We would like to inform you that our plans regarding the Future Forum Danubia 2020 conference have been changed, the conference will be held in a different form than we planned. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 has not abated at the expected pace overseas and in some European countries either. We expected speakers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries around the world for the conference, but due to the pandemic, the travel options are not clarified even in July 2020. In most of the countries, despite our expectations, air traffic is still limited and quarantine is mandatory for departures and arrivals. In addition, in many international companies, the company’s global policy is that executives and employees are still not allowed to attend corporate events or represent their company in person.
Based on the above, we have decided to organize the Future Forum Danubia conference planned for this year in a different form. Throughout, it has been important for us to discuss the trends and the visions for the next decade, together in person, to provide space for in-depth thinking and exchange of ideas. Unfortunately, this cannot be made up for by an online event. Thus, we were forced to postpone the conference to next year. We would also like to inform you that by the autumn of 2020 we will be organizing several smaller forums following the theme of the conference, keeping the original idea of the Future Forum Danubia.
Thank you for your understanding! We wish you a great summer holiday, and we hope next year we'll meet at Future Forum Danubia 2021!
On the behalf of Future Forum Danubia:
Dr. Ákos Kozák
For the past ten years, since a global economic crisis in 2008, political and economic institutions are struggling with an existential crisis and growing legitimacy deficits worldwide.
The economic disillusionment, the prevailing political paralysis, social tensions, and terrorist threats have severely undermined the development of a coveted unity that once supported the creation of the European Union and a global order.
The distrust of democratic institutions, politicians and our compatriots has increased dramatically, with the public opinion influenced by general fear and insecurity. Hope and optimism are much needed in politics. In this discussion, we will offer a variety of alternative approaches when it comes to restoring hope and trust.
arrival and registration
opening ceremony of the Future Forum Danubia
Lidewij Edelkoort (To be confirmed) – opening speech
Manuel Castells – keynote adresses
Extensive economic growth is essential for long-term sustainable and socially inclusive development, creating income opportunities to improve living standards.
In order to achieve growth, stakeholders need to work together effectively, but this cooperation requires a high level of trust.
The purpose of this panel discussion is to show how this trust could be increased and to highlight key areas of the region’s economy where enhanced cooperation is needed.
Tomáš Sedláček – keynote speaker presentation
Sonja Zmerli – presentation
Guy Standing – presentation
closing of breakout sessions
The issue of social welfare has recently come to the forefront of economic policy debates and has been linked to the topic of economic growth.
Welfare as a multifaceted concept refers not only to the well-being and financial security of the individual, but also to social equality as a whole.
The purpose of the panel discussion is to present areas that can be key in improving the well-being of a society.