Discussion topics and table hosts

In our next WeberWorldCafé on Demographic Change, we will discuss on four different tables. Here, you find an overview of the table topics and the invited experts. On each table, you find both practitioners from local communities as well as researchers focusing on demographic change. Additionally, various regional backgrounds (e. g. on Germany or Japan) are represented on each table.

First round of discussion: Actors and their roles


Table 1: Local politics

Table hosts:

Mitsuo Makino (City of Iida), Reinhard Pohlmann (City of Dortmund),

Gerd Naegele (University of Dortmund) – Moderator


Table 2: Families and generations

Table hosts:

Monika Reichert (University of Dortmund), Carolin Funck (Hiroshima University),

Franz Waldenberger (DIJ Tokio) – Moderator


Table 3: Business

Table hosts:

Josef Hilbert (Institut für Arbeit und Technik),

Hiroshi Yoshida (Tohoku University) – Moderator


Table 4: Civic Society and NGOs

Table hosts:

Hanno Jentzsch (DIJ Tokio), Robert Anderson (Eurofound),

Heidrun Mollenkopf (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen, BAGSO) – Moderator


After this first round of discussion highlighting various groups of actors, the second round of discussion will focus on cross-sectional topics and analyze in which field these groups of actors interact.

Second round of discussion:

Cross-sectional issues – areas of collaboration


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

Table hosts:

Mitsuo Makino (City of Iida), Reinhard Pohlmann (City of Dortmund),

Hanno Jentzsch (DIJ Tokio) – Moderator


Table 2: Compatibility of family and work

Table hosts:

 Franz Waldenberger (Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Tokio), Monika Reichert (University of Dortmund),

Carolin Funck (Hiroshima University) – Moderator


Table 3: Social Inclusion of elderly

Table hosts:

Heidrun Mollenkopf (BAGSO), Hiroshi Yoshida (Tohoku University),

Robert Anderson (Eurofound) – Moderator


Table 4: Financing models

Table hosts:

Gerd Naegele (University of Dortmund),

Josef Hilbert (Institut für Arbeit und Technik) – Moderator

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