Preface The recent report on the activities of the EuropeanAcademyofSciencesandArts in 2005 is enlarged by papers from various activities; especially as it contains the last paper of our beloved Cardinal König at the occasion of the opening of the Institute “Forum für Glaubende und Nichtglaubende”. The idea of publishing different papers is to stimulate our members to present their scientific input by speeches, statements, discourses and papers which have not been printed. Declarations or summaries of meetings, congresses or conferences are highly appreciated. Those papers can be written in English or German. For this year you will find three categories speeches, papers and declarations. It gives us great pleasure to present the Annual Report 2005. This year has been fruitful to the Academy; many projects were established and realized, as well as new designs for development. In the Delegations and Classes many activities have arisen, which are enriching the whole Academy. We are prospering and we see an enormous potential to for further meeting our mission, serving man in his European environment. Felix Unger Maria Eder President General Secretary I Introduction The EuropeanAcademyofSciencesandArts is presenting its report for the year 2005, a year highlighted by successful continuation of the Academy’s activities throughout Europe. At present there are 1.300 members from all European countries as well as members in Israel, United States, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Jordan, China and India. The Academy has 27 delegations in Europe, the USA and Israel. Cardinal Ratzinger, member since 1992 has been elected as H.H.Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005. Protectors: The Academy is protected by H.M. Juan Carlos de Bourbon, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Joseph Deiss, Heinz Fischer, H.R.H. Jean de Luxembourg, Janez Drnovek, H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium, Gasparovic and Vaira Vike-Freiberga. Classes: The Academy comprises seven classes: Philosophy, Medicine, Arts, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Law and Economies, Technical and Environmental Sciencesand World Religions. Mission: In light of the European tradition, the EuropeanAcademyofSciencesandArts works to contribute to the future of Europe and its unity by promoting knowledge, cooperation and tolerance.
In 2005 a new senate has been elected for the period 2006 – 2010: Felix Unger, President Nikolaus Lobkowicz, Vice-President Francisco Rubia, Vice-President Erich Hödl, Vice-President Karl Bornschein, Treasurer Maximilian Fussl, Grapharius Gilbert Fayl, Secretary for External Affairs Ludwig Tavernier, Secretary for Editing Heinrich Stremitzer, Auditor Felix Mayrhofer-Grüenbühl, Auditor Maria Anna Eder, General Secretary France Bernik, Senator Maurizio Cumo, Senator tefan Luby, Senator Sotirios Raptis, Senator José Angel Sánchez Asiaín, Senator Beat Sitter-Liver, Senator Sylvester E. Vizi, Senator. A Activities organized by the Salzburg office I. General The General office in Salzburg is on the Mönchsberg and is run and maintained by Harald Weiß and Maria Lährm. There is additional help from Christine Greco and students assistants helping in administering the Academy. The general office holds the member registry and also organizes most meetings taking place in Europe. The book-keeping is outsourced. The Academy takes an interdisciplinary approach, acts transnationally in networking, and is building bridges toward common approaches and understanding reflective in modern Europe. In this context there are four main groups of activities which are described in the chapter IV, V, VI and VII. The President of the EuropeanAcademyofSciencesandArts Felix Unger visited in February 2005 His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan where he proposed to establish an AcademyofSciencesandArts as well as a Heart Centre in Abu Dhabi. His Highness sent Prof. Unger looking in the country. In summarizing all impressions a proposal to His Highness founding in Abu Dhabi an AcademyofSciences as well as a Heart Centre in a Seven Star Style is shaped. The founded Academy has the task to develop intercontinental mutual cooperations and being a Think Tank for the region and the country. The Heart Centre should be a Seven Star Heart Centre internationally recognized reference centre for cardiac care and being a part of the whole concept “Health is Wealth”. This proposed Academyand Heart Centre for Abu Dhabi with all components has to be facilitated in a Seven Star Style. The optimal way is establishing The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Island comprising the Academy, the Heart Centre, a Conference Centre, a Hotel as well as a Guest House on an Island in Abu Dhabi. In the “Gulf News” the idea of an Academy has been published.