Final Conference - Demographic Change in Europe

When: 3rd September 2012
State Chancellery of the State of Brandenburg, Brandenburg-Hall, Heinrich-Mann-Allee 107, House 12, 14473 Potsdam

Here you can download the notes of the final conference and the leaflet.

9:00 - Registration & Coffee

10:00 - Matthias Platzeck

Prime Minister of the State of Brandenburg

10:15 - Kerstin Westphal (Speech)

Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on demographic change and its consequences for the future cohesion policy of the European Union

10:45 - Tillmann Stenger

Member of Board of the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg

11:00 - Speech: „Politics under changing demographic conditions – What does an ageing society mean for the younger generation?“

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hurrelmann, Faculty for Public Health and Education, Hertie School of Governance Berlin

11:40 - Session I: „Attractive regions inspite of declining and ageing – results of the DART-project“

Fragen & Antworten

12:20 -

13:30 -
Session II: „Demographic change from an international perspective“

Questions & Answers

14:30 - Coffee Break

15:00 - Session III: „Demographic change in the context of national and European cohesion policy“ 

Questions & Answers

15:40 - Conclusion: "The organisation of demographic change needs creativity, commitment and reliability"

Secretary of State of Brandenburg Tina Fischer, Plenipotentiary of the State of Brandenburg to the Federal Republic of Germany

16:00 - End of conference


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Member of European Parliament (since 2011)

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