2nd EVU Talks 2007 - Vienna, Austria

from EVU news:
EVU Talks 2007: “The Veggie Answer to World Hunger”

A lot of the discussion focussed on the question of how best to get the veg’ism message across. The following issues were discussed:

The question of whether the discussion should focus on European solutions or worldwide solutions was also raised. The following suggestions were made:

One solution put forward to reduce the consumption of animals was to grow meat from stem cells. There were strong opinions both for and against this option, as some people saw it as simply reinforcing the myth that meat is necessary, whilst others felt that it provides a viable solution without causing pain or suffering.


EVU Talks 2007

The EVU Talks are an annual opportunity for people and societies interested in vegetarian issues to come together and discuss topics relevant to vegetarianism. The topic for 2007 is “The veggie answer to world hunger” and anyone interested in these issues is welcome to join us in Vienna.

Venue: Austria, Vienna Sport Inn/Sport- und Seminarzentrum im Prater Vienna (Leopoldsstadt/City Center)

Outline Programme:

Friday, 27 April 2007 Lunch time arrival, registration Free time Dinner in town Vienna by night
Saturday, 28 April 2007
08:00 Breakfast in Conference Centre
09:00 EVU Board Meeting
10:30 EVU Annual General Meeting
13:00 Lunch in Vegetasia (7 minutes walk, meals as of 4,80 EUR)
15:00 'The veggie answer to world hunger' - Renato Pichler, Switzerland President EVU
15:30 Cooperation: "The synergy of vegetarian und animal rights activism" - Dr. Martin Balluch, Austria President of Verein Gegen Tierfabriken (Association Against Animal Factories)
Break
16:30 presentation of the Video ‘Devour the Earth’, which has been translated from English into 14 more languages - Thomas Cuk, Slovenia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - www.VeggieInfo.net
18:00 Dinner in Conference Centre

Sunday, 29 April 2007
08:00 Breakfast in Conference Centre
09:00 Meeting
13:00 Lunch in Vegetasia (7 minutes walk, meals as of 4,80 EUR)
15:00 Brainstorming and drafting of Resume / Press Release
Followed by: Invitation to the 38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Dresden, Germany Hildegund Scholvien, European Vegetarian Union Treasurer and IVU liaison officer for Europe
18:00 Dinner in Conference Centre

Monday, 30 April 2007

08:00 Breakfast in Conference Centre Sightseeing

Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Breakfast/Departure

The EVU Talks 2007 are being organised by VEGANE GESELLSCHAFT �STERREICH together with the EVU.
Costs: Reservation ‘all inclusive’ (accommodation, meals in the ‘Sport Inn’, registration)
Double room occupancy - including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners per person 230 Euro for ‘early bird’ bookings until 1 January 2007 250 Euro for bookings as of 2 January 2007
Single room - including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners 250 Euro for ‘early bird’ bookings until 1 January 2007 270 Euro for bookings as of 2 January 2007
Please let us know if you want to: - Book only accommodation (arrange meals yourself) - Are interested in free private accommodation (arrange meals yourself) - Make arrangements for a longer stay in Vienna - Arrange a shorter stay or only certain days
We’ll do our utmost to organise your stay to Vienna according to your wishes.
Address of Venue: Sport Inn/Sport- und Seminarzentrum im Prater Rustenschacherallee 3 – 5 Vienna (Leopoldsstadt/City Centre), Austria Tel.: +43(1)720 84 91, Fax: +43(1)720 16 91 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: http://www.ksv-sportzentrum.info/fr-sportinn.htm
How to get there: www.ksv-sportzentrum.info/fr-anreise.htm cheap bus tickets: www.eurolines.com cheap train tickets: available at most national train companies, in Austria: www.oebb.at
Payment: to the European Vegetarian Union Account Kaiserslautern IBAN: DE85 5405 0220 0000 9991 51 (for Germany: Konto-Nr. 999 151) BIC: MALA DE 51 KLK (for Germany: BLZ 540 502 20, Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern)
OR: Via Paypal on the EVU website: www.euroveg.eu (credit cards accepted).