Berlin is an attractive metropolitan and multi-cultural city with a vibrant and creative industry. Brandenburg is the surrounding rural region which is famous for its history and the role it plays in supplying agricultural products to Berlin. However, when we look beneath the surface, it becomes obvious that this formerly divided city and region is still going through a challenging change process since the fall of the Wall in 1989. During the last 28 years the city and the surrounding rural territories had to completely adjust and renew their production processes, economic and physical infrastructure and their people’s mindsets. The location can thus also been seen as a laboratory of change. For example, the Berlin-Brandenburg economy is still today lacking in larger enterprises and strong supplier linkages. At the same time Berlin has become the centre of the creative start-up scene in Europe, and Brandenburg is the strongest German cluster in renewable energies. Hence, dynamic and declining economic sectors, regions and suburbs are located next to each other. Held in this location, our Summer Academy, including our evening programme, will give you a glimpse into this diverse world of impressions.
The event will be hosted at Hotel Grenzfall, near the Berlin Wall memorial park. The accommodation will be from Sunday, 2 July (check in) to Friday, 7 July (check-out).
This is a residential training programme and it is preferred that participants stay in the hotel where the event is to be presented.