Invitation to the public evening 2017 (in German)

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Hotel Terrace Engelberg

Severe natural disasters or lack of snow are the first signs of climate change.

The Engelberg Valley experienced this in the past several years, last time this summer.

Is the Engelberg Valley prepared for climate change and its effects? This question was discussed by the renowned panel participants.

The audience has been welcomed by Prof. Dr. Verena Briner, President of the Foundation, and Alex Höchli, Talammann of Engelberg.

Prof. Dr. David N. Bresch of the Department of Environmental Systems Science of the ETH Zurich held the scientific introduction.


In the following panel discussion under the direction of Prof. Dr. Iwan Rickenbacher took part:

Dr. Andreas Moser | Biologist, animal filmmaker and moderator of the SRF-Programme NETZ Natur
Marta Scheuber | from Engelberg, Farmer an Politician
Frédéric Füssenich | Director of Engelberg Titlis Tourismus
Dr. Josef Hess | Councilor of the Canton of Obwalden

More than 200 people took part in the public evening and also committed themselves.

At the end, a nightcap was offered, supported by Han’s Europe. The ending was actively used to discuss Engelberg, the climate impacts and their own behavior.


Donators and Partners

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.

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.