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#FuturiumForum: One state of emergency and back? This is the title of the Futurium discussion series. Guests this time are Amely Broda (Bremen), Jakob Springfeld (Zwickau) and Magdalena Hess (Offenburg). They are committed to the Fridays for Future movement in their communities. On 1 July from 20:15 the interview will be available here.

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Guests of the evening

For almost two years now, thousands of children and young people of school age across Europe have been going on strike every Friday as their way of protesting for better climate protection. In the meantime, the Fridays for Future protests, which were originally inspired by Greta Thunberg, have turned into an intergenerational movement. In recent weeks, the corona crisis has slowed things down a bit.

Latterly, the climate movement has come to rely increasingly on online content to draw attention to its concerns. Amely Broda (Bremen), Jakob Springfeld (Zwickau) and Magdalena Hess (Offenburg) are involved in the Fridays for Future protests in their own local communities in Germany. Dear Fridays for Future, is the corona crisis going to save the climate? is the title of 1 July’s edition of our digital talk series.

We want them to give us answers to questions such as: what can the corona crisis teach us with regard to joint action in climate policy? How has the lockdown affected Fridays for Future and how will the movement continue? And can science and research play as important a role in the fight against climate change as they currently do in the fight against the coronavirus?

About the talk series

How does the view of the future change in a state of emergency? The corona pandemic and the way we deal with it shake up many things that otherwise seemed self-evident to us. The digitizability of life, recognition for everyday heroes and the social significance of culture, sport and nightlife – all this and much more is being put to the test. Where do social imbalances reveal themselves? Which foundations of everyday life are indispensable? What is really important to us when it really matters? And what consequences will people draw in the future? We want to discuss these questions in 30-minute digital talks with people from science, politics, business, civil society and the creative scene.

The recording of the conversation will be available here on Wednesday, 1 July from 20:15.

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