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History of FRFG

2011

Autumn

Announcement of the 6th Generational Justice Award dedicated to the theme: “The Debt Brake in Germany – Evaluation in a national and international context”.

July

Change in Board Members: Tobias Kemnitzer leaves his post. Danyal Bayaz joins the Board.

March

Award of the 5th Generational Justice with accompanying Symposium at the    Brandenburg State House of Representatives, Berlin. Theme: “Possibilities and limits of cooperative problem solutions in party democracies”.

Feburary

Announcement of the 3rd Demography Prize dedicated to the theme ““Old majority – young minority: Where is a power shift between generations already visible and how can you balance it?”

 January

Start of new project “An Artwork for Future Generations”.

2010

March

Award ceremony for the 2nd Demography Prize accompanied by a symposium entitled: “How can the potential of young people from declining regions be realised?” at the Brandenburg State House of Representatives.

May

Conference: “The legal implementation of Intergenerational Justice”. The conference took place in premises provided by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

June

Conference held to announce the EU 2020 strategy in Germany at the ‘European House’ in Berlin. In cooperation with the European Commission.

October

FRFG office moves to Degerloch, Stuttgart.

2009

January

Announcement of the 5th Intergenerational Justice Award 2009/2010: „Possibilities and limits of party cooperation in democracies“

March

The articles written for the journal undergo a peer-review process. 50 reviewers have been appointed to fulfill this task.

6 June

The call for the program "Partridge-Professorship" is published.

Autumn

Awarding of the “Demography Prize for Young Scientists”, supported by the Apfelbaum Stiftung together with the Institute for a better Demographic Future (IDF)

 

Winter

Publication of the book: “A Young Generation Under Pressure? The Financial Situation and the “Rush Hour” of the Cohorts 1970-1985 in a Generational Comparison”



2008

January

Moving into a bigger office in Oberursel

March

Publication of the book "Wahlrecht ohne Altersgrenze?" (in English: Voting Rights without Age Limit?)

April

Publication of the book "Demographic Change and Intergenerational Justice. The Implementation of Long-term Thinking in Political Decision-Making”

July

Symposium “Inequality of treatment of the young and the old on the labor market”

Announcement of the Demography-Award 2008/2009: “Chancen der Schrumpfung” (in English: opportunities of shrinking)

 

December

Change in the Executive Board of FRFG. Dr. Tremmel start a new job at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Adrian Schell becomes new chair of the board.



2007

March

Publication of the German–Spanish Edition of the magazine "Intergenerational Justice Review": The Debate on Sustainable Development in Spain

November

Symposium: “Ways to More Children in Germany in the Framework of a Liberal Society” in the permanent presentation of the Free State of Saxony in Berlin.

Announcement of the Intergenerational Justice Award 2007/2008: “Generation ‘P’ – The unequal treatment of the old and the young on the labor market”

 

 

2006

31.03.-04.04.

German-Polish Youth Congress in Torun und Warsaw: "My future, your future - intergenerational justice in Germany and Poland"

9. - 11. June

Symposium "Voting rights by birth - a chance for more intergenerational justice?" in Berlin 

Summer

Formation of the institute for a better demographic future (idz) www.demografie.net

6./7. November

Academic Symposium "Demographic change,  intergenerational justice and the implementation of long-term thinking" in Berlin, in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation
Publication of the book "Handbook of Intergenerational Justice " Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

10. November

100 MP's introduced a draft of a bill to implement intergenerational justice in the German constitution - with FRFG's support

5./6.December

Federal President's annual conference "Forum on Demographic Change" 

 

2005

Publication of the book "Unternehmensleitbild Generationengerechtigkeit – Theorie und Praxis. ", Frankfurt am Main, IKO Verlag (in English: Intergenerational Equity as a Business Principle – Theory and Practice).


