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FRFG Conference on the introduction of the EU2020 Strategy

ImageOn June 24, 2010, the conference "The EU 2020 Strategy - Does it set up Europe for the 21st Century?" was held in Berlin. EU 2020 is the successor to the Lisbon Agenda. The conference was organized by the European Commission in Germany and the FRFG in order to increase the profile of the strategy. In three panel discussions, "Sustainable Growth", "Smart Growth" and "Integrative Growth", experts and officials of the EU-commission and of the German government discussed important aspects of the strategy. The FRFG was represented by Professor Rolf Kreibich, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Patrick Wegner, research assistant at the FRFG.

Around 200 people participated in the full-day conference. The various experts' opinions and the focus on the civilian society of the FRFG complemented one another profitably.

The conference agenda is available here


FRFG Conference on Ways to Legally Implement Intergenerational Justice

ImageThe Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations has organized an international conference in Lisbon on the topic intergenerational justice and law on the 27th and 28th of May, 2010. Some important partnerships with the World Future Council, the Portuguese Society of International Law, the Portuguese Association for the United Nations and Jacques Delors European Information Centre have been established for this purpose. Invited speakers at the conference were Mr. Sándor Fülöp, the Hungarian Ombudsman for Future Generations, Dr. Axel Gosseries (University of Louvain, Belgium), Mr. Sebastien Jodoin  (Centre for International Sustainable Development Law/World Future Council, Canada), Dr. Maja Göpel (World Future Council), Mrs. Lucy Stone (UNICEF, UK), Prof. Dr. Marques Guedes (Portuguese Society of International Law), Prof. Dr. Almeida Ribeiro (Portuguese Association for the United Nations), Prof. Dr. Viriato Soromenho-Marques (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and University of Lisbon), Prof. Dr. Francisco Pereira Coutinho (University Autónoma of Lisbon), Mr. Abel de Campos (European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg) and Dr. Marisa Matias (CES, Coimbra).

The conference was held at the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian and it was sponsored by Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Tribal DDB and Olissipo Marquês de Sá Hotel.

More information can be found at http://www.futuregenerations-lawconference.com/ 

For the conference documentation, please click here


Awarding of the Second Demography Prize in Berlin


ImageOn the 5th of March 2010 the 2nd Demography Prize was awarded as part of the proceedings of a symposium entitled "Where to for the youth? Making use of opportunities in shrinking regions". The symposium was organised in collaboration with the state chancellery of Brandenburg and took place in the Federal Representation of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Berlin. During the proceedings the awardees introduced their work, followed by a discussion on the opportunities for young people in shrinking regions. The 60 participants were in unanimous agreement that the youth have an increasingly crucial role to play in the creation of opportunities for demographic change.

Click here for the Agenda in English.

Please click on the following links for further information (in German):
Flyer for the Symposium, laudation by Prof. Dr. Mäding, documentation, speech of Mr. Gerber. The winners' works (including abstracts and powerpoint presentations) can be found here .