No sustainability without research – celebrating 20 years of KFPE Guidelines

Time

17:00 - 19:00

Venue

Zum Äusseren Stand
Bern

By engaging with eminent personalities, KFPE would like to initiate a dialogue around sustainability research (in German/French with simultaneous interpretation) and shed light on Switzerland's commitment to the Agenda 2030.

This map shows the collaboration networks between researchers in different cities (scientific papers 2008-2012)
Image: Computed by Oliver H. Beauchesne & SCImagoLab

Switzerland is recognised internationally as a positive example in matters of sustainability - social, economic and ecological. By signing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our country has also pledged to assume responsibility for achieving sustainability in a global context.

Such status and commitment offer excellent opportunities to disseminate Switzerland’s experience in and with sustainable development worldwide - and to exchange with other countries on the best solutions, experiences and challenges as well as to learn from one another.

To successfully shape global change, however, Switzerland must develop policies and governance mechanisms that are more coherent as well as adopt an integral way of thinking. This requires the active participation of civil society and engagement from the private sector. It also requires science - tangible and targeted sustainability research. In this regard, Switzerland still has a lot of catching up to do.

The KFPE wishes to lead the way. By engaging with eminent personalities, KFPE would like to initiate a dialogue around sustainability research (in German with simultaneous interpretation) and shed light on Switzerland's commitment to the Agenda 2030.

KFPE is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Guidelines for research partnerships. This seems like a perfect opportunity to discuss forward-looking ideas.

PROGRAMME
17.00 Antonio Loprieno, President of the Swiss Academies and European Academies (Allea): Welcome

17.10 Thomas Breu, CDE, Bern University & President of the KFPE
Research for Agenda 2030 – Risks and Opportunities for Switzerland

17.30 Panel discussion with
Rosmarie Quadranti, National Council and member of the Advisory Commitee on International Cooperation
Thomas Pletscher, Executive Board Member, Head of Competition & Regulatory Affairs, economiesuisse & Secretary General ICC Switzerland
Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Assistant Director General, Head of the South Cooperation Department, SDC
Océane Dayer, Co-Chair, SDSN Switzerland
Herbert Binggeli, President of Bern University of Applied Sciences and member of International Relations, swissuniversities

Moderation by Dominique Reber

18:45 Surprise

19:00 Apéro riche (snacks and beverages)

Please register by 17 November 2018

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