Deutsche Welle New In­for­ma­tion

The World Fu­ture Coun­cil & Deutsche Welle team up for this year’s Global Me­dia Fo­rum

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The ChairShar­ing ideals and ob­jec­tives, the World Fu­ture Coun­cil and Deutsche Welle have formed a part­ner­ship for this year’s Global Me­dia Fo­rum in June, where more than 2,000 par­tic­i­pants from around the world are ex­pected. This year’s con­fer­ence from June 17 - 19 at the World Con­fer­ence Center in Bonn, Ger­many, will fo­cus on “The Fu­ture of Growth - Eco­nomic Val­ues and the Me­dia.”

Deutsche Welle ex­pects more than 2,000 par­tic­i­pants from around the world to share their views in some 50 work­shops, which will ex­plore steps to­wards a sus­tain­able and val­ues-ori­ented econ­omy. Jakob von Uexkull, who in 1980 also founded the Right Liveli­hood Award, will speak on the clos­ing day of the con­fer­ence. Join­ing him will be two prom­i­nent mem­bers of the World Fu­ture Coun­cil: Van­dana Shiva, PhD, an In­dian physi­cist and en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist, and Ibrahim Abouleish, PhD, a suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur from Egypt com­mit­ted to sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

Af­ter the con­fer­ence, the World Fu­ture Coun­cil will hold its 7th An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing at the Col­legium Leon­inum event center in Bonn. The 50 coun­cil­lors will spend three days dis­cussing “Chart­ing our Shared Fu­ture: To­wards a Global Pol­i­tics of Re­spon­si­bil­ity”. The meet­ing is sup­ported by the City of Bonn.

About the Deutsche Welle Global Me­dia Fo­rum

Now in its sixth year, the Deutsche Welle Global Me­dia Fo­rum is a congress with in­ter­na­tional reach. This year’s con­fer­ence, en­ti­tled “The Fu­ture of Growth - Eco­nomic Val­ues and the Me­dia”, will pro­vide the set­ting to de­velop and com­mu­ni­cate in­ter­dis­ci­plinary ap­proaches to build­ing an econ­omy fit for the fu­ture. www.dw-gmf.de

About the World Fu­ture Coun­cil

The World Fu­ture Coun­cil brings the in­ter­ests of fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to the center of pol­icy-mak­ing. Its 50 em­i­nent mem­bers from around the globe have al­ready suc­cess­fully pro­moted change. The Coun­cil ad­dresses chal­lenges to our com­mon fu­ture and pro­vides de­ci­sion mak­ers with ef­fec­tive pol­icy so­lu­tions. The World Fu­ture Coun­cil is reg­is­tered as a char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion in Ham­burg, Ger­many. www.world­fu­ture­coun­cil.org

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