Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence “Secu­rity in Times of Rapid Change”

Teamwork helping hand

When? June 23rd, 10am — 5.30pm (CEST)
Where? Digital via Zoom and anal­o­gous in Berlin if pos­si­ble (reg­is­tra­tion required)

The world is chang­ing rapidly. Dig­i­tal­iza­tion, the con­ver­sion towards a climate neutral economy, the corona pan­demic, the newly start­ing debate about justice, global migra­tion — the chal­lenges of the 2020s are man­i­fold. Rapid change leads to massive inse­cu­rity. Pol­i­tics there­fore needs to provide “Secu­rity in Times of Rapid Change”.

The expert comis­sion “Secu­rity in Times of Rapid Change” pre­sented 55 policy pro­pos­als in 2019. Now, two years and a global pan­demic later, we want to discuss them again with experts from Germany and beyond.

With: Dr. Kai Unz­icker, Ber­tels­mann Foun­da­tion; Roman Zitzels­berger, IG-Metall Baden-Würt­tem­berg; Prof. Dr. Anne Sliwka, Uni­ver­sity of Hei­del­berg; Dr. Nicola Brandt, OECD Berlin; Prof. Dr. Marius Buse­meyer, Uni­ver­sity of Kon­stanz; Ted Cantle, iCoCo Foun­da­tion, United Kingdom; Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande, WZB Berlin; Ralf Fücks, Center for Liberal Moder­nity und many more

The con­fer­ence will be held in German and English and will be trans­lated simul­ta­ne­ously. The project is funded by the German Federal Agency for Civic Engage­ment (BPB).

Please reg­is­ter here. If the Covid-19-sit­u­a­tion is getting better, we will have the pos­si­bil­ity to host some par­tic­i­pants in Berlin. Please write it into your reg­is­tra­tion if you are inter­ested. We will contact you if we have free space.

If you have any further ques­tions, don’t hes­i­tate to contact Rainald Manthe (

Best wishes



Time Content
10am ‑10.20am Welcome and Intro­duc­tion to Secu­rity in Times of Rapid Change

Ralf Fücks, Center for Liberal Modernity

10.20am-10.50am Social cohe­sion in Germany in 2021

Dr. Kai Unz­icker, Ber­tels­mann Foundation

10.50am-11.00am Short pause
11.00am-12.15pm Edu­ca­tion and life­long learn­ing as key to greater self-efficacy 

Claudia Dunst, IG Metall (Indus­trial Union of Met­al­work­ers) Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr. Anne Sliwka, Uni­ver­sity of Heidelberg

Mod­er­a­tion: Rainald Manthe, Center for Liberal Modernity

12.15pm ‑1pm Lunch break
1pm‑1.30pm Keynote: Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi, Ludwig Max­i­m­il­ians Uni­ver­sity Munich
1.30pm‑2.45pm New forms of coop­er­a­tion between state, busi­nesses and civil society
Prof. Dr. Achim Wambach, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for Euro­pean Eco­nomic Research

Ted Cantle, iCoCo Foun­da­tion, UK

Mod­er­a­tion: Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2.45pm-3pm Coffee Break
3pm‑4.30pm New instru­ments for the welfare state

Dr. Nicola Brandt, OECD Berlin

Prof. Dr. Marius Buse­meyer, Uni­ver­sity of Konstanz

Mod­er­a­tion: Ursula Wei­den­feld, Author und Journalist

4.30pm‑5.30pm How can pol­i­tics guar­an­tee secu­rity in times of rapid change?

-          Dr. Anna Christ­mann, MdB, Green Party


Mod­er­a­tion: Ralf Fücks, Zentrum Lib­erale Moderne