolerance CenterEuropean Forum I
Politics & Society

Europe, Choice & Truth
What populists want and how they obscure reality
Panel discussion with Horst Pirker, Armin Thurnher, Julya Rabinowich, Matthew Karnitschnig. Moderation: Susanne Schnabl-Wunderlich (ORF)
Tolerance CenterEuropean Forum II
Democracy and fundamental rights
Truth and Reality
How modern technologies manipulate politics and people
With demokracy researchers Günther Ogris, Larissa Krainer, Alice Pechriggl, Peter Reichl. Moderation: Peter Fritz (ORF)
FresachAfternoon BreakAfternoon BreakAfternoon Break
Tolerance CenterTalk
Meaning & Values
Loyalty and Reliability
The biblical meaning of the concept of truth
The theologian and media scientist Claudia Paganini in conversation with Thomas Cik (Kleine Zeitung)
Tolerance CenterEuropean Forum III
Reporters without Borders
True Lies | False Stories
Strategies and measures to defend against disinformation and manipulation
Panel discussion with Udo Bachmair, Claudia Paganini, Antonia Gössinger, Fritz Hausjell, Valerie Schmid, moderated by Thomas Cik (Kleine Zeitung).
Tolerance CenterFestival of Tolerance
Award Ceremony
Committed to the Truth: European Tolerance Award 2024 for Human Rights of the City of VillachAnnouncement and awarding.
Private housesFestival of Tolerance
Kitchen & Chimney Talks
Real Lies and false Truths
Literary Interventions
With Alexander Peer, Gerald Krieghofer and others, participants #ETG24.


17 May 2024 – ECONOMIC FORUM >> Tolerance Center Fresach

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09:00 a.m.Tolerance CenterLecture
Click: Dealing with uncertainty
How we stay in control and make the right decisions in a digital world.
Management consultant Michael Paul in conversation with the psychologist and risk researcher Gerd Gigerenzer
10:00 a.m.Tolerance CenterBreakBreakBreak
10:30 a.m.Tolerance CenterEconomic Forum I
Eonomy & Law
How much does truth cost?
How the transformation of the economy can succeed.
The tax adviser Alfred Brogyányi and EU-expert Hatto Käfer in conversation with Sonja Sagmeister
12:00 a.m.FresachLunchtimeLunchtimeLunchtime
02:00 p.m.Tolerance CenterLecture
Artificial Intelligence
The truth of digitization machines:
About the loss of physicality.
With Computer scientist and philosopher Peter Reichl
02:30 p.m.Tolerance CenterEconomic Forum II
People & Powers
Transparent Future | More Truth?
How digital transformation is changing our reality
With Peter Reichl, former banker Elisabeth Faller, Digital expert Stefan Dreisiebner a.o. Moderation: Alexander Peer.
03:30 p.m.FresachBreakBreakBreak
04:30 p.m.Tolerance CenterLecture
Regional development
Myth & Truth:
Carinthia in real data and false facts
With economist Norbert Wohlgemuth.
05:00 p.m.Tolerance CenterEconomic Forum III
Politics & Truth
Truth in Politics (as a business)
Dealing with statistics and other fairy tales.
Panel discussion with economist Norbert Wohlgemuth, political scientist Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle, social researcher Günther Ogris, MP Peter Weidinger, MinRat Markus Pasterk. Moderation: Roland Gruber.
06:30 p.m.Tolerance CenterYoung Poetry SlamLouder Lies | Quiet Scam:
The truth is different.
Young authors face the audience voting, moderated by Lukas Hofbauer.


18 May 2024 – POETS FORUM >> Gasthaus “zum Wirt”

StartPlaceFrameSubjectSpeakers, Authors and Guests
12.00 a.m.
Gasthaus "Zum Wirt"Tolerance Breakfast
Poets' Forum
Truth in the outlook: Authors discuss with contemporaries. Open house.Get-together with authors, students, interested participants and visitors.
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