Events

Mercator Impuls: #BTW21 - Digitaler denn je. Eine Diskussion über Social Media, die Bundestagswahl und die Demokratie

Dec. 7, 2021 Virtual event
Die diesjährige Bundestagswahl war digitaler als jede andere vor ihr. In der Pandemie verlagerten sich der Wahlkampf und die gesellschaftlichen Debatten noch stärker in die sozialen Medien. Vor der Wahl war die Sorge groß, dass Manipulationsversuche, Desinformation und Hassrede unte…

Registration deadline: Dec. 7, 2021

3. KoMet-Tag - "Smart Metropolitan Solutions - Wege zu klimaneutralen und resilienten Städten"

Dec. 6, 2021 Virtual event
Wie können Smart-City-Ansätze für die Bewältigung aktueller Herausforderungen einer klimaneutralen und resilienten Stadtentwicklung aus sozialer, technischer und ökologischer Perspektive genutzt werden? Welche (un)erwünschten Nebenwirkungen verbinden sich mit dem Konze…

Mercator Alumni Meet-Up Stuttgart

Dec. 2, 2021 Virtual event
Dear Mercator Alumni,we would like to initiate a Mercator alumni group for the regions of Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Mannheim etc.. To get started, we will meet on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at lake "Feuersee" in the west of Stuttgart for a cozy outside get-together with punch and mulled win…

Registration deadline: Dec. 2, 2021

How Germany became Home: Remembering 60 Years of German-Turkish Recruitment Agreement

Nov. 26, 2021 Virtual event
It all started with a signature. 60 years ago, the agreement on the recruitment of foreign workers was signed with Turkey. The immigration of people from Turkey is a story of ups and downs, of strokes of fate, but also of moments of happiness and great successes that have left a lasting mark on our…

Humboldt-Rede zu Europa: Sauli Niinistö, Präsident der Republik Finnland

Nov. 23, 2021 Virtual event
How do the presidents of the European member states and other high-ranking representatives of European institutions assess the current situation and future of the European project? The Humboldt Speeches on Europe would like to provide an answer to this question. The President of the Republic of Fi…

Mercator Impuls: Mehr Bürgerbeteiligung in der Klimapolitik: Hype oder Heilmittel?

Nov. 18, 2021 Virtual event
Die Ausweitung von Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten für Bürger*innen gilt gemeinhin als wesentliches Element einer erfolgreichen Klimaschutzpolitik und ist vielfach bereits gelebte Praxis. Denn effektiver Klimaschutz ist eine komplexe und zugleich drängende politische und gesellschaftl…

Mercator Impuls: Der Digital Services Act (DSA) — Europas neues Grundgesetz fürs Internet?

Nov. 17, 2021 Virtual event
Mit dem Digital Services Act (und dem daran gekoppelten Digital Market Act DMA) steht die Europäische Union kurz davor, eine umfassende Reform der Plattformregulierung und des digitalen Binnenmarkts zu beschließen. Hat dieses neue „Grundgesetz“ des europäischen Inter…

Join the Twelth "State of Europe" Speech by EU Council President Charles Michel!

Nov. 9, 2021 Berlin
This year's Europe Speech with Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, will take place as part of the "We are Europe!" initiative on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 19:00. The Europe Speech is an annual statement by Europe's highest representatives on the nature and state of Europe. The p…

Registration deadline: Nov. 5, 2021

25 Years of Stiftung Mercator. "Building Bridges. Rethinking." | Mercator Salon on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Stiftung Mercator

Oct. 27, 2021 Virtual event
We are looking forward to a digital salon with a varied program, where we will take a look at the work done and the future work of Stiftung Mercator from different perspectives. This Mercator Salon marks the end of the salon series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Stiftung Mercator. Representat…

Registration deadline: Oct. 26, 2021

Rethinking Climate Change, Sustainability and Innovation: Discussing Academic and Policy Perspectives on the Upcoming Transformation

Oct. 26, 2021 Virtual event
The European Green Deal aims to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient economy that reduces net emissions to zero by 2050 while at the same time ensuring economic growth and improving people`s health. Research and innovation are key prerequisites for tackling the challenges that com…

Registration deadline: Oct. 21, 2021

Zukunft einer postmi­gran­ti­schen Gesell­schaft – Wir feiern 10 Jahre JIK!

