Agenda 2021



All contributions were simultaneously translated into English or German.

The took place on the 25th of May from 2 to 6 pm.


14:00  Welcome:
Dr. Peter Kurz, Lord Mayor, City of Mannheim
and the organizers:
Markus Duscha, Fair Finance Institute; Christian Röser, Starkmacher e.V.,

14:15  Sustainable Finance, Climate Protection and Housing in the Social Economy – EU-Level and in the Regions

Keynote by Dr. Anna Athanasopoulou, EU Commission, Head of Unit “Proximity, social economy and creative industries” in DG GROW

14:45  Regional Fair Finance approaches in Europe

Improving housing conditions for captive residents in Ghent by a revolving fund
Alexis Versele, Architect and socio-ecological constructions at Technology Campus Ghent, Ghent, Belgium/ KU Leuven

Community & Eco-village Project Cambium and its Financing with the ´Wealth Pool-Approach´
Christian Loy, Cambium – Leben in Gemeinschaft, Fehring, Austria

Activating Housing Cooperatives in Europe – The Approach of „Living in Metropolises”
Knut Höller, Board member at „Living in Metropolises SCE mbH“, Berlin
and excecutive board member of „Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa (IWO) e.V.“ (Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe)

Project marketplace: Participants and project presenters in discussion (German and English, without translation)

15:55  Regional Fair Finance Approaches in Germany

Introductory statement by Sven Giegold, spokesperson for the German Greens in the European Parliament and
chairman of the Green Group in the Committee on Economic and Financial Policy

Serial refurbishment according to the Energiesprong principle: affordable refurbishment solution with a future
Nils Bormann, German Energy Agency (dena)

Social Climate Mitigation in Rental Housing: The Idea of the „One-Third Model“
Peter Mellwig, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (“ifeu”)

Presentation of projects of the LBBW
N.N., Federal State Bank of Baden-Württemberg (“LBBW”) (cancelled)

Project marketplace: Participants and project presenters in discussion (German and English, without translation)

17:10  Closing panel: Lessons Learned and new shores with Social Economy

Helmut Augustin, Sparkasse Rhein Neckar Nord, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Christiane Ram, City of Mannheim, Department of Economic and Structural Development, Head of Department
Gesa Vögele, Corporate Responsibility Interface Center (CRIC) e. V., Member of CRIC Management Team

17:50  Farewell


Hinweis: Die Veranstaltung war ebenfalls auf deutsch verfügbar.