Forum “Zukunftsfragen” – Questions about the Future
The FORUM ZUKUNFTSFRAGEN is a project of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) program at Kehl University.
Founded in 1994, the FORUM has reached about 10,000 participants over the last 17 years. Twice now it has been designated as an official ESD Decade Project by UNESCO. Its educational objective is to raise awareness among the participants for the issues of sustainable development. Students and external participants should keep in mind aspects of sustainable development when making concrete decisions on and off the job.
The range of topics includes ecological, economic, socio-cultural and spiritual questions.
In addition, it invites participants to discuss questions of democratic participation on all levels. The focus here is on basic knowledge as well as concrete suggestions, e.g. regarding ‘green’ business practices or the integration of foreigners.
The FORUM ZUKUNFTSFRAGEN consists of the following elements:
- a lecture series at the University, open to the public, with 30 lectures a year under the heading „Forming the Future“, which is regularly attended by citizens of the Ortenau region/Strasbourg
- seminars on sustainable development, e.g. Local Agenda 21 or moral courage
- the Future Prize,
which is awarded each year for an excellent bachelor’s thesis on a topic relating to sustainable development
In cooperation with the Office for Ethics in Science and Technology at Karlsruhe University and with the Ethics Network of the Universities of Applied Science in the State of Baden-Württemberg, there is the possibility of earning a certificate of competence in ethics.
The FORUM ZUKUNFTSFRAGEN has now been selected for the third time as the official German Decade Project for the period 2011/2012 by the jury of the National Committee of the UN Decade „Education for Sustainable Development“.
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Link to UNESCO