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Science Year 2013 – The Demographic Opportunity

Science Year 2013 – The Demographic Opportunity

The “Science Year 2013“ was dedicated to the topic “Demographic Change“. “We are growing older. There are fewer of us. We will be more diverse” - these core aspects of changes in society were discussed in a number of events such as the “Citizens' Conference“ all over Germany.

On 26 February 2013, Johanna Wanka, the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, presided over the opening of the “Science Year 2013 - The Demographic Opportunity” in the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. At the same time, the exhibition “Life Tomorrow: The Demographic Opportunity”, which was financed by BMBF and designed by the Leibniz Association, was opened to the general public.

The thematic complex “Demographics and Society” has long been a focus of working groups and scientific commissions of the Leopoldina. In 2009, for example, the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech in association with the Jacobs Foundation presented their book of recommendations “Won Years” to the public. In 2012 the study “Future with Children”, a collaboration of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Jacobs Foundation, was publicly introduced.

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has contributed to the Program of the Science Year with the following events:

Fishbowl Discussion „Geistig fit im Alter“
Monday, 22 April, 19 h

Fishbowl Discussion „Seniorenresidenz für alle? Unsere Stadt der Zukunft“
Wednesday, 12 June, 19 h

Fishbowl Discussion „Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Betreuung. Wie gelingt Deutschland eine Zukunft mit Kindern?“
Friday, 5 July, 21 h
Halle (Saale)

Fishbowl Discussion „Sicher oder überwacht? Selbstbestimmtes Leben im Alter”
Wednesday, 11 September, 19 h

Leopoldina Discussion „Perspektiven auf das Alter“
Thursday, 17 October, 18 h
Halle (Saale)

Fishbowl Discussion „Ich bleibe zu Hause - Selbstbestimmtes Leben im Alter“
Thursday, 24 October

Fishbowl Discussion „Alt + krank = arm? Können wir unsere Gesundheit noch bezahlen?“
Friday, 25 October, 18 h
Halle (Saale)

Leopoldina Discussion „Lebenslanges Lernen“
Monday, 4 November, 18 h

Fishbowl Discussion „Pensionäre bei der Arbeit - Wie funktioniert Integrationspolitik?“
Wednesday, 13 November

Leopoldina Discussion „(neue) Formen des sozialen Lebens“
Wednesday, 4 December, 18 h
Halle (Saale)



Elmar König

Head of Department Science – Policy – Society, Head of Berlin Office

Phone 030 203 8997 - 460
Fax 030 203 8997 - 409
E-Mail elmar.koenig (at)leopoldina.org