«The Future of the Welfare State»



12th Dialogue on Science,
October 15 to 17, 2013

08:00

Teaser

Prof. Dr. h.c. Jürg Krummenacher

09:00

Registration of Participants

09:15

Interviews with participants

Participants of the conference

10:15

Opening of the Conference

Hans Groth

President of the Foundation

11:00

Chair: Hans Groth

Welfare States in Times of Globalization

Gerhard Bäcker

University Duisburg-Essen

11:45

Chair: Hans Groth

Solidarity and/or egality. How fair can the welfare state be?

Georg Kohler

University Zurich

12:40

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

From the Working Class Issue to Welfare State: a short Review

Brigitte Studer

University Bern

14:45

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Comparison of Welfare States

Josef Schmid

University of Tübingen

15:30

Break

16:00

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Do We Really Need Welfare States?

Franz-Xaver Kaufmann

University Bielefeld

16:45

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Why Equality is Better for Everyone 

Richard Wilkinson

University of Nottingham

18:30

Dinner

22:00

Nightcap

06:30

Morning Activity “In the Spirit of the Location”

08:30

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

No “European Social Model” or Welfare State Without Labour ? Future Alternatives for Sustainable Welfare Societies

Bernd Marin

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna

09:15

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Poverty despite of Wealth 

Ueli Mäder

University Basel

10:00

Break

10:30

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Intergenerational Relationships – Developments and Socio-Political Challenges

François Höpflinger

University Zürich

11:15

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Conditions for Welfare Production in Families

Heidi Stutz

Center for Labor and Social Policy Studies BASS

12:15

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

The Welfare State on the international Perspective

Ewa Björling

Minister of Trade, Stockholm

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Rainer Egloff

Plenary discussion with a group of young Scientists

Young Scientists from France, Greece, Sweden and Switzerland 

15:30

Chair: Rainer Egloff

Presentations

Young studens

17:15

Evening Event on the Titlis

06:30

Morning Activity “In the Spirit of the Location”

08:30

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

The Market Economy of the 21st century

Heiner Flassbeck

UNCTAD, Geneva

09:15

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Investing in Education: Early Childhood (Poverty-) Prevention

Margrit Stamm

University Fribourg

10:00

Break

10:30

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Demographical Development and its Consequences

Jürg Krummenacher

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

11:15

Chair: Jürg Krummenacher

Challenges for the Swiss Welfare State 

Jürg Brechbühl

Director of the Federal Social Insurance Office

12:30

Closing remarks and Outlook

Hans Groth

President of the Foundation

12:45

Farewell-Lunch

Partner

Following a long period of fruitful cooperation, a close partnership was agreed on in June 2007. The Collegium Helveticum is an institution jointly borne by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (‘ETH’), Zurich.

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

With Singularity 2030 has been a partnership since 2016. The aim is to create synergies in the knowledge transfer of scientific research on singularity (artificial intelligence / biological intelligence) to the general public and entrepreneurial circles.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.

In 2014, Academia Engelberg Foundation formed a partnership with the University of Lund in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 but general studies, predecessor of today’s University, already existed in 1425.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.