may, 2022

202206may09:3010:30COOPERATION with St. Gallen Forum - A new generation contract: Challenges for politics and the economy with Friedrich Merz09:30 - 10:30

Event Details

After more than five decades, the St. Gallen Symposium is now the world’s most important platform for intergenerational dialogue. The 51st St. Gallen Symposium will explore current dilemmas and new, more impactful models of collaboration. How should we strike a balance between independence and interdependence in addressing our most pressing challenges? And what are the skills, values, and frameworks needed to work together more effectively?

Due to the national debt in the wake of the War in Ukraine, the Corona pandemic, the climate challenge and demographic change, it is becoming increasingly clear that Western societies need to develop a new intergenerational contract to make their institutions sustainable and generation-appropriate.  Friedrich Merz has repeatedly emphasised in recent years that a new intergenerational contract must be developed in order not to burden young and future generations with a heavy mortgage. The St. Gallen Symposium offers the ideal setting to outline his vision of a new intergenerational contract. We look forward to an engaged discussion with:

Mamphele Ramphele, Co-President, Club of Rome
Friedrich Merz , Chairman, Christian Democratic Union
Claudia Plakolm, Austrian Secretary of State for Youth
Moderator:  Prof. Christoph Frei



(Friday) 09:30 - 10:30