Congress for Demography and Sustainability
The Congress for Demography and Sustainability (formerly the Demography Congress) has been the national meeting point for experts in demography and sustainability from politics, business, science, and civil society for almost 15 years. The target audience of the KDN are specialists and executives, political and municipal decision-makers, and the interested professional public. In this country, demographic change will intensify in the next 10 years due to an aging and simultaneously decreasing population. At the same time, the world community has only a few years left to achieve the 1.5 to 2-degree goal. The "gray" and "green" crises will particularly affect and challenge Germany as one of the leading industrial and economic nations. Does Germany face an "era of shrinking prosperity," an "economic turning point" (KfW)? The federal government wants to enable more immigration, stop early retirement, and motivate older people to work longer. Germany is facing an "era of transformation." Along with digitization, demographic change and the decarbonization of the economy are among the central "Ds" of the coalition agreement of the Ampel government. The Award: Young Talent Award "Solidarity between Generations" and "Climate Municipality of the Year" The congress focuses on social cohesion between generations and the topics of climate protection and health. For the first time, a young talent award will be given to initiatives of young people who have distinguished themselves in innovative and creative ways in the fields of "cohesion and solidarity between generations (demography)." A prize money of 3,000 EUR is planned - donated by pme Familienservice. The criteria: intergenerational character, role model effect, transferability, and voluntary work. In addition, the "Climate Municipality of the Year" award will be presented. The Climate Municipality of the Year should symbolically represent many other municipalities for their creativity and holistic approach.
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