Transnational Digital Conference

Join us online December 9, 2022

Global challenges do not stop at national borders and can only be solved through joint, transnational cooperation – both at the political and societal level. German Volkshochschulen (adult education centres) and adult education facilities from the United Kingdom, Ukraine and the USA have come together as part of the Urban X-Change Network to engage in transnational partnerships. The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and makes a major contribution to international diplomacy between towns and cities, and to “foreign policy between societies”. The cooperation activities are in support of international exchange, and enhance societies’ resilience, especially in times of increasing social challenges, crises and war.

Join us online for our “Urban X Change – Transnational Digital Conference” on December 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CET Central European Time

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Urban X Change – Transnational Digital Conference

December 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CET

10:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks
Christoph Jost – Director of DVV International

Opening address    
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
President of Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV)
German Adult Education Association

Opening address
Stefan Rößel
Director for Cultural Relations Policy
German Federal Foreign Office
10:30 a.m. Key Note Speech
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Bertelsmann Foundation, German
“Urban diplomacy – networks for transformation and political participation”
11:00 a.m. Panel discussion
Opening speech Dr. Ingrid Schöll, Director of Bonn Adult Education Centre, Germany
“Challenges for adult education, for democracy and for an inclusive urban society”

Prof. Dr. Hanna Shvindina (CEO Lifelong Learning Center, City of Sumy, Ukraine), Helen Chicot (City of Rochdale Government, United Kingdom), Dr. Ingrid Schöll
(vhs Bonn, Germany), Dr. Moritz Pieper (German Federal Foreign Office)

Questions and answers
Facilitated dialogue between plenary and panel
12:15 p.m. Closing remarks
Christoph Jost, Director of DVV International
12:30 p.m. End of conference