After three great digital roundtable discussions, there will be discussions, remembrances and celebrations with various actors from civil society, science and politics as well as companions on September 07, 2022 at bUm - Raum für die engagierte Zivilgesellschaft (betterplace Umspannwerk GmbH).
Subject to change without notice
11.00 a.m.: Arrival of the participants, welcome coffee
11.30 a.m.: Welcome by the Board of Directors and Advisory Board as well as a review of the Foundation's development.
12.15 p.m.: Review of the findings from the digital roundtables and exchange of experiences and perspectives
1:00 p.m.: Keynote speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Ekin Deligöz, Patron Ministry BMFSFJ
13.30: Lunch break
2.15 p.m.: Expert panel: Where are we today, where do we need to go?
The panel will discuss (in alphabetical order):
- Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel, Director of the Academy of Cultural Education of the Federal Government and the State of NRW
- Dr. Holger Meyer, Head of Cabinet Department at the Lower Saxony Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development
- Claudia von Bothmer, Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability o2 Telefónica Germany
- Eva Welskop-Deffaa, President of the German Caritas Association, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board SDC until 2021
15.30: Keynote speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Franziska Brantner, Patron Ministry BMWK.
16.00 h: Summary & outlook
followed by festive "Get Together
Moderation of the event: Tessniem Kadiri, Moderator & Journalist
If you are interested in participating and for further information, please contact Sandra Liebender (Mail).
Participation is possible only after prior registration.
Expert panel: Where are we today, where do we need to go?
Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel
Director of the Academy of Cultural Education of the Federal Government and the State of NRW
Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel has been Director of the Academy of Cultural Education of the Federal Government and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia since December 2013. Prior to that, she held various positions at the Center for Cultural Research, most recently as executive director until 2013. In addition, Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel is active as president of the German Cultural Council and as chairwoman of the Federal Association for Cultural Work with Children and Youth. As an expert and researcher, she has conducted numerous studies in this field and holds various teaching positions at the International University of Dresden, the University of Hildesheim, the Hamburg University of Music and Theater, and the Technical University of Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Holger Meyer
Head of Cabinet Department at the Lower Saxony Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development
Dr. Holger Meyer is Head of Cabinet at Lower Saxony's Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development. Before earning his doctorate in political science, he studied political science, law and environmental science at the universities of Lüneburg, Reno (USA) and Düsseldorf. "The digitization of state and administration will be accompanied by profound changes because it is much more than technological change."
Claudia von Bothmer
Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability bei o2 Telefónica Germany
Claudia von Bothmer is Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at o2 Telefónica Deutschland. In this role, she is responsible for the entire sustainability area of the company. The central approach here is to shape digitization responsibly as a telecommunications company - reliably, sustainably and inclusively. Von Bothmer is convinced that digitization plays a key role in helping our society achieve climate targets, strengthen social cohesion and promote general prosperity. Before joining Telefónica, Claudia von Bothmer was Head of PR& Communications at McDonald's Kinderhilfe, where she managed the foundation's entire communications activities. She started her career in 2001 as PR Manager at dot.communications GmbH in Munich and holds a Master's degree in Communication Science, German Studies and Psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Ms. von Bothmer lives in Munich, is married and the mother of three children.
President of the German Caritas Association, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board SDC until 2021
Eva Maria Welskop-Deffaa has been President of the German Caritas Association since November 2021. Prior to that, she had been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017, responsible for professional and social policy. After studying economics and history in Munich and Florence, Eva Maria Welskop-Deffaa was a policy officer for the Catholic German Women's Association and head of the "Economy and Society" department in the General Secretariat of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK). From 2006 to 2012, she headed the "Equality" department at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). As a member of the Federal Executive Board of the United Services Union ver.di (2013-2017), she was a member of the Administrative Board of the Federal Employment Agency and the Executive Board of the German Pension Insurance Federation. The focal points of her work at the German Caritas Association include digitalization, social Europe and young engagement. From 2019-2022, Eva Maria Welskopp-Deffaa chaired the advisory board of the Digital Opportunities Foundation. Eva Maria Welskop-Deffaa is married and has three grown-up children.
Prof. Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold
Journalist, political scientist, author, honorary professor in Berlin and former president of the German UNESCO Commission.
Prof. Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold headed the Protestant Media Academy in Frankfurt for ten years. As a division manager in the Intendanz, she was responsible for overall communications from 1987, was ARD spokesperson during the period of German unification, built up media research, marketing and new media, and from 2005-2010 was responsible for film promotion at Hessischer Rundfunk. From 2001 to 2009, she was Germany's representative on UNESCO's Intergovernmental Council "Information for All." In 2019, the Federal President awarded her the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Ribbon for her international cultural policy work. Today, the deputy chair of the think tank "Bergweg Forum - Thinking the Future," Potsdam, is also a member of the board of trustees of the Candid Foundation, Berlin, the German Commission for UNESCO, Bonn and Berlin, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Stuttgart and Berlin, and ifa's research advisory board, which advises the German Foreign Office. She was Chair of the Foundation Board of the Berlin-based Digital Opportunities Foundation (SDC), coaches rhetoric and speeches in Frankfurt, and teaches Political Communication and International Law at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin.