Opening Ceremony

30 June





Musicians and singers

This years Opening Ceremony of the 18th International Congress of European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will take place in the Festsaal of the Hofburg Vienna on 30 June 19:00 hrs.


The Ceremony will be opened by the Wiener Sängerknaben, vienna boys - Girls choir, lead by Stefan Foidl followed by speeches from:

  • Andreas Karwautz (Congress President)
  • Stephan Eliez (President of ESCAP)
  • Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein (President of ÖGKJP) 
  • Paul L Plener (MedUni Vienna) 
  • Gilberto Gerra (UNODC) 
  • Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek (Austrian Parliament) 
  • Silvia Türk (Austrian Ministery of Health, Section lead - health)

After the welcoming speeches you will enjoy a various entertainment programme with

  • Sophie-Theres Völkl - Singer and Harpist.
  • Wiener SängerknabenVienna Boys - Girls choir lead by Stefan Foidl.
  • Paulus Hochgatterer - Speaker "Narration and Identity: The Need to Tell Stories".


Sophie-Theres Völkl - Singer and Harpist

Paulus Hochgatterer - Speaker 

Wiener Sängerknaben - Vienna Boys - Girls choir lead by Stefan Foidl