Dialogue for the Future 2020

Online Networking Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Conference

«Dialogue for future 2020» is an international networking conference that provides a forum for ideas and exchange between civil society actors and experts on sustainability and digitalisation. It is a place where changemakers from 10 countries will meet to network and brainstorm how to implement innovative international projects and start a successful cross-border cooperation. By taking part in workshops and discussions, participants will learn about current debates and trends in social entrepreneurship. In 2020, due to COVID-19 circumstances, the conference will be held online, thus responding to actual digital transformation challenges and the upcoming need to develop new forms of collaboration and engagement.

Who Can Participate

Civil society actors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, France, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine who are working within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and who are ready to find an international partner-organisation and implement a cross-border project together.

Why Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form a strategical foundation for political, social, and economic transformation in the world. As a call for action, they offer directions on how to develop green and sustainable solutions. NGOs mobilise around SDGs and play a crucial role in their implementation.
We have defined this year’s discussion by the goals 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 17 addressing the demand to establish a civil society dialogue on topics such as non-formal education, sustainable economic development and mobility, climate activism and community resilience.

Main Dialogues

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

UN SDG 4, 9, 11, 13, 17
Within this topic cluster, the discussion will be focused on how the non-profit sector can leverage technologies and go digital, how technological innovations impact its work, how to work with data collectively and how to prevent a data breach. These aspects will be covered during the following workshops:


Low Tech for Smart people. Hands-on Sustainable Mobility in a Smart City


● Data Security for NGOs


digital [un] stable

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

UN SDG 8, 9, 11, 12
Emboldening the communities to become resilient and self-reliant, NGOs contribute to their sustainable development. Therefore, economic sustainability lies at the core of the NGOs’ principles that involve practices of sustainable economy to foster communities’ capability for self-reliance. This track consists of the following activities:


Sustainable Economy and its Role for Civil Society


Conscious consumerism — the potential for direct impact


Why Purpose needs Branding

GREEN TRANSFORMATION

UN SDG: 7, 9, 13, 17
During this conference track, we will explore some of the trends in the climate justice movements and their actual framing power for the work of NGOs on the international level. Participants will gain insight into how to make an ecological initiative go viral and how to create enabling spaces for civil society. Other issues to be raised are:


 SDGs as a Mobilisation Tool in the Climate Action Context


Energy Efficiency and Alternative Structures of Supply


(Offline) Eco Communities vs Digitalisation


Sharing experiences on sustainable innovative civil society spaces

 

COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE

UN SDG 4, 9, 17
Quality education is a fundamental value and a defining component necessary for effective change. During this dialogue, we will touch upon the topics of cross-cultural competences, productive collaboration within a digital environment, the transmission of green values and the importance of teaching sustainability. The planned workshops are:


How to Collaborate Online Effectively in Your NGO


Learning to adapt: how can we be prepared for a climate crisis


Digital Campaigning for Climate Activism


Intercultural communication: how to turn challenges of diversity into advantages

Our Speakers & Moderators

Artur Aheiev

Youth Delegate to the UN 2020/21
Ukraine

Dr Marcus Andreas

Sustainability Expert
Germany

Ani Baboomian

Impact Hub Yerevan
Armenia

Hauke Brekenfeld

KOMBÜSE
Germany

Arshak Makichyan

Fridays for Future
Russia

Dr Michael Mischke

wechange eG
Germany

Damian Paderta

Offene Kommunen.NRW
Germany

Franziska Schreiber

Institute of Urban Planning and Design
Germany

Elisabeth Staudt

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
Germany

Lidia Wojtal

International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks
Germany

Natia Tsikaradze

Administration of the Government
Georgia

Natalia Trambovetska

Insha Osvita
Ukraine

Carolina Ungureanu

Institute for Development and Social Initiatives «Vitorul»
Moldova

Simon Boelts

Cosmonauts & Kings GmbH
Germany

Sebastian Molls

Cosmonauts & Kings
GmbH

Germany

Olena Anhelova

Insha Osvita
Ukraine

Lera Polianskowa

Photinus Studio
Ukraine

Max Pijevskii

EcoVisio
Moldova

Dmitri Petrov

breathe.moscow
Russia

Dr Peter Boexkes

Consultant & Trainer
Germany

Jennifer Drouin

Amsterdam Doughnut Coalition
Netherlands

Katja Bartholmess

B Lab
Germany

Illia Yeremenko

NGO Ecoclub
Ukraine

Sabrina Schulz

Progressive Centre
Germany

Yuliya Makliuk

Insha Osvita
Ukraine

Sunday, September 27

16:00 CEST Opening
16:15 CEST Launch of the Civil Society Platform
16:35 CEST Technical Intro to the Conference Center
17:00 CEST Networking & Party

 

Monday, September 28

09:00 CEST Opening Ceremony
09:15 CEST Organisers Keynote
09:25 CEST Partners & Friends Keynote
09:50 CEST Presenting of the German Federal Foreign Office Funding Programme
10:45 CEST Coffee Break
11:00 CEST NETWORKING
12:00 CEST Break
14:00 CEST PRESENTATION
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
14:30 CEST PANEL DISCUSSION
SDGs as a Mobilisation Tool in the Climate Action Context
15:45 CEST Coffee Break
15:45 CEST WORKSHOPS
Data Security for NGOs
Why Purpose needs Branding
Sharing experiences on sustainable innovative civil society spaces
Intercultural communication: how to turn challenges of diversity into advantages
17:15 CEST NETWORKING

 

Tuesday, September 29

09:00 CEST Check In
09:15 CEST DISCUSSIONS
(Offline) Eco-Communities vs Digitalization
Conscious consumerism — the potential for direct impact
Role of civil society in reaching the sustainable energy supply
Learning to adapt: how can we be prepared for a climate crisis
10:15 CEST  Coffee Break
10:30 CEST WORKSHOPS
digital [un] stable
Low Tech for Smart people! Hands-on Sustainable Mobility in a Smart City
Digital Campaigning for Climate Activism
• Intercultural communication. How to turn challenges of diversity into advantages
12:00 CEST Break
14:00 CEST Idea Cafe
15:30 CEST Coffee Break
15:45 CEST WORKSHOPS
Data Security for NGOs
Why Purpose needs Branding
Developing pathways to sustainable innovative civil society spaces
How to Collaborate Online Effectively in Your NGO
17:15 CEST NETWORKING

 

Wednesday, September 30

09:00 CEST Check-In
09:15 CEST PANEL DISCUSSION
Sustainable Economy and its Role for the Civil Society
10:15 CEST Coffee Break
10:30 CEST Idea Cafe
12:00 CEST Break
14:00 CEST Project Pitch
15:15 CEST Coffee Break
15:30 CEST Q&A with German Federal Foreign Office Representatives
16:40 CEST Closing Ceremony & Party

 

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