9th Berlin Demography Forum 22 March 2021

“The baby boomers are retiring – opportunities and challenges”

Over the next few decades, the last baby boomer cohorts will reach retirement age. As the baby boomer generation enters retirement, there will be challenges in the labour market, pensions, the health system and care, but also opportunities, for example in terms of voluntary work. How are the conditions of the welfare state and democracy in Europe changing as a result of demographic change?

 

The Berlin Demography Forum 2021 will bring together representatives from science, civil society, politics and business to discuss opportunities and challenges for employers, civil society, families and young people.

Programme 2021

Monday, 22 March 2021, online meeting (on invitation, in German language)

 

9.30 – 12.30h

 

Round Tables 1 – 3 (taking place at the same time)

Round Table 1:

Now the baby boomers are becoming pensioners – are we threatened by new generation conflicts?

 

Keynote presentation:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Klaus Hurrelmann
Senior Professor of Public Health and Education, Hertie School, Berlin

Round Table 2:

Now the baby boomers are becoming pensioners – what opportunities and risks arise at
the transition between professional and post-professional life?

 

Keynote presentation:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig
Direktor des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels und Professor für Soziologie an der Freien Universität Berlin

Round Table 3:

The baby boomers reaching retirement age: implications for informal caring and voluntary work?

 

Keynote presentation:

Prof. Dr. Clemens Tesch-Römer
Direktor des Deutschen Zentrums für Altersfragen und apl. Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin

 

 

Monday, 22 March 2021, online meeting (translation service available)

 

13.00 – 14.30h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion

The Baby Boomers are Retiring – Chances and Challenges for Generational Fairness

 

  • Anna Braam, Vorsitzende und Sprecherin der Stiftung für die Rechte zukünftiger Generationen
  • Ulrich Lilie, Präsident der Diakonie Deutschland
  • Franz Müntefering, Bundesminister a.D. und Vorsitzender der Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Seniorenorganisationen e.V.
  • Elisabeth Niejahr, Mitglied der Geschäftsführung der Gemeinnützigen Hertie-Stiftung.
  • Moderation: tba
15.00 – 17.00h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening event
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome:

Dr. Franziska Giffey (tbc)

Bundesministerin für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

Dr. Andreas Eckert (on behalf of the donor of the European Demographer Awards)
Chair of the Board, Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin

 

Keynote speech:

Dubravka Šuica
Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography, Brussels

Panel discussion:

Dubravka Šuica

Prof. Dr. Helga A. G.  de Valk
Director, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague & Professor of Migration and the Lifecourse at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Population Research Center, University of Groningen & President of the European Association of Population Studies

Professor Jane C. Falkingham
Präsidentin der European Association for Population Studies sowie Direktorin des ESRC Centre for Population Change und Professorin für Demografie und internationale Sozialpolitik an der Universität Southampton

Award Ceremony for the European Demographer
Award winners
2020 and 2021

José Manuel Aburto

Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science,University of Oxford & Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Carlo Giovanni Camarda

Institut National d’Études Démographiques, Paris

Alice Goisis

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University College London

Iñaki Permanyer
Center for Demographic Studies (CED), Barcelona

 

 


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