Programme 2018

Draft 7th Berlin Demography Forum 2018 „Shaping the Future: Domestic and International Migration in Europe“
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, ESMT (Schloßplatz 1, Berlin)
13.30 – 15.00h Expert Panel:

„The Future of Africa“

In cooperation with F/L Think Tank eG

(in English)

Content:

The panel addresses the topic of migration by focusing on concrete options relating to education, health, labour and governance for a sustainable development of the African Continent and discussing perspectives for the people to stay and to prosper in their region.

Moderator:

Prof. Dr. Volker Deville, CEO, F/L Think Tank eG; University of Bayreuth

Speakers:

Stephen Adeoye, Managing Director, Zukunft für das Leben

Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director Social Development Policy Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Kenedy F. Tumenta, CEO, African Business Information Bank

Prof. Dr. Claudia Warning, Director International and Domestic Programmes, Brot für die Welt

 

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15.00 – 15.30h

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15.30 – 17.00h Scientific Panel:

“Frailty Resarch”

In cooperation with International Longevity Centres Worldwide

(in English)

Content:

The panel addresses the clinical syndrome of “frailty”. It introduces definitions and biological underpinnings, compares prevalence in multiple countries in Europe and Asia. Finally, health care approaches taken in different countries are discussed as well.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Professor of Psychology, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center; International Longevity Centre USA

Dr. Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre United Kingdom

Dr. Didier Halimi, Conseiller Scientifique, International Longevity Centre France

Dr. med. Ulrike Junius-Walker, Head of Working Group “Geriatric Care”, Hannover Medical School

Marieke van der Waal, Director, Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing

Dr. Daisuke Watanabe, PhD, Associate Professor, Seikei University

Tuesday. April 10, 2018, Allianz Forum (Pariser Platz 6, Berlin)
19.00h Welcoming Dr. Dirk Förterer, Director Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy and Future Trends, Allianz Deutschland AG

 

Ulrich Lilie, President, Diakonie Deutschland

 

Keynote Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lutz, PhD, Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, ID/ÖAW, WU)

 

Comments Ines Feierabend, State Secretary, Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare, Health, Women and Family Affairs

Doris Peschke, General Secretary, Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME)

Doris Wagner, Former Member of Deutscher Bundestag; Former Spokesperson for Demographic Policies, Alliance 90/The Green Party

Award Ceremonies: Allianz European Demographer Awards and the Allianz Awards for Young Demographers

 

20.00h Reception

 

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, ESMT (Schloßplatz 1, Berlin)
9.15 – 9.20h Opening of the 7th Berlin Demography Forum Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

 

9.20 – 10.10h Keynote Statements and Discussion

 

Franz Müntefering, Former Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert Rürup, President, Handelsblatt Research Institute

 

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10.10 – 10.30h

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10.30 – 12.00h Expert Panel: „Domestic and International Migration in Europe“

In cooperation with Population
Europe

(in English)

Content:

The debate on mobility within
Europe, international migration to Europe and the immigration of refugees to EU member states and regions lacks sufficient data. The panel addresses this insufficiency
and identifies facts and trends on domestic migration. Further, it analyses underlying factors influencing international migration.

Moderator: Dr. Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary, Population Europe, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Dr. Jakub Bijak, Professor of Statistical Demography, University of Southampton

Prof. Dr. Helga A. G. de Valk, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague/University of Groningen/Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Dr. Jasper Dag Tjaden, Data & Survey Officer, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), International Organization for Migration

Dr. Teddy A. Wilkin, Head of the Research Sector, European Asylum Support Office

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12.00 – 13.00h

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Lunch break

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13.00 – 14.10h Expert Panel: „Binnenwanderung
in Deutschland“
[“Domestic
Migration in Germany”]In cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung(in German)
Content:

The panel discusses recent trends and patterns of domestic migration
in Germany. Further, it identifies underlying factors influencing
national migration movements.

Moderator: Carsten Große Starmann, Senior Project Manager Programm LebensWerte Kommune, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Silke Franz, Raumentwicklung, Politikberatung, Kommunikation

Reinhard Loos, Managing Director, Deenst GmbH

Dr. Angelika Münter, Senior Researcher, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development

Dr. Nikola Sander, Research Director Migration and Mobility,  Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

 

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14.10 – 14.30h

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14.30 – 15.40h Political Panel: „Binnenwanderung als Herausforderung für Stadtverwaltungen und Politik“ [“Domestic Migration Challenging Municipalities and Politics”]

In cooperation with Deutscher
Städte- und Gemeindebund (DStGB) [German Association of Towns and Municipalities]

(in German)

Content:

The panel addresses the challenges that municipalities and local governments are faced with by increasing domestic migration. It focusses, inter alia, on the provision of health care for less mobile and elderly citizens as well as on the marketing efforts of municipalities and local governments improving
their level of attractiveness.

Moderator: Heinz-Joachim Lohmann, Director of Studies for Democratic Culture and Church in Rural Regions, Protestant Academy of Berlin

Heribert Kleene, Mayor, Municipality Vrees

Ulrich Lilie, President, Diakonie Deutschland

Uwe Lübking, Director for Constitutional and Social Affairs, Education and Sport, German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB)

Dr. Birgit Richtberg, Mayor, Town of Romrod

 

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15.40 – 16.00h

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16.00 – 17.10h Executive Panel: „Binnenwanderung als Herausforderung für den Arbeitsmarkt“ [“Domestic Migration Challenging the Labour Market”]

In cooperation with ESMT Berlin

(in German)

Content:

This panel addresses the topics of recruitment and preservation of
jobs from different perspectives:

  1. How do companies attract skilled employees, especially
    in structurally weak regions? How can companies counter-
    act the shortage of skilled workers in the health care sector effectively?
  2. What kind of changes will ongoing digitisation and artificial intelligence trigger
    for employees, employers and society at large?
  3. To what extent does
    increasing flexibility at the workplace promote voluntary work and/or family caregiving?
Moderator:  Prof. Johannes Habel, Co-Director, Hidden Champions Institute (HCI), ESMT Berlin

Maren Kroll, Vice President of Human Resources, Harry‘s Deutschland

Christoph Radbruch, Chairman, Association of German Protestant Hospitals (DEKV)

Dr. Jörg K. Ritter, Family Business Advisory Practice, Egon Zehnder International GmbH

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

 

 17.15h  Outlook and Closing Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and Technology