We present the learning platform in Berlin

The colleagues from the project consortium come together again and present the result of its collaboration, a platform on socio-economic learning. The event starts in a public library in Berlin at 18 o’clock on 19th May 2022. Explanations on the project and parts of the platform will lead to a so-called Economic Speed Dating to bring the audience in contact.

After that, a discussion takes place a current economic topic. Under the title “The Digital Euro: Curse or Blessing?“, Dirk Schrade, Deputy Director General, Payments and Settlement Systems, Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr. Norbert Häring, Handelsblatt and Dr. Dirk Ehnts, Pufendorf Society, will debate the plans to set up a digital central bank account for all citizens. What consequences might citizens expect from that? Will this promote the abolition of cash? Would this be a cause for concern, since ‘smart’ payment only facilitates payment transactions? But what is money? How is it created? And what is the role of the central bank in an economy? How can an “update” of democracy succeed – in times of the digitalisation of money?

The event at a glance

18.00 – 18.30 Presentation of the learning platform

18.30 – 19.00 “Economic speed dating”

19.00 – 20.30 Panel discussion with audience participation: The Digital Euro: Curse or Blessing?

20.30 – 21.30 Culinary snacks to round off the evening

Venue: Wolfdietrich-Schnurre-Bibliothek, Bizetstr. 41, 13088 Berlin-Weißensee, 3rd floor, tram M4, M 13, 12 stop “Antonplatz” (15 minutes from Alexanderplatz)

Time: Thursday, 19.05. 2022, 6-21.30 p.m.

Admission is free.

An event by weltgewandt. Institute for Intercultural Political Education in cooperation with the Wolfdietrich Schnurre Library, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.