Demographic Change – Challenges and Answers for Local Communities

28. Februar 2018, WeberWorldCafé, Dortmund

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We cordially invite you to join us for a WeberWorldCafé on “Demographic Change - Challenges and Answers for Local Communities” jointly conceived and organized by the German Institute of Japanese Studies (Prof. Franz Waldenberger) and the Institute of Gerontology at the Technical University of Dortmund (Prof. Gerd Naegele). It will take place on February 28th, 2 pm – 6 pm at Dortmund City Hall (Dortmunder Rathaus, Friedensplatz 1, 44135 Dortmund).

Many modern societies are increasingly confronted with demographic change, i.e. the ageing and shrinking of their population. The social, economic and political implications of demographic change are most strongly and directly felt at the level of local communities. This is particularly true for Japan and Germany, which are the worldwide “frontrunners” in this development. 

The idea of the event is to bring together researchers, policy makers and civic society representatives with proven expertise in local demographic policies from Germany, the EU and Japan, to discuss with you how local communities can best prepare to cope with the demographic challenge. We will discuss around four thematic tables representing different dimensions of the demographic challenge and accounting for the broad scope of the issues involved. The event will take place in English.

If you are interested in attending the event, please register via wwc(at) until February 20, 2018

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