“Municipal summer talks” with a focus on education and work

The Association of Municipalities and Kommunalkredit invite you to the municipal think tank from September 1st to 2nd – top-class experts from politics and business provide important impetus for social and municipal change.

AUSTRIA. The pandemic, climatic, digital and geopolitical changes pose additional challenges for countries, cities and communities. New ways of training and further education, changes in the center of life, innovative digital solutions as well as sustainable structures and investments can be the key to change.

On September 1st and 2nd, 2022, the Austrian Association of Municipalities and Kommunalkredit invite experts from various sectors to Bad Aussee to discuss the challenges and consequences of sustainable efforts from an ecological, economic, political and discuss from a social point of view.

Top-class guests

The initiators include the climate protection minister Leonore Gewessler, who will talk about the role of renewable energies on the way to self-sufficiency in gas imports. Minister of Education Martin Polaschek provides exciting impulses for change in the field of education. Minister of Labour Martin Kocher takes a look at new working environments and the key role of digitization. Minister of Agriculture Norbert Totschnig will speak about the role of domestic agriculture and forestry in securing energy and jobs. The European view of the challenges of our time delivers Othmar Karas, Vice-President of the EU Parliament. Secretary of State Claudia Plakolm and former Minister of Education Sonja Hammerschmid take a closer look at the working worlds of tomorrow and discuss the role of the new “Generation Z” on the way there. Yann Meniere, Chief Economist at the European Patent Office, takes a close look at research and development in times of crisis. educational researcher Stefan Hopmann In his article he goes into the strengths and weaknesses of our school system and is the author of the book Andreas Salcher shows what the education system of the future should look like. The Entrepreneurs Kosima Kovar and Viktoria Izdebska are dedicated to the “generation on demand” and present modern working environments.

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Many other top-class sources of inspiration await the participants, as well as four discussion forums on the topics of training at a turning point, working environments under new auspices, energy security and decarbonization of the economy.

Municipal Association President Mayor Alfred Riedl:

“Every year we welcome numerous national and international representatives from science, politics and business to Bad Aussee. Together, opportunities are made visible to set the course for a sustainable and secure future. In view of the complex global challenges of our time, a variety of ideas and solutions are needed. Our municipal think tank has been providing important suggestions for years and sharpens our view of the future-oriented work in our communities.”

The think tank was initiated in 2005 by the Association of Austrian Municipalities together with Kommunalkredit in order to give municipalities content-related impulses, to offer new ideas and solutions and to network.

You can find more information here: Association of Municipalities

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