Calls for Proposals
With these international Calls for Proposals the Democracy School is inviting scientists, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians and activists to help initiate and frame a public debate on the ‘reboot’ of our economies, societies and democracies.
The European Union and governments around the world are currently (spring 2020) putting together billion dollar rescue packages to maintain social order and restart their economies. While the amounts of money invested within this context are enormous and as such without precedent, there has been almost no public debate so far about what exactly these investments are supposed to achieve.
Is it about returning to the status quo of recent years, or are we using this as an opportunity to initiate a just and sustainable future? We have set up Reboot2030 because, certainly in the medium term, we consider a real reboot inevitable and are therefore seeking a dialogue with policy makers and politicians about its scope.
We are looking for independent moderators who would like to conduct live interviews for us via our various social media channels. Previous live- streaming experience (zoom, facebook, youtube, etc) is not required.
Moderators interested in working with Reboot2030 are invited to download an application form below.
Please note: All Reboot moderators require a reliable broadband connection, as well as access to a computer with a webcam and a microphone, to conduct their live interviews.
Agenda-Setting Process 2020 - Open
Covid-19 has hugely weakened both the global economy and global trade and affects people in highly indebted countries, as well as people in countries with inadequate social security disproportionately. Many of the changes wrought upon us due to this crisis, even in economically strong countries like Germany and the United States, will not easily, and certainly not completely be reversible, even if a political consensus (still) appears to exist that suggests otherwise. Many of the jobs lost for example will not come back for a very long time (if ever). Life will get more difficult for most people, even in rich countries. Mitigating and addressing sustainably the many social, environmental and economic challenges this crisis poses will require, in addition to adequate investments, fundamental (economic, tax, social, etc) reforms.