In the frame of the European Year 2012, the Körber Foundation has decided to focus on the issue of ageing launching the campaign "Reinventing Old Age". The objective is to create new images of old age by holding a series of events along the year in several German cities and by collecting people's wishes and ideas for their old age.
Some of the activities planned by the foundation during the European Year for Active Ageing are a series of conferences by senior personalities at the KörberForum, such as the German actress Uschi Glas and author Margaret Heckel. On June 18th Frauenkirche Dresden will inaugurate a series of events over the topic “Generationendialog”, with Tanja Dückers and Christoph Hein . In September the foundation will host in Haus im Park an interview with the journalist Wibke Bruhns about the images of old age.
In November 2012 the foundation will celebrate its annual symposium, dedicated this year to the theme old age and work.
The Körber Foundation is also implementing several initiatives focused on highlighting the potential of the older generation. Hence, the German organisation is motivating and enabling older citizens to contribute actively to shaping society. Currently, the Körber Foundation has two major programmes that reflect the organisation’s approach on ageing:
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Founded in 1959 by the entrepreneur and investigator Kurt A. Körber in Hamburg-Bergedorf, today the foundation operates nationally and internationally with its own projects and events from its locations in Hamburg and Berlin. International Affairs, Education, Science, Civil Society and Culture are its main areas of work.
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