Think7 Summit

The Role of the G7 in a New Geopolitical Environment
Think7 Summit

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the Think7 Summit which will take place on 23 and 24 May 2022 in Berlin. The Think7 Summit is organized by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), as think tanks mandated for the Think7 process during the German G7 presidency in 2022. It is organized in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Aspen Institute Germany.

Taking into account the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, we will present and discuss the key policy recommendation put forward by the Think7 Task Forces on Climate and Environment, Sustainable Economic Recovery, Global Health, International Cooperation for the Global Common Good and Social Cohesion, Economic Transformation and Open Societies. With high-level representatives from the German Federal Government we want to enter into dialogue about the contribution of the G7 Summit in Elmau to solving the most urgent global challenges.

We are happy to announce that the Head of the Federal Chancellery, Minister Wolfgang Schmidt, will give a keynote about the prospects for the G7 Summit in Elmau.

A Public Panel Discussion "The role of the G7 in a new Geopolitical Environment" followed by a reception will be held at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) on Monday, May 23, at 18:30. The discussion will focus on the main objectives of the German G7 Presidency in a new geopolitical environment. It will also discuss the role of the G7 during the Japanese presidency in 2023. 

A large number of representatives from leading scientific institutions and think tanks from G7 countries will participate in the Think7 Summit. We look forward to facilitating exchange between them and decision-makers from the German government as well as representatives of international organizations, civil society, labor and business. At the Think7 Summit we will also build bridges between the Think7 and Think20 process, which brings together think tanks from G20 countries.
Please find the draft program and further information on our Think7 website: please click here.  

The Think7 Summit will be an on-site event. Plenary sessions of the Summit will be held in a hybrid format. The on-site venue will be the premises of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

Please register here to participate in the Think7 Summit and let us know whether you are considering on-site participation.

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Should you have any further inquiries, please contact Florian Gitt (  

23 - 24 May 2022