- Welcome to the political segment by Gernot BLÜMEL, Austrian Federal Minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media
- Keynote speech by Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and Chairman of the Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and "Doing Less More Efficiently"
Melania-Gabriela CIOT, Romania Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the Committee of the Regions
Markus WALLNER, Landeshauptmann of Vorarlberg
Council of the European Union, Festspielhaus Bregenz, Austria