Here you can find the current planning status of the program, which will be constantly supplemented. Please feel free to check it out again later.

All contributions will be simultaneously translated into English or German. Only in the project marketplaces there will be no translations.

The event will take place on the 25th of May from 2 to 6 pm.


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

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

Keynote by Anna Athanasopoulou, EU Commission, Head of Department “Advanced Technologies, Clusters
and Social Economy” in DG GROW

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

Community & Eco-village Project Cambium and its Financing with the ´Wealth Pool“-Approach´ (
N.N., Cambium – Leben in Gemeinschaft, Fehring, Austria

+ Presentation of another innovative approach from regions in EU countries

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

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)

+ Presentation of 2 other innovative approaches from the regions in Germany

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

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




Hinweis: Die Veranstaltung wird ebenfalls auf deutsch verfügbar sein.