Press releases

19.01.2015 15:00

2014; A Year of the Unexpected


Since the last Open Forum one year ago the global context has changed in ways that could never have been predicted. A number of unexpected events have shaken the world, from revolution and conflict in the Ukraine to the rise of ISIS and the emergence of the ebola outbreak. At the same time the world is still marred by a number of underlying chronic problems; macroeconomic and technological shifts are disrupting employment markets, inequality is still on the rise and global and national governance architectures are looking increasingly moribund. The 2015 Open Forum programme addresses a number of these issues, while also asking what can be done to solve them.


18.01.2013 09:00

Open Forum Davos 2013: Building Resilience through Debate

The Open Forum Davos 2013, which runs in parallel to the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2013, is holding a series of high-level discussions, from 23 to 26 January, with leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. For the 11th consecutive year, the public is invited to join our animated debates and discuss current issues with global experts.


23.01.2012 09:00

Open Forum Davos 2012: Recognition, Discussion and Change

The Open Forum Davos 2012, running in parallel with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, is hosting a series of high-level discussions from 27 to 29 January with leaders from politics, business and civil society. For the 10th year, the public is invited to join the discussions, offering a chance to debate a number of issues, such as globalization and its consequences.


30.01.2011 13:26

Over 2000 Participants at the Open Forum Davos

Six panels with up to 470 participants in the sometimes overfilled hall demonstrated the relevance of the themes of the ninth Open Forum Davos organised by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and the World Economic Forum.