World Future Council meeting in Bregenz from Thursday to Sunday
50 experts from all over the world meet for the 10th World Future Forum – live stream of opening session
The World Future Council is meeting at Bregenz Festival House from 30 March to 2 April for its 10th annual forum. Fifty international experts from the world of politics, science, economics and culture – among them Dr. Auma Obama and Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker – will discuss the most urgent problems of our time. The opening session, with statements by council members from all parts of the world, will be broadcast live over the internet at www.kongresskultur.com.
The agenda of the World Future Council at the 10th World Future Forum is wide-ranging. It will discuss the further adoption of renewable energy, standing up for children's rights, and working towards nuclear disarmament and a world without hunger. It is the first time the council has met in Bregenz. Among the more than 50 international experts from the world of politics, science, economics and culture are the co-president of the Club of Rome, Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, the children's rights expert Auma Obama, and UN desertification expert Monique Barbut.
The World Future Council was established by Jakob von Uexküll, who also instituted the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'. The councillors search for examples of best policy all around the world, propose effective solutions and present them to politicians.
Live stream of opening session
The opening of the four-day forum, at 1:30 pm on Thursday, will be broadcast live by Kongresskultur Bregenz on www.kongresskultur.com and on Youtube (www.youtube.com/user/festpielhausbregenz/live). At the opening session, twenty councillors will give their views on the most urgent problems facing the world today. A musical welcome will be performed by the inclusive project Tango en Punta.
During the forum, people will be able to check up on how discussions are proceeding via Twitter (www.twitter.com/Good_Policies), Facebook (www.facebook.com/wfc.goodpolicies) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/worldfuturecouncil). The hashtag for World Future Forum reports is #WFF17Bregenz.
The forum ends on Sunday with the councillors giving a collective closing statement.