WeberWorldCafé: “Demographic Change – Challenges and Answers for Local Communities”


Our next WeberWorldCafé will take place on February 28th, 2 pm – 6:30 pm in the city-hall of Dortmund

(Dortmunder Rathaus, Friedensplatz 1, 44135 Dortmund).

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Many modern societies are increasingly confronting demographic change, i.e. the ageing and shrinking of population. This is particularly true for Japan and Germany, which are the worldwide “front-runners”. The social, economic and political implications are most strongly and directly felt at the level of local communities.

The idea of the WeberWorldCafé on “Demographic Change – Challenges and Answers for Local Communities” jointly conceived and organized by the German Institute of Japanese Studies (Tokyo) and the Institute of Gerontology at the Technical University of Dortmund is to bring together researchers, policy makers and civic society representatives with proven expertise in local demographic policies from Germany, the EU and Japan, to discuss how local communities can best prepare to cope with the demographic challenge. The discussions will take place on four tables representing different dimensions of the demographic challenge and accounting for the broad scope of the issues involved.


First round of discussion: Actors and their roles

Table 1: Local politics

Table 2: Families and generations

Table 3: Business

Table 4: Civic Society and NGOs


Second round of discussion: Cross-sectional issues – areas of collaboration

Table 1: Care – where, how and by whom?

Table 2: Compatibility of family and work

Table 3: Social Inclusion of elderly

Table 4: Financing models

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Max Weber Stiftung (2018, 18. Januar). WeberWorldCafé: “Demographic Change – Challenges and Answers for Local Communities” WeberWorldCafé. Abgerufen am 29. Mai 2024, von

Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, focused on the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Our research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with different and independent fields of focus. Through our globally operating institutes, we are able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and our host countries or regions. By promoting academic dialogue and merging academic and non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the internationalization of research.

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