13th
SYMPOSIUM
DÜRNSTEIN
MARCH 14-16,
2024

What are we going to eat tomorrow? 
Questions about the future of nutrition

PROGRAM 2024

 

 

 

 

An overview of all lectures

Thursday, 14. März 2024

  • 05:30 -
  • 06:00 PM
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  • 06:00 -
  • 06:45 PM
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  • 07:00 PM
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Ursula Baatz, Curator of the Dürnstein Symposium.

 

  • 07:00 -
  • 08:30 PM
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Franz Essl, Associate Professor at the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, member of the Biodiversity Council and Scientist of the Year 2022. 
Otto Gasselich, Chairman of Bio Austria. 
Elisabeth Fabian, Assistant Physician at the Department of Internal Medicine 2 at Krems University Hospital and nutritionist.
Franz Raab, Director of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Agriculture.
Franz Sinabell, private lecturer at the University of Vienna and research associate at WIFO in the Environment, Agriculture and Energy research area.

  • 08:30 -
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Ending the evening with wine & bread. 

 

Moderation: Mari Lang, Journalist, ORF

 

Program subject to change.

Friday, 15. März 2024

  • 09:00 -
  • 09:20 AM
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Provost Petrus Stockinger.

 

  • 09:30 -
  • 10:45 AM
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Gunther Hirschfelder, Professor of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Regensburg, works on nutrition and agricultural research in cultural studies from a historical and contemporary perspective.

 

  • 10:45 -
  • 11:15 AM
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Break
  • 11:15 -
  • 11:45 AM
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Josef Settele, Head of the Department of Conservation Research at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. Researches the ecology of cultural landscapes, biodiversity, land use and socio-ecological systems.

 

  • 11:45 -
  • 12:15 PM
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Michael Succow, Prof. em., German biologist and agronomist.  Main areas of research are moorland ecology and nature conservation.

 

  • 12:15 -
  • 01:00 PM
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Isabella Lang, Managing Director and Education Officer of the mountain and small farmers' association Via Campesina,Thomas Resl, former Director of the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Mountain Farming, farmer and forester, Josef Settele, Michael Succow.

 

  • 01:00 -
  • 02:30 PM
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Break
  • 01:40 -
  • 02:30 PM
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  • 03:10 PM
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Martin Kainz, Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Research and Health at the University of Continuing Education Krems; and working group leader at the Lunz Water Cluster. Researches the functioning and health of freshwater ecosystems under different scenarios of global change.

  • 03:10 -
  • 03:35 PM
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Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz, Indigene Ëyuujk, Expertin für indigene Ernährungssysteme bei der FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization der Vereinten Nationen), forscht zu indigenem Wissen, Gender, Klimaschutz, sozialer Inklusion und Ernährung. 

 

  • 03:35 -
  • 04:00 PM
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Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General of FIAN International. The FoodFirst information and action network campaigns worldwide for the right to adequate food.

  • 04:00 -
  • 04:30 PM
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Break
  • 04:30 -
  • 04:45 PM
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Karl Bauer, Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land, Austrian Chamber of Agriculture.

 

  • 04:45 -
  • 05:00 PM
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Impulse Lecture
Food Alternatives

Christina Plank, Senior Scientist at the Institute of Development Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

 

  • 05:15 -
  • 06:00 PM
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Karl Bauer, Tania Martinez Cruz, Christina Kottnig, Sofia Monsalve and Christina Plank.

 

 

Moderation: Joachim Schwendenwein, Organizational consultant

Exhibition "Nutrition education for a nutritional turnaround": Students of the Catholic University of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems have dealt with sustainable eating and drinking, regional luxury foods and research on the global food situation as part of a course. Head: Sigrid Pohl, KPH Vienna/Krems.

Program subject to change.

Saturday, 16. März 2024

  • 09:00 -
  • 09:20 AM
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Provost Petrus Stockinger.

 

  • 09:30 -
  • 10:45 AM
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Hanni Rützler, Food trend researcher, nutritionist and health psychologist.

 

  • 10:45 -
  • 11:15 AM
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Break
  • 11:15 -
  • 11:25 AM
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Florian Tschandl, AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH, Head of Competence Center Food Chain.

 

  • 11:25 -
  • 11:35 AM
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Christian Prauchner, Chairman of the Federal Food Trade Committee.

