Through its established network of politicians, businesspeople, academics, and journalists, as well as embassies, companies, and institutions, DGAP offers its members and sponsors an exclusive platform for exchange. Young DGAP brings together those who are interested in foreign policy and under the age of 35. In all, more than 2,800 members value the unique networking opportunities that DGAP provides for both knowledge building and professional development.

Circa 150 events per year exclusively for members

DGAP offers its members access to a variety of events including lectures, fireside chats, panels, early-bird meetings, and debates with its partners from the German Bundestag, business, foundations, and other think tanks. These events feature high-ranking experts discussing foreign policy’s most pressing developments, backroom politics, and strategic questions in an intimate atmosphere. They conclude with time for exchanging views and networking on a more personal level.

Young DGAP is a hub that connects more than 800 like-minded young professionals under the age of 35 who are passionate about foreign policy. Dive into our innovative events, benefit from our fellowship and mentoring programs, join our specialized working groups, and get involved in dynamic discussions in our capital forum and across seven regions. It’s all about empowering and connecting the next generation of strategic thinkers!

Regional forums

To further enliven DGAP’s network outside of its headquarters in Berlin, members have organized seven regional forums. These are run by members on a voluntary basis in North Rhine-Westphalia (with locations in Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, and the Ruhr area), Stuttgart, Saxony, Hamburg/Hanseatic cities, Frankfurt, Munich, and Brussels. The forums work with partners within their regions to develop events, some of which are customized for members of Young DGAP. 

Foreign policy journal Internationale Politik

As a member, you will receive Internationale Politik, Germany’s leading journal for foreign policy, at special rates. Please note that the magazine is linked to the membership and cannot be canceled separately.

Library and information center 

Its more than 85,000 books, 200 national and international specialty journals, and numerous electronic publications make DGAP’s library and information center one of Germany’s largest public specialty collections on foreign policy. Through its cooperation with the “German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies” (IBLK), our library provides access to one of the largest bibliographic social science databases in Europe. Members are welcome to contact library staff to request customized searches of our holdings or to use our online catalog to search them themselves.

Member log-in at

Our public website provides an overview of our centers and core themes, as well as news about events and publications. From our homepage, members can log-in to access content provided exclusively for them, e.g., recordings from past events.

Networking through a DGAP group on LinkedIn

 In an exclusive LinkedIn group our members have the opportunity to connect with other DGAP members and post their own discussion contributions.

Mentoring program

The aim of our mentoring program is to promote exchange among the different generations within DGAP and to bring their diverse minds together to mutually enrich one another with experiences, tips, shifts in perspective, and a shared passion: foreign policy. For more information and registration, visit

How to Become a Member

Please use either this online form or download this application form. Subsequently, send your documents to Please note that processing your application will take around three weeks.

Include the following documents with your application:

  • Motivation letter: Why do you wish to become a member of DGAP? (200 words)
  • Resume/CV (no longer than 2 pages)
  • For student membership in Young DGAP: A current enrollment certificate


Membership Fees

Membership fees Incl. print subscription IP Incl. digital subscription IP
Personal member €323 €323
Young DGAP age 3135 years €223 €209
Young DGAP age 2730 years* €148 €134
Young DGAP age < 27 years €113 €99

Membership fees include €73 for the print version of the journal Internationale Politik (€83 for members living outside of Germany) or €59 for the discounted digital version for members under the age of 35.

*Members aged 27 to 30 must provide proof of their current status (including a certificate of enrollment in an academic institution and/or professional training program) in order to benefit from the lower membership fee.


Want to Gift a Membership?

Looking for a present for your child or grandchild, an employee, or a friend who is enthusiastic about foreign policy? How about a gift voucher for a one-year membership to DGAP?

Here’s how:

  1. Send an email mentioning the name of the recipient to and write “Gift Membership” in the subject line.
  2. We will promptly mail you a personalized gift voucher along with an issue of our journal Internationale Politik. For those in a hurry, an email voucher is also available.
  3. The gift recipient follows the steps outlined under “How to Become a Member” above. On the application, simply check the appropriate box and provide any differing billing address. The membership fee is due only after a successful review of the submitted documents.

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Want to Donate a Membership or an IP Subscription?

Unfortunately, financial barriers sometimes prevent foreign policy enthusiasts from investing in a membership – especially at the beginning of their professional careers. If you would like to support foreign policy knowledge transfer and exchange, please contact

Young people seeking financial assistance should also reach out to

Young DGAP

DGAP members under the age of 35 are automatically part of Young DGAP. This network offers the next generation of foreign policy-makers exclusive event formats, opportunities to interact with foreign policy decision-makers, and topics related to continuing education, career entry, and professional development.

Being part of Young DGAP, you can actively initiate and organize events. Young DGAP aims to offer its members an inspiring platform for active foreign policy engagement and setting pioneering impulses in foreign policy. Learn more on our Young DGAP webpage.

DGAP Regional Forums

Over 20 years ago, DGAP took on the task of decentralizing the communication of foreign policy. In our seven regional forums, we debate foreign policy topics and developments throughout Germany and even in Brussels. In this way, DGAP brings the most pressing foreign and geopolitical questions from the German capital to a wider audience, thereby promoting a better understanding of foreign policy and fostering informed opinions throughout the country and in the heart of the EU. Find out more on our regional forums webpage.

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