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Upcoming Events

  • Casablanca
    11
    Sep
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Responsible Leaders Forum

    Unlocking Knowledge Economies – Enabling Inclusive Societies

    At the Responsible Leaders Forum MENA, we want to explore opportunities for promoting knowledge economies in the Middle East and North Africa region. For the region’s big informal sector impedes the transformation towards a forward-looking knowledge-based economy.

    We want to find out how improving the transfer of knowledge and expertise across professional and national borders can help promote a more resilient and socially inclusive society. Thematically, the Forum thus builds on the eighth Sustainable Development Goal: Decent work and economic growth.

    The Forum brings together leaders from all sectors and all parts of the world. They will discuss concrete measures that can help close the skills gap and enhance employment opportunities. These include educational offerings, improvements in research, and innovative ICT technologies. During local site visits to innovative organizations, the participants will get to know existing solutions and approaches.

  • Tallinn
    28
    Sep
    01
    Oct
    2017
    BMW Foundation European Table

    Digitization – A Job Creator for Europe?

    Global digitization is leading to far-reaching changes in many areas of social life and work. Automation, artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0 or the Internet of Things are just a few of the buzzwords that describe this worldwide process of digital transformation. At the 1st BMW Foundation European Table in Estonia, international decision-makers will discuss whether digitization can also serve as a growth and job engine for Europe.

    What exactly is the added value of the digital single market for creating new or transforming existing job markets? How can the EU shape the digital transformation and involve all segments of the population? How can EU citizens actively co-create this process?

    With a view to Europe’s continuing identity crisis, we want to look at what institutions and citizens can do to shape these developments in accordance with European values.

  • Baltimore
    26
    Oct
    29
    Oct
    2017
    Responsible Leaders Forum

    Inclusive Societies for Stable Democracies

    The BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Forum North America aims to inject new ideas into the public debate about elites, solidarity, and social inclusion. To this end, we bring together leaders from all walks of life on the American east coast.

    The Foundation’s work is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The Forum focuses specifically on one of these goals: Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10). Along with the participants, we will discuss how to make societies more inclusive and just as a precondition to stable democracies.

    Baltimore is a vivid example of a metropolitan area confronted with deep structural changes, racial divisions, and poverty. We have chosen the region as a case study to analyze how these changes alienate large parts of the population – especially those with a high dependence on traditional industries. We will focus on developments that are seen by many people all over the world as a threat and that cause societies to drift apart.