World Café and Follow-up: Shaping a Sustainable Digital World 2 December 2020

On December 2, the follow-up workshop to the May 8 event, in which participants have developed ideas how to shape a sustainable digital world, will take place in Bern. The follow-up workshop is open to all interested persons and aims at project development, team building, and the identification of funding possibilities. It will take the form of a World Café in the morning and project-focused group workshops in the afternoon.

02.12.2020, 9.30-16.45 o'clock – BFH Business School, Brückenstrasse 73, Bern

The starting point

Against the background of the megatrends digitization and climate change, the BFH had been commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) to investigate the opportunities and challenges that arise in connection with digitization in the environmental sector and what action needs to be taken. The results of this study have given rise to a campaign on the topic of "Shaping a Sustainable Digital World", whose highlight so far has been the virtual Policy-Kitchen workshop on May 8, 2020 (find everything on the workshop here). The ideas developed during this workshop will now be built upon in a follow-up workshop on December 2, 2020.

Issues related to the provision and the governance of environmental data, which have been the object of several project ideas, will be covered in an online workshop on November 25, 2020.

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  • Start date 02.12.2020, 9.30-16.45 o'clock
  • Place BFH Business School, Brückenstrasse 73, Bern


time Program

Welcome by the BFH and Mercator Foundation Switzerland


Keynote on Design Thinking


Tables topic voting & distribution of participants

10.50 World Café

Lunch Break


Input project funding: presentation of possible funding opportunities, identification of criteria, Q&A with potential funding partners


Conceptual work in teams


Exchange in the Plenary, Goodbye


Table Project ideas* Facilitator

Circular Economy: Methodological Approaches

  • Research on circular economy
  • Incentives for circular economy in electronic goods
  • Inkubator «Digital+Nachhaltig»
  • Use digital design thinking to find solutions for a sustainable future

Circular Economy: Sharing and Repairing

  • Rücknahme von IT-Geräten
  • Sharing-Plattform mit Punkten
  • Werkzeug-Selecta-Kasten
  • Using the sharing emerging in the corona crisis to continue sharing
  •  Neuartiger Reparaturservice


Labelling & Sensitization: Electronic Devices and Apps

  • Labelling of repairability of electronic devices
  • Improve awareness of energy usage of smartphones
  • Prendre conscience des conséquences de l’usage des écrans connectés pour l’environnement à travers les applications
  • Digital apps can make everyone aware of their impact
  • IKT-Design-Richtlinie


Labelling & Sensitization:
Environmental Data & Information

  • Klimavignette fürs Auto
  • Klimadaten im öffentlichen Raum visualisieren
  • Etablierung eines Swiss Climate Index (SCI)
  • Green Cumulus / Supercard


Labelling & Sensitization: Sufficiency, Collective Action

  • #politchallenge for sufficiency
  • Sustainability and sufficiency - from shared attitudes to collective action
  • Swiss competition for best post-fossil society


My Green Data Projects

  • Crowd-Sourcing von Klimadaten
  • Citizen Participation in Biomonitoring



* Listed are the project ideas from the May workshop; within the different thematic areas, participants are free to combine several project ideas or to develop new ones.



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