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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.

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Recordings

Should you have missed a panel, recordings of the discussions are available as video on demand.

We would like to cordially invite you to take part in the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day on June 10th, 2021. Starting at 1 p.m., there will be digital panel sessions during which we will present our work focusing on core topics such as participation and representation, security, and innovation, and we want to engage in conversation with you.

At 7 p.m., Armin Laschet, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia and Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Germany, and Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi, sociologist and KAS Fellow, will discuss the relation between politics and trust in a free democratic society.

You can find out more about and participate in the various activities and program for the KAS Open Day on our website www.kas.de. Further details below.

 

Overview of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

 

Lea Nischelwitzer and Miguel Helm, both fellows of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Young Journalists Program, will guide you through the program.

The panels will be translated into English, French, Spanish, and German sign language. Recordings of the discussions will be available as video on demand after the event.

 

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Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the Hashtag #TagderKAS21!

Program

Part 1: Presentation of the Foundation’s work in the context of participation, representation, security, and innovation

1:00pm: Opening

Michael Thielen
Secretary General of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

1:05pm - 2:30pm: „From Karlsruhe to Singapore? “– Sustainability through Innovation

 

Innovation is seen as a positive development for society, business, and the political world. But presenting innovation alone is not enough. The question is how we can use innovation sustainably in our efforts to strengthen Germany.

„From Karlsruhe to Singapore? “– Sustainability through Innovation

Video dialogue with the KAS Singapore Office, KAS Berlin and the Political Education Forum Stuttgart in Karlsruhe.

 

Video message:

„Innovation as societal task“
Andreas Jung MdB
Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development of the German Bundestag

 

Karlsruhe:

Future of Mobility

Studio at the FZI House of Living Labs


Dr. Frauke Goll
Head of Division Strategy, Innovation and Transfer at the FZI Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe and Head of the DIZ I Digital Innovation Center

and

Daniel Grimm
Research Associate, Division Technical Cognitive Systems

Discussing with

Dr. Stefan Hofmann
State Representative for Baden-Württemberg and Head of the Political Education Forum Baden-Württemberg

 

Singapur:

The Trend of Megacities – sustainable mobility

Niels de Boer
Programme Director, Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles, Nanyang Technological University

and

Poon King Wang
Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

im Gespräch mit

Joshua Chambers
Fellow an der Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy

 

Berlin:

Political Perception of Trends in Sustainability and Technology?

Part 1: 

Wiebke Winter (zugeschaltet)
Chairwoman of the Young Union in Bremen

Member of the CDU Federal Executive Board

Discussing with

Jasper Eitze
Speaker for Energy and Resources at 
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Part 2:

Stephanie Kaiser
Managing Director Heartbeat-Labs

Member of the Federal Government’s Digital Council

Discussing with

Tobias Wangermann
Speaker for Digitalization at Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Synthesis:

Concluding Discussion facilitated by JONA fellows

Wiebke Winter
Chairwoman of the Young Union in Bremen

Member of the CDU Federal Executive Board

Dr. Frauke Goll
Head of Division Strategy, Innovation and Transfer at the FZI Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe and the DIZ I Digital Innovation Center

Christian Echle
Head of the Regional Program Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore at Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Your contacts for the topic of Innovation at the Adenauer Foundation:

Tobias Wangermann
Stefan Hofmann
Christian Echle

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Coffee Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm: „Respect for people in uniform“

 

Internal security is of major importance for cohesion in society. Threats at home, caused, for example, by the measures against and effects of the Corona pandemic, also influence people’s attitude towards politics.

Related to this is the question of whether and how the public respects people in uniform. How do the German Army or the police position themselves regarding their function as protectors? Where can the government provide support?

 

„Respect for people in uniform“

 

Video message:

Michael Kretschmer
Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony

 

Discussion with:


Burkhard Dregger
Chairman of the CDU Parliamentary Group at the Berlin House of Representatives

Jürgen Weigt
Lieutenant General of the Bundeswehr and Deputy Inspector of the Troops

Sabine Schumann
Deputy Federal Chairwoman of the German Union of the Police Forces

Moderation: Amelie Stelzner
Speaker for Federal Army and Society at Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Your contacts for the topic of Security at the Adenauer Foundation:

Nils Wörmer
Steven Bickel
Amelie Stelzner

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Break

4:30pm -6:00pm: „Power to the Citizens! Are citizens better at democracy?“

 

Citizen information and participation can enrich representative democracy. They offer an opportunity to mobilize citizens‘engagement, knowledge and experience for good governance, thus strengthening not only the democratic community but also the public’s trust in politics. At the same time, representative democracy is a guarantor of stability and sustainable efficiency and must be made fit for the future.

How can the legitimacy of parliamentary decisions be supported by political participation of citizens beyond electoral cycles? How do we communicate the value of the representative system and how can we strengthen the discourse on further mechanisms of political opinion-forming and policymaking?

 

„Power to the Citizens! Are citizens better at democracy?“

Video dialogue with the democracy lab of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Greifswald, the Chile offices as well as the Foundation in Berlin.

 

Greifswald:

Theresa Steigleder
Slam Poet, Author, Writer, Texter

Discussing with

Dr. Dana Fennert
Speaker of the project "Gemeinsam.Demokratie.Gestalten" and head of the „democracy lab“ of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Greifswald

and

Adriana Lettrari
Founder of „Netzwerk 3te Generation Ost“

Discussing with

Dr. Silke Bremer
State Representative for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Head of the Political Education Forum Mecklenburg -Vorpommern of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

and from

 

Chile:

Andreas Michael Klein
Head of the Chile Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Berlin:

Dr. Katja Leikert
Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group at the Bundestag

Discussing with

Alexander Beribes
Speaker for Europe Policy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Your contacts for the topic of Participation at the Adenauer Foundation:

Alexander Beribes
Dr. Dana Fennert
Daphne Wolter

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Break

Part 2: Politics and Trust– On the Future of Democracy and a Free Society

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Politics and Trust– On the Future of Democracy and a Free Society

7:00pm: Introduction

Prof. Dr. Nobert Lammert
Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Former President of the Bundestag

 

7:10pm: Keynote

Armin Laschet
Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia
Chairman of CDU Germany

 

7:20pm: Discussion

Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi
Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Fellow of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation 2020/21

Armin Laschet
Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia
Chairman of CDU Germany

 

Moderation: Mariam Lau
Author Die Zeit

 

7:45pm: Q&A with online audience

 

Ort: Akademie JKS

Here you will find the program for download: Program Konrad Adenauer Foundation Open Day 2021

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Venue

Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Tiergartenstraße 35,
10785 Berlin
Deutschland

Alternative venue

The event will take place online here on kas.de.

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