Are capitalism and social market economy outdated? When thinking about future economic systems, there is a certain consensus that ethical questions and global commons, such as air, climate, oceans, and biodiversity, should have a more important role within our economic framework. New technologies, globalization, social media and ecological awareness have become essential. The young generation’s expectations and requirements for the future should also increasingly be paid attention to. The 2015 conference of Academia Engelberg will analyze the state of the current situation and use this as a starting point to examine the requirements for new, sustainable economic systems and to discuss their implementation.
The Swiss Study Foundation is happy to partner up with the Academia Engelberg Foundation once again to enable interested students to participate at the 2015 conference. Students from the Swiss Study Foundation are supposed to participate in an active way at the conference; there are three different possibilities:
- Student reporters, who will write short summaries of the three conference days for the Academia Engelberg blog or tweet live from the conference. This kind of involvement is open to Bachelor students; 2-3 students needed.
- Students, who will reflect upon the presentations of the different conference days at the end of each day in a plenary session. This kind of involvement is open to more advanced students, particularly Master and PhD students; 6-8 students needed.
- Student rapporteurs, who will present a summary of the conference on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Herrenhaus in Grafenort (11h30-14h15). Open to students of all levels; 2-3 students needed.
Please indicate your motivation for this event and do not forget to give a ranking of which activities (1), (2), or (3) you would like to engage in and briefly explain why. If you’d like to reflect upon the different conference days in the plenary session (activity 2), please indicate which conference day (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) you prefer.
IMPORTANT: The conference begins on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, but an information session at Herrenhaus Grafenort on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, (starting at 9.45am) is being offered for all students participating at the conference, and we expect students from the Swiss Study Foundation to join in at this event.
Costs for board and lodging for the duration of this seminar will be paid for by the organizers.
Number of Participants: A maximum of 10 students from the Swiss Study Foundation.
Language: English and German
Deadline for inscription: August 16, 2015
Programme of 2015 Academia Engelberg conference: http://academia-engelberg.ch/konferenz-2015/programm/