The program "Challenges for Europe" had its first call in 2017, when Europe experienced a very intensive phase of multi crises: the refugee distribution crisis after 2015, the Brexit in 2016 and a rise in populism across Europe. Four years later, we brought together the 13 projects from the first two rounds of the initiative in Schloss Herrenhausen for a statussymposium. Program Manager Dr. Annabella Fick draws a personal résumé.
How should Europe deal with its colonial past in Africa? A German-African panel of experts calls for a differentiated, holistic discourse – and resolve.
Social robots – the teachers of the future or at least learning assistants? A Herrenhausen Forum inquired into just how intelligent and empathic digital teaching robots can be and the significance of pedagogy in a subject area dominated by computer scientists.
More than 130 multidisciplinary scientists and practitioners from 30 countries and UN organizations came together for a Herrenhausen Conference in Hannover from October 9 to 11, 2019, to elucidate the relations between climate extremes, societal resilience, and sustainable development goals.
Around 150 international academics from all disciplines discussed the reorientation of the humanities today at a Herrenhausen Symposium on September 10 to 12, 2019, which was jointly organized by the Volkswagen Foundation and the German U15 association of leading research universities.
The Herrenhausen Conference on May 6-8, 2019, focussed on food production in cities and elaborated why urban agriculture should be part of a sustainable urban planning in the future.
An exchange in the ethics debate surrounding technical progress: Self-driving vehicles was the topic of a panel discussion at the Herrenhäuser Forum held on January 15, 2019.