The Hertie Network for Shaping Tomorrow’s Economy and Democracy (Hertie for Tomorrow - HFT) aims to bring together experts and young professionals from a variety of backgrounds. The aim of the network is to develop a vision for the economic and democratic system in 2050 – what could the future look like, what do we hope for it, and what role will human society play? HFT aims to not only identify the largest changes coming towards us, but to develop concrete policy actions that can support the positive development towards this economic and democratic future.

The focus hereby lies on potential changes coming from or targeting the economic sector. Examples are:
+ How will different industries react to climate change? What are potential implications from increasingly high levels of automation?
+ What effects can cultural shifts (e.g. Generation Y, migration, demographics) have on the future?
+ And what role does the financial sector play in democratic societies?

The online group offers the chance to connect with like-minded Hertie fellows in order to exchange ideas and organize further activities in the framework of the Hertie fellows initiatives.

During the kick-off workshop the group identified five focus areas: democracy, livelihood, digitization, methods, and money.

If you are interested in developing HFT further, e.g. by joining an organizing team, either as head of one of the subgroups, or in a different form, please get in contact with Claudia Müller.

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Founder and Coordinator

Claudia Müller

Claudia is the founder of the Female Finance Forum. She is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance and has worked for the Bundesbank in Frankfurt.
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Claudia ist Gründerin des Female Finance Forum. Sie ist Absolventin der Hertie School of Governance und hat vor der Gründung des Forums für die Bundesbank in Frankfurt gearbeitet.


ff networks are platforms envisioned, founded and led by the Hertie fellows themselves with mentoring and funding support of the ff programme of the Hertie Foundation. While the ff networks are communities of like-minded fellows sharing particular interests, they are also settings for reaching out to senior key professionals and starting new collaborations. Hertie fellows have two opportunities a year to join each of the current networks, following up on regular Calls for Applications. The fellows are also invited to get in touch with new ideas.