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A Hub for Peace Experts
Franziska Brantner, Green Party MP in the European Parliament, on the establishment of a European Peace Institute
23/01/2013 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | European Union
A Hub for Peace Experts
The European External Action Service is still being developed as the European Parliament is promoting another project: Franziska Brantner, European MP for the Green Party, introduced a Swedish-Finnish initiative for the founding of a European Peace Institute at a DGAP Brussels Briefing. Joined by Bundestag MP Joachim Spatz and Tobias Pietz from the Center for International Peace Operations, she discussed how the institute could look and the EU’s role as a civil power.
Category: European Union
A Golden Anniversary – But Now What?
Podium discussion on the state of Franco-German relations
15/01/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | France, Bilateral Relations
A Golden Anniversary – But Now What?
What is the state of the “couple franco-allemand” 50 years after the signing of the Elysee Treaty? And how have relations between the French and German people developed since then? These topics were discussed by French Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Bundestag MPs Rolf Mützenich and Andreas Schockenhoff, as well as France experts Sabine von Oppeln and Claire Demesmay at the DGAP.
Category: Bilateral Relations, Europe, France, Germany
Die internationale Sicht auf die deutsche Energiewende
10/12/2012 | 12:30 - 14:30 | DGAP | Resources and Energy
Category: Resources and Energy
An EU Without Great Britain?
German-British discussion at the DGAP on the likelihood and consequences of withdrawal
06/12/2012 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United Kingdom, European Union
An EU Without Great Britain?
Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, the political rift between the island of Great Britain and continental Europe has widened. Why opinions on the EU have diverged so much and why the answers to the financial crisis have varied so significantly – and what this could lead to – were the topics of a discussion at an Early Bird Breakfast with journalists David Charter of The Times and Quentin Peel of the Financial Times, as well as EU expert Almut Möller.
Category: European Union, Europe, United Kingdom
The Real China Challenge
04/12/2012 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | China
Category: China
Ukrainian Foreign policy and the priorities of its OSCE Chairmanship 2013
28/11/2012 | 14:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Ukraine
Category: Ukraine
The 8th Diplomatenkolleg in Hamburg
15/11/2012 - 16/11/2012 | 09:00 - 20:00 | DGAP | Germany
The 8th Diplomatenkolleg in Hamburg
Media and economics – these were the main topics of the first study trip of the 8th Diplomatenkolleg to Hamburg from 15 to 16 November 2012. The participants also took a close look at the specific characteristics of German federalism during their visit to the Hanseatic city.
Category: Germany
A Tradition in the Making
EUMEF's 3rd Alumni Reunion on "The Changing Face of the Middle East"
15/11/2012 - 18/11/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa
A Tradition in the Making
The 3rd Alumni Reunion brought together 74 Alumni of EUMEF and its predecessor programmes. It was held in Berlin, 15-18 November, and was kicked off with a keynote speech by Marina Ottaway.
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
The Reform Process in Eastern Europe and Eastern Partnership Policy of the EU
13/11/2012 | 12:30 - 15:00 | DGAP | European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
Category: European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), European Union
International Diplomats Programme
Excursion in Berlin: Tracing the past in the present
08/11/2012 | 09:00 - 21:30 | DGAP | Germany
International Diplomats Programme
In what way is the past significant for the present? What is Germany’s remembrance culture? What are the tasks of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the former GDR? What role do Germany’s political foundations play at home and abroad? Participants in the 4th International Diplomats Programme explored these and other questions at their program day in Berlin on November 8, 2012.
Category: Germany
Obama’s Next Steps
DGAP experts analyze the election, the situation in the US, and its effects on the transatlantic relationship
07/11/2012 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Elections
Obama’s Next Steps
Barack Obama received a clear mandate for his second term, although he will once again be confronted with a Republican-dominated House of Representatives. “Obama’s clear victory cannot allow us to forget how deeply divided the United States is,” said Josef Braml. This division and the country’s economic problems will greatly constrict the government’s capacity to act. Josef Braml, Claudia Schmucker, and Eberhard Sandschneider assessed the results of the election and discussed its consequences with guests at the DGAP.
Category: Elections, United States of America
On The EU’s Borders – A Realignment of Frontex
Brussels Briefing at the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
31/10/2012 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | European Union
On The EU’s Borders – A Realignment of Frontex
In December 2011, the mandate for the European border agency Frontex was expanded. The new regulations will improve the agency’s operative capacity and give more protection for basic rights. At the Brussels Briefing, Klaus Rösler, Ska Keller, Thomas Binder, and Roderick Parkes discussed Frontex’s new duties.
Category: European Union
Cyber Security – Wer ist dafür verantwortlich?
24/10/2012 | 18:30 - 20:30 | DGAP | Cyber Security
Category: Cyber Security
Moldova Leads the Way in the Eastern Partnership
The second EU-Moldova Forum at the DGAP featured members of government and EU Commissar Stefan Füle
22/10/2012 - 23/10/2012 | 09:00 - 20:00 | DGAP | Moldova, Eastern Partnership
Moldova Leads the Way in the Eastern Partnership
EU Commisar Stefan Füle calls Moldova “the Eastern Partnership’s most dependable model student.” The challenges and progress made during the transformation process in Moldova – which has drawn closer to the EU – were at the center of the second EU-Moldova Forum. In addition to high-ranking experts from politics, business, and academia, the discussion also included Moldovan Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca, Justice Minister Oleg Efrin, and Economics Minister Valeriu Lazar.
Category: Eastern Partnership, European Union, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Europe, Eastern Europe, Moldova
Whether it’s about the financial crisis or the promotion of young talent: communication is everything
4. International Diplomats Program: Excursion to Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia
18/10/2012 - 19/10/2012 | 09:00 - 20:00
Whether it’s about the financial crisis or the promotion of young talent: communication is everything
During their trip to Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia participants in the