Think-Tank Events

The Think Tank's experts organize numerous podium discussions, lectures, and conferences to foster professional exchange within the foreign policy community. Details on upcoming events can be found below, along with report from previous events. Additional (member's only) events take place within the framework of the DGAP Council and can be viewed here

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Poland’s Secretary of State Szczerski at DGAP Poland Forum
“German-Polish relations are not called into question in Poland. Hopefully not in Germany either”
12/09/2017 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | Poland, European Union
Poland’s Secretary of State Szczerski at DGAP Poland Forum
Category: European Union, Poland
“Promotion of Think Tank Work on Security Sector Reform and Socio-Economic Challenges in Tunisia”
Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia
06/09/2017 - 09/09/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Tunis | Tunisia
From September 6–9, 2017, the DGAP’s MENA Program will be hosting a workshop in Tunis, which focuses on the promotion of think tank work on security sector reform and socio-economic challenges in Tunisia. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to present policy papers and discuss policy recommendations related to the workshop topic with relevant Tunisian and European decision-makers.
Category: Tunisia, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Promotion of Think Tank Work on Security Sector Reform and Socio-Economic Challenges in Tunisia
MENA Program Workshop in Berlin, July 12-15, 2017
12/07/2017 - 15/07/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 Tunisia, Democratization/System Change
How can socioeconomic disparity and regional inequality in Tunisia be reduced and eventually overcome? To what degree can the promotion of entrepreneurship contribute to economic development, and what are its limits? In reforming Tunisia’s security sector, what are the key objectives, and what measures are needed? What are the Tunisian state’s current deradicalization strategies and what are the shortcomings? How can the international community effectively support the country’s transformation process? These were some of the questions tackled during a workshop organized by the DGAP's Middle East and North Africa program.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Tunisia, Middle East/North Africa
Hard, Soft, or Scrambled?
The UK Government and Its Post-Election Approach to Brexit
06/07/2017 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United Kingdom, European Union
Category: European Union, United Kingdom
Nord Stream 2: Business Project or a Security Threat for Europe?
05/07/2017 | 12:30 - 14:30 | DGAP | Resources and Energy
Category: Resources and Energy
Democratic Backsliding in the Western Balkans: What Should the EU’s Role Be?
Brussels Briefing
30/06/2017 | 10:00 - 12:00 | DGAP | Balkans, European Union
Category: European Union, Balkans
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
Bruce Stokes presented the results of a wide-reaching Pew Research Center poll
27/06/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Transatlantic Relations
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
According to the Pew Center's recent survey of international opinion of the United States, a median of 49% of respondents have a favorable view of the country under President Trump – compared to 64 percent in the last years of the Obama administration. The decline in confidence is striking.
Category: Transatlantic Relations
2017 TRAIN Seminar in Berlin
27/06/2017 - 01/07/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Wirtschaft
2017 TRAIN Seminar in Berlin
From June 27 to July 1st, this year’s TRAIN participants were joined by some of the program’s alumni in Berlin – next to engaging in discussion, participants could both strengthen existing ties and meet participants from a different program year.
Category: Wirtschaft
Hungary’s Perspective within Europe after 2020
DGAP Workshop
23/06/2017 | 09:30 - 12:30 | DGAP | Hungary, European Union
Hungary’s Perspective within Europe after 2020
In the new EU budget, which will be negotiated next year and start in 2020, the inflow of EU money from its “structural and cohesion” funds to Hungary and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe is set to significantly decrease. A special Hungary workshop examined the implications of this for Viktor Orban’s government, and the question of whether Hungary may develop special relations with Russia and China as an alternative source of capital and public investment into infrastructure.
Category: European Union, Economy and Finance, Hungary, Central and Eastern European countries
Estonia’s Priorities for Its EU Presidency:
Energy Union, Eastern Neighborhood and the Digital Single Market
21/06/2017 | 14:30 - 15:45 | DGAP
GERNORSEC II: The German-Norwegian Security Dialogue
Berlin Meeting June 7–8, 2017
07/06/2017 - 08/06/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Europe, Security
GERNORSEC II: The German-Norwegian Security Dialogue
The DGAP and the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, together with the German and Norwegian ministries of defense, convened in Berlin for the second German-Norwegian Security Dialogue (GERNORSEC). The seminar format was launched in Oslo in November 2016.
Category: Security, Defence Policy, Organization of Military Defence, Regional Organizations, Norway, Germany, Europe
Contemporary Maritime Security Threats:
The Role of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command
22/05/2017 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP
Charting Choppy Seas
The World Economy and the Future of Growth and Trade
18/05/2017 | 10:15 - 17:00 | DGAP
Charting Choppy Seas
Populism, protectionism, and economic stagnation – a joint symposium held by the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) and the DGAP examined how Japan and the EU can face common challenges and provide new opportunities to ensure prosperity in a future data-based economy.
European Integration in the Age of Populism, Disintegration and Migration
Italian and German Perspectives
17/05/2017 | 09:00 - 14:45 | DGAP | Europe, European Union
Category: European Union, Europe
The EU and Iran: The Nuclear Deal and Beyond
16/05/2017 | 14:00 - 15:30 | DGAP
Closed-door Brainstorming on Hungary
28/04/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP
On April 28, 2017, the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center held a closed-door brainstorming session to address the current situation in Hungary and what it means for the European Union. Participants gave particular attention to the series of controversial laws on higher education and NGOs passed in early April as well as the government-run campaign called “Let’s stop Brussels!” which involved sending a questionnaire that contained false and hostile claims about the EU to millions of Hungarian citizens.
2017 TRAIN Programme Kicks Off in Belgrade
A focus on corruption and informal practices in the Western Balkans
23/04/2017 - 27/04/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Belgrad | Balkans, Corruption
2017 TRAIN Programme Kicks Off in Belgrade
This year’s TRAIN Programme launched with a seminar in Belgrade, April 23–27. The year's main focus is on corruption and informal practices. Twelve young scientists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Serbia met for the first time to discuss their research projects and to learn about effective policy advocacy.
Category: Corruption, Political Culture, Balkans
Discussion Group on Poland
Examining Polish EU Policy in Times of Readjustment
05/04/2017 | 13:00 - 15:00 | DGAP
Discussion Group on Poland
The DGAP’s Discussion Group on Poland convened on April 5, 2017 to examine the pressing topics of Poland’s policy toward the EU, various views on “multi-speed Europe,” and Poland’s bilateral relations with Germany. The meeting took place under the Chatham House Rule.
Banking Sector Reform in Ukraine
29/03/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Ukraine, Reform
Banking Sector Reform in Ukraine
Valeria Gontareva, governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, spoke on March 29 at the DGAP about the current progress of reform in the Ukrainian banking sector and the challenges ahead.
Category: Reform, Ukraine
Portugal: National Recovery and Lessons for the Eurozone
15/03/2017 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Portugal, Fiscal Policy
Category: European Union, Portugal
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