 

2004

September

Symposium „Intergenerational Justice as an approach to businesses" in the Evangelischen Academie Arnoldshain; Ceremony of 2nd Intergenerational Justice Prize 

 

2003     

January

Move to a bigger office (200m2)

Spring

2nd Award of the Intergenerational Justice Prize by FRFG (10.000 €) on the subject of "The Responsibility of Businesses for Intergenerational Justice"

25. June

Publication of the book "Handbuch Generationengerechtigkeit", München: oekom Verlag (the English translation of which, "Handbook of Intergenerational Justice", was published in 2006 with different authors and articles than in the German 2003 version)

Book Presentation in the Bundestag, Berlin, to 40 Member of the Parliament in Berlin

July

Start of a series of workshops with MPs to implement intergenerational justice in the constitution



2002     

5.-7. July

Symposium "Rights for Future Generations" in the Evangelischen Academie in Tutzing; First Award of the Intergenerational Justice Prize by FRFG (8.000 €)

November

1st English edition of "Intergenerational Justice Review" Circulation of English version: up to 6000 copies

 


2001

February

Establishment of the magazine "GenerationenGerechtigkeit!" (Intergenerational Justice!) with four editions per year. Target Group: decision makers of today and tomorrow, with circulation of the German version of up to 8000 copies.

7. November

FRFG awarded the Medal of Good Citizenship of its home town Oberursel

 


2000

May

FRFG receives the "Theodor-Heuss-Medaille" in Stuttgart, Germany

03.06. - 01.12. 

Preparation for Project "Internet University" and first phase of the first European Youth Congress

06.08 - 12.08.

1st European Congress: "Our Common Future" in Hannover 13. – 20.08. An important convention with 330 young decision makers from all over Europe that took place at the World Exhibition (EXPO) in Hanover, Germany

13.-20.08.

Project "Rally of Youth": bike tour from Hannover through Berlin to Warsaw to hand over the resolution of the "Our Common Future" congress

September

Reorganization of FRFG, Formation of Youth for Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability - Europe (www.yois.org). Establishment of the "old" FRFG as an advocacy think-tank

17.09.

Foundation of the Assembly of YOIS Europe in Großburgwedel in Hannover

 


1999

14./15.05.

3rd Youth Congress: "50th Anniversary of the Constitution-What remains, what should come?" in Bonn, Germany

01.06.

First interns in FRFG

26.08.

Move to the first external foundation office in Oberursel

October

Publication of book: "What remains from the past? A Dialogue within the young generation about the Holocaust. Foreword by German President Roman Herzog", Berlin: Ch.Links Verlag (in German: Was bleibt von der Vergangenheit? Die junge Generation im Dialog über den Holocaust. Mit einem Vorwort von Roman Herzog)

 


1998

May

Publication of the book: "The 1968 Generation: Why the Youth Don't Need Them Anymore" Freiburg: Kore Verlag (in German: Die 68er. Warum wir Jungen sie nicht mehr brauchen)

11. - 13.06.

2nd Youth Congress: "Policy Test–How Sustainable are the Party Platforms?"
in Frankfurt am Main

October

Letter campaign to the coalition convention for leading politicians of the SPD and Confederation 90/Green party. First talks with high-level politicians.

November

Start of the campaign to change the German constitution to implement intergenerational justice in a revised article 20a or in the addition of a new article



1997

September

Publication of the book: "You Have Only Borrowed this World from Us"  Hamburg: Rasch und Röhring Verlag (in German: Ihr habt dieses Land nur von uns geborgt)

06.11.

Establishment of the Foundation for the Rights of the Future Generations in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

07./08.11.

          1st Youth Congress: "We need a new inter-generational contract" in
          Frankfurt, Germany

          Start of building a membership base and a scientific council of distinguished
          experts



1996

September

Creation of the Association for the Rights of Future Generations in Oberursel (Germany) by a group of European students who worried about the future and wanted to promote intergenerational justice - both in terms of ecology and economy