04/13/2021

4th Ethics Day at Rhine-Waal University

With climate agreements, protest movements like 'Fridays for Future' and the setting of sustainability goals at corporate and legislative levels, an unprecedented balance seems to have emerged between the spheres of society, economy and environment. However, this balance remains uncertain, facing the usual factors of nationalism restrictions on freedoms as well as aggression through totalitarian systems and trade barriers on a political level. The coronavirus pandemic has added fuel to the fire, stoking new social tensions through physical distancing. This poses the question: is the balance between society, environment and economy stable, or will the special interests of groups and nations tear apart the model of a peaceful and free global community before it takes root?

The 4th Ethics Day at Rhine-Waal University will explore this tension in a conference entitled "Sustainability under pressure - Fractures in Society, Environment and Economy", offering experts, students and informed citizens a platform for expert discussion. On June 22, 2022 (Building 1 | Kamp-Lintfort campus), the three pillars of the so-called "triple bottom line" approach – society, economy and environment – and their relationship to one another will be brought into greater focus.

In lectures, workshops and a panel discussion, speakers will address the issues of overall economic development, environment and soil, fairness in trade, international cooperation and youth, the image of humanity in a neoliberal society, civic engagement and the dangers of overfishing.

The student perspective will be addressed in form of a workshop on possible loneliness and active participation of the General Students‘ Committee in the panel.

The programme will be rounded off by an entertaining poetry slam followed by a get-together organized and sponsored by the Student’s Committee.

Students are invited to join our poster competition on the following topic:
“Being a Fairtrade University since October 2017, we have already realized a number of projects. Design a feasible project on other aspects of a fair University.

Please send your results in form of a DIN A1 poster in PDF format to ethik@hochschule-rhein-waal.de by June 15, 2022 at the latest. The first three places will be rewarded a prize money of 300€ - 100€.

 

The 4th Ethics Day is open to everyone and free of charge.

We kindly ask you to register for both - the event (non-binding) and the workshops (binding, as the number of participants is limited) via our online form.

 

Programme

Welcome and Presentations

1:00 pm

Welcome
Dr Oliver Locker-Grütjen
President of Rhine-Waal University

1:15 pm

Keynote: Corona, Ukraine War, and Transformation: Economic Impact and Challenges for Economic Policy
Prof. Dr Achim Truger
Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

2:00 pm

Populism - Here to stay? What are the causes? What can be done to prevent it?
Prof. Dr Jakob Lempp
Rhine-Waal University

2:30 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Educational Work and Personal Development for a Sustainable World -
Between Ideology and Reality

Christian Röser
Starkmacher e.V.

3:30 pm

Sustainability and Fair Trade in a Global Context
Sabine Portmann, Riana Pohl and Friederike Bartholme
Bread for the World

 

 

Workshops

4:15 pm

Workshops
As the number of participants in the workshops is limited, we kindly ask you to register via our online form.

 

1. Personalised Sustainability: From Thinking to Acting
Christian Röser and Florian Wichern

 

2. Sustainability and Fair Trade in a Global Context
Sabine Portmann, Riana Pohl and Friederike Bartholme

 

3. Cross-Generational Loneliness: From pandemic isolation back to crowds
The General Students‘ Committee

6:00 pm

Panel discussion
Speakers and the General Students‘ Committee

 

 

Afterwards

7:30 pm Poetry Slam WortLautRuhr
8:30 pm Socializing sponsored by the General Students‘ Committee

 

 

Supported by

Förderverein Hochschule Rhein-Waal e.V.

Förderverein Campus Camp-Lintfort e.V.

Rotary Club Kamp-Lintfort/Grafschaft Moers

Date and Time

June 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm

Kamp-Lintfort campus
Building 1  

 

 

Contact

 

Email: ethik@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

 

Registration

We kindly ask you to register for both - the event (non-binding) and the workshops (binding, as the number of participants is limited) via our online form.

 

Organisation

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Buder
Prof. Dr. Klaus Hegemann
Prof. Dr. Jakob  Lempp
Prof. Dr. Daniela Lud
Prof. Dr. Torsten Niechoj
Felix Sohnrey, M.A.
Dr. Maximilian Sommer
Prof. Dr. Florian Wichern