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The Challenge of COVID-19: How Is the German Social System Coping?

August 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

COVID-19 has disproportionally affected low income and minority communities, increased the digital divide, shown weakness in healthcare systems, and changed the nature of everyday life including work and education. Although Germany was able to suppress the infection rate, the pandemic has taken a toll on its social system.

Join us on Tuesday, August 18 at 11:00 am ET for a webinar with Bundestag Member Ekin Deligӧz (Green Party), who serves on the Bundestag’s Budget Committee and as Spokeswoman for the Bavarian Greens in the Bundestag. She will discuss the impact of the pandemic on German society.

This event is being held as part of WunderbarTogetherUSA 2020, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the Germany Federal Foreign Office and implemented together with the Goethe-Institut.

In September 1979, Ekin Deligöz came with her family from Turkey to Germany. In 1992, she passed her Abitur in Weißenhorn, Bavaria and then completed a degree in administrative sciences in Constance and Vienna, which she finished in 1998 as a graduate in administrative science.

In 1991, she was one of the co-founders of the Bavarian State Association of Green Youth and at that time was the spokeswoman for the “Grün Bunt Alternative Jugend Bayern”.

Ms. Deligöz has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1998. From 2002 to 2005, she was Parliamentary Managing Director of the parliamentary group of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen. From 1998 to 2009, she was a member of the children’s commission of the German Bundestag. From 2005 to 2009, she was deputy chair of the Bundestag committee for families, seniors and women. Between 2009 and 2013, Ms. Deligöz was one of the deputy group chairwomen of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen in the Bundestag.

Since 2013, she has been a member of the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag and chairwoman of the Greens in the Audit Committee. She is also a deputy member of the Labor and Social Affairs Committee and spokeswoman for the Bavarian Greens in the Bundestag. Since 2018, Ms. Deligöz has served as the Vice president of the German Child Protection Association “Deutscher Kinderschutzbund”.


August 18, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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