 

  • 11:35 -
  • 11:45 AM
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Lisa Kernegger, Biologist, Head of Foodwatch Austria.

 

  • 11:45 -
  • 12:30 PM
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Lisa Kernegger, Christian Prauchner and Florian Tschandl .

 

  • 12:30 -
  • 01:30 PM
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Break
  • 01:30 -
  • 01:50 PM
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Kurt Remele, em. Prof. Institute for Ethics and Social Teaching at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in Graz. Researches social ethics, political ethics, environmental and animal ethics.

 

  • 01:50 -
  • 02:10 PM
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Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, Privatdozent for Spirituality Research (University of Vienna), Health Care Manager, researches monastic medicine and heads the Institute for Traditional European Medicine in Vienna.

 

  • 02:10 -
  • 02:30 PM
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Kurt Remele, Karl-Heinz Steinmetz and Publikum.

 

  • 02:30 -
  • 03:00 PM
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Break
  • 03:00 -
  • 03:40 PM
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Ille Gebeshuber, Professor of Physics at TU Wien with a focus on nanophysics and biomimetics.

 

  • 03:40 -
  • 04:30 PM
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Ille Gebeshuber, Ursula Baatz, Kurt Remele, Karl-Heinz Steinmetz. Moderation: Doris Helmberger-Fleckl, Editor in chief Die FURCHE.

 

Moderation: Joachim Schwendenwein, Organizational consultant

Exhibition "Nutrition education for a nutritional turnaround": Students of the Catholic University of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems have dealt with sustainable eating and drinking, regional luxury foods and research on the global food situation as part of a course. Head: Sigrid Pohl, KPH Vienna/Krems.

Program subject to change.

Thursday, 14. März 2024

  • 05:30 - 06:00 PM
  • Admission

  • 06:00 - 06:45 PM
  • Opening

  • 06:45 - 07:00 PM
  • Nourishing the world.

  • Ursula Baatz, Curator of the Dürnstein Symposium.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 07:00 - 08:30 PM
  • Food security in Austria.

  • Panel
  • Franz Essl, Associate Professor at the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, member of the Biodiversity Council and Scientist of the Year 2022. 
    Otto Gasselich, Chairman of Bio Austria. 
    Elisabeth Fabian, Assistant Physician at the Department of Internal Medicine 2 at Krems University Hospital and nutritionist.
    Franz Raab, Director of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Agriculture.
    Franz Sinabell, private lecturer at the University of Vienna and research associate at WIFO in the Environment, Agriculture and Energy research area.

  • 08:30
  • Get together.

  • Ending the evening with wine & bread. 

     

Friday, 15. März 2024

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 09:00 - 09:20 AM
  • Morning impulse in the collegiate Church.

  • Additional program
  • Provost Petrus Stockinger.

     

    • © Petra Esser
  • 09:30 - 10:45 AM
  • Consumers - Food - Consumer Behavior. Historical determinants of nutrition in the digital global society.

  • Lecture
  • Gunther Hirschfelder, Professor of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Regensburg, works on nutrition and agricultural research in cultural studies from a historical and contemporary perspective.

     

    • © Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ
  • 11:15 - 11:45 AM
  • Biodiversity, climate and nutrition - insights based on the findings and decisions of the World Climate and Biodiversity Councils.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Josef Settele, Head of the Department of Conservation Research at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. Researches the ecology of cultural landscapes, biodiversity, land use and socio-ecological systems.

     

    • © Stefan Schwill
  • 11:45 - 12:15 PM
  • Soil - the most endangered natural asset.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Michael Succow, Prof. em., German biologist and agronomist.  Main areas of research are moorland ecology and nature conservation.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 12:15 - 01:00 PM
  • Scarce commodity soil.

  • Panel
  • Isabella Lang, Managing Director and Education Officer of the mountain and small farmers' association Via Campesina,Thomas Resl, former Director of the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Mountain Farming, farmer and forester, Josef Settele, Michael Succow.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 01:40 - 02:30 PM
  • Guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the monastery "Discovering the Valuable".

  • Additional program
  • Provost Petrus Stockinger.

     

    • © privat
  • 02:30 - 03:10 PM
  • One World – One Water – One Health

  • Guided Tour
  • Martin Kainz, Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Research and Health at the University of Continuing Education Krems; and working group leader at the Lunz Water Cluster. Researches the functioning and health of freshwater ecosystems under different scenarios of global change.