Oct. 25, 2021 Virtual event
Nicht nur die Stiftung Mercator feiert Geburtstag - auch die Junge Islam Konferenz (JIK) begeht dieses Jahr ein Jubiläum. Die JIK wird 10 Jahre alt und lädt zu diesem Anlass herzlich ein zu einer Sonderausgabe der Reihe „JIK Talks“ in Berlin und digital. Zehn Jahre ist es her…

Live-Concert „Deutsch­land­lie­der - Almanya Türküleri“

Oct. 23, 2021 Essen
In 1961, in October, the German-Turkish recruitment agreement was signed.  The so-called Turkish "guest workers" came -  and brought along their music. Unheard by their German fellow citizens, they sang of wanderlust, of arriving, of love and of their working life, danced to their music a…

"Crises as Opportunities? Shaping Social Cohesion in a Diverse Society" | Mercator Salon with Armin Nassehi

Oct. 20, 2021 Virtual event
How can social cohesion be strengthened against the backdrop of various crises - climate, migration or corona - and increasing diversity? Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi is one of Germany's most influential sociologists and a leading voice in the social discourse on issues such as integration, denouncing …

"How open does the future remain? The use of algorithmic systems in historical perspective" | Mercator Salon with Jill Lepore

Oct. 18, 2021 Virtual event
Are we living in the midst of a digital revolution? How are algorithmic systems changing democratic principles such as equality or the rule of law? Do applications of so-called artificial intelligence expand or limit our ability to design desirable futures? We will discuss these and other question…

"Europe vs. Big Tech" - Paths to Europe's Sovereignty in the Digital Era | Mercator Salon with Francesca Bria -

Oct. 13, 2021 Virtual event
Facebook, Alibaba, Google, Tencent. The USA and China appear to be dividing the digital world up between themselves. Digital competition is a battle not only for financial profits, but also for political power, social influence and ethical standards. Cau…

Planetary Boundaries: How climate, ocean and species protection helps our health | Mercator Salon with Mojib Latif

Oct. 11, 2021 Virtual event
Climate change, loss of biodiversity, species extinction, over-acidified oceans - the natural foundations of life on our planet are under considerable threat. This threatens humans, for example, in the form of communicable diseases and increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather events such as…

Heimweh, Lieder und Maloche – ein Rückblick auf 60 Jahre Anwerbeabkommen mit der Türkei: Digital Mercator Salon with Nedim Hazar and Eko Fresh (in German)

Oct. 4, 2021 Virtual event
Almost 60 years ago, the German state signed an agreement on the recruitment of foreign workers with Turkey. With the so-called "guest workers" came their music: songs of longing and arrival, of wanderlust and love, of deprivation, of life - and of celebration! The musician and filmmaker Nedim Haz…

Registration deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

MERCATORA: Strategic Career Building and Professional Networking

Sept. 16, 2021 Virtual event
Welcome to the first seminar module of the 2021/22 edition of our Mercator Alumnae Careerbuilding program Mercatora! This seminar will focus on teambuilding, networking and personal career analysis. What are my career goals? How to build my career with a strategic plan? What are my success crit…

Digitaler Mercator Impuls: Der ÖPNV als Rückgrat der Verkehrswende

Sept. 13, 2021 Virtual event
Die Anforderungen an den Öffentlichen Personennachverkehr sind hoch: Als bezahlbare Alternative zum Auto soll der ÖPNV möglichst vielen Menschen die Teilhabe am gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Leben ermöglichen. Zugleich soll ein starker öffentlicher Verkehr ein zen…

Registration deadline: Sept. 10, 2021

Digitaler Mercator Impuls: Young Europeans speak to the EU

Sept. 9, 2021 Virtual event
Kaum eine Frage ist für die Zukunft Europas wichtiger als jene, was junge Europäer*innen von der Europäischen Union erwarten: Was soll die EU tun und was soll sie sein? Dieser Frage ist Timothy Garton Ash (Professor für Europastudien, Universität Oxford) gemeinsam mit …

Registration deadline: Sept. 7, 2021