“Berlin is not everywhere”. SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil knows what he is talking about, even if the federal capital is the focus of his political work. The constituency of Klingbeil in Lower Saxony has a rural character in the “Rotenburg i – Heidekreis”, much more rural than in the Rhine-Sieg district, where Klingbeil visited on Wednesday afternoon Bornheim Bundestag member and SPD district president Sebastian Hartmann. made a stopover for
Ensuring that innovation and digitization are also successful in rural areas is therefore one of the central tasks of politics in the next few years for both MEPs.
As the date of their election campaign was established, the Social Democrats had chosen “Machwork”, the open workshop in Hanef operated by a union committed to the transfer of knowledge and the free transfer of knowledge.
There Dr. Fraunhofer Institute FIT employee Martin Stein presented the Innovation Center for Sustainability and Digitization recently established by the Hennef City Council, which will soon be working in Brinkmannhalle as a joint project of Hennef, Fraunhofer FIT, Machwerk and the city will start. other partner organizations.
“In rural areas, where more than 50 percent of Germany’s residents live, we have to be significantly more innovative than in large cities,” Hartmann said. In the wake of the recent mounting elections for the candidate of the SPD and its chancellor, Olaf Scholz, he was optimistic that the SPD would engage in coalition talks to form a new federal government in the fall.
In this case, the SPD Secretary-General should urgently put innovation areas that are particularly important for rural areas, such as mobility and health care, at the top of the negotiators’ agenda.
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