  • 03:10 - 03:35 PM
  • Online: Old wines, new wineskins: Indigenous Peoples' knowledge systems and practices as key for sustainable food systems and planet.

  • Lecture
  • Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz, Indigene Ëyuujk, Expertin für indigene Ernährungssysteme bei der FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization der Vereinten Nationen), forscht zu indigenem Wissen, Gender, Klimaschutz, sozialer Inklusion und Ernährung. 

     

    • © Sofia Monsalve
  • 03:35 - 04:00 PM
  • Futures of Food. Which one do we want?

  • Lecture
  • Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General of FIAN International. The FoodFirst information and action network campaigns worldwide for the right to adequate food.

    • © LKÖ/APA - Fotoservice/Schedl
  • 04:30 - 04:45 PM
  • "The future of agriculture and nutrition in Austria - security of supply, self-sufficiency, legal requirements"

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Karl Bauer, Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land, Austrian Chamber of Agriculture.

     

    • © Joseph Krpelan
  • 04:45 - 05:00 PM
  • Food Alternatives

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Christina Plank, Senior Scientist at the Institute of Development Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

     

    • © Christina Kottnig
  • 05:00 - 05:15 PM
  • Good, clean and fair from the field to the plate: the Slow Food perspective for a sustainable, climate-friendly future of our nutrition and eating culture.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Christina Kottnig, Co-Chairwoman Slow Food Österreich.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 05:15 - 06:00 PM
  • Transformation of agriculture - a glocal process.

  • Panel
  • Karl Bauer, Tania Martinez Cruz, Christina Kottnig, Sofia Monsalve and Christina Plank.

     

     

Saturday, 16. März 2024

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 09:00 - 09:20 AM
  • Morning impulse in the collegiate Church.

  • Additional program
  • Provost Petrus Stockinger.

     

    • © Julietta Kunkel
  • 09:30 - 10:45 AM
  • Food culture in transition - between tradition & innovation.

  • Lecture
  • Hanni Rützler, Food trend researcher, nutritionist and health psychologist.

     

    • © Florian Tschandl
  • 11:15 - 11:25 AM
  • Climate change and food security.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Florian Tschandl, AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH, Head of Competence Center Food Chain.

     

  • 11:25 - 11:35 AM
  • Never before has there been such a high level of food security for consumers in the food trade

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Christian Prauchner, Chairman of the Federal Food Trade Committee.

     

    • © Katharina Schiffl
  • 11:35 - 11:45 AM
  • Served up? - The advertising scams and what's behind them.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Lisa Kernegger, Biologist, Head of Foodwatch Austria.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 11:45 - 12:30 PM
  • How secure are our foods?

  • Panel
  • Lisa Kernegger, Christian Prauchner and Florian Tschandl .

     

    • © Suzy Stoeckl
  • 01:30 - 01:50 PM
  • Fit for the future? About the consumption of of animals and animal products.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Kurt Remele, em. Prof. Institute for Ethics and Social Teaching at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in Graz. Researches social ethics, political ethics, environmental and animal ethics.

     

    • © Kati Bruder
  • 01:50 - 02:10 PM
  • God between stews - food ethics in the history of Christian spirituality.

  • Impulse Lecture
  • Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, Privatdozent for Spirituality Research (University of Vienna), Health Care Manager, researches monastic medicine and heads the Institute for Traditional European Medicine in Vienna.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 02:10 - 02:30 PM
  • Vegetarian? Vegan? Flexitarian? Meat?

  • Discussion
  • Kurt Remele, Karl-Heinz Steinmetz and Publikum.

     

    • © Foto Wilke
  • 03:00 - 03:40 PM
  • "What can we learn from nature? Biomimetics and nutrition - New scientific approaches to a sustainable future ".

  • Lecture
  • Ille Gebeshuber, Professor of Physics at TU Wien with a focus on nanophysics and biomimetics.

     

    • Klaus Ranger
  • 03:40 - 04:30 PM
  • Final discussion: An ethics of nutrition.

  • Panel
  • Ille Gebeshuber, Ursula Baatz, Kurt Remele, Karl-Heinz Steinmetz. Moderation: Doris Helmberger-Fleckl, Editor in chief Die FURCHE.