Olympia - the unbelievable story
Submit Petitions online!
On the 12062020- petition portal, you can continue to submit your petition proposals, network and discuss amongst each other.
Join us? Do you share our vision and want to actively participate and help shape our project? We are looking forward to meeting you!
Due to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19), we currently cannot tell whether the 12.06.2020 event with a crowd of 70.000 people in the olympic stadium can still take place. We ask you to give us some time to discuss our options together with the responsible authorities and come to a carefully considered decision.
About 12062020 Olympia
Our world, our society has not felt as if they are in balance for a long time. Nevertheless, it seems like neither politics nor the economy is addressing the big questions of our time satisfyingly: can we continue to consume as we do now without destroying our planet? Can technology alone really stop climate change? Do I have a better chance than other people because of my heritage, my education or other aspects?
We have launched this project to ensure that these and other future-oriented questions receive as much attention as possible. Olympia is more than a single event. Olympia is an experiment; we are a movement.
On June 12, 2020 we want to give a decisive impulse to change our society, politics and the economy in such a way that our future will offer a real perspective for our planet and for us as its inhabitants.
Please note! Due to the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19), we have reduced our plans for June 12, 2020 to the bare minimum for the time being, as the focus is now to thoroughly consider how things will continue. Our team is in close contact with the responsible authorities, our event agency and the Berlin Olympic Stadium in order to make appropriate decisions. We ask you to give us some time to discuss our options and come to a carefully considered decision. The ticket shipment planned for March 25, 2020 will be adjusted according to the decision.
One thing is certain: we will continue to pursue our visions and goals. Because right now we see how important it is to change and to adapt one’s behaviour to a time of crisis. Now is the time to think about what kind of world we want to live in tomorrow. Let us start there and take the future into our own hands together!
Our Olympia-Crowd has already mastered many hurdles in the last months and we will also master this hurdle. The sooner we have clarity, the better we can address alternative options and make the best use of our limited resources!
What people say
"The climate crisis is by far the greatest threat to humanity. Due to the current news situation, the fight against climate change is losing much of its importance again. Therefore, it is especially crucial to bring the acute urgency of an effective climate action back into public awareness. Olympia is a unique opportunity for this. Let us use it."
Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning, engineering scientist and professor for regenerative energy systems
“Firstly, many people know that the current system is going into the wrong direction and is about to hit the wall. Secondly, a lot of people have the desire to participate in a positive vision. What we do not have are activation formats where this dormant potential of positive change can be activated. This is one of the biggest gaps we have today, and that's where Olympia starts.”
Prof. Claus Otto Scharmer, Senior-Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor at the Tsinghua University in Peking, Co-Founder of the Presencing Institute, Author of The Essentials of Theory U
“Scientists from Scientists for Future think it is a very good idea that in the months before the event, political demands - in this case petitions - are developed by participants together and then discussed. This process makes it possible to point out typical misunderstandings and counterarguments and address these. We consider this as a task of scientific communication and see this as our (albeit not sole) contribution to the planned event. In our opinion, the project can help to overcome artificially produced claims of incompatibility of social and ecological goals.”
Scientist for Future Berlin-Brandenburg
“People that come together to move forward together towards a social, ecological and democratic future is a new impulse of solidarity. Olympia shows how much willingness there is to take over responsibility. Olympia is a chance to give space to a constructive force in our society. I am fascinated by the eagerness of young people to experiment, who do not want to turn away from politics, but who do not find themselves in the conventional political structures either.”
Claudine Nierth, political activist, Spokeswomen of the Executive Board of Mehr Demokratie e.V.
“Democracy is a constant challenge, but also a daily recurring opportunity.
We have rarely seen so many optimistic people that pursue one wish together - to create and realise a day which can be the beginning of so much beauty! That is why we are looking forward to June 12, 2020, because we will all cross the finish line together as winners.”
Fetsum Sebhat & Teddy Tewelde, organizers of the PxP-Festivals, singers, authors
“For me, Olympia is a big chance to dispel two great myths we have heard last year: one is that sustainability and especially the transformation for sustainability, cannot be fun and cannot be taken seriously and that people don't want it. And the second is that we have heard that no democratic majorities exist for it, even if some people think it is good, and that it is not compatible with democracy.”
Maja Göpel, political economist, expert for sustainability science, Secretary-General of the Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government
“Actually it is long overdue that we all come together and actively campaign towards shaping our future. There are so many problems that are easy to solve, but none of those responsible seem to care about them or want to take on responsibility. Therefore we, “the people” must come together and fight for certain issues to regain attention, be taken seriously and that solutions and their implementations are being worked on. We live in a democracy and we need to exercise and make use of this democratic right so that one has to listen to us. We know what is ethical and what is important. We are the people whose future is at stake so we should have more say and demand more from politics.”
Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht, actor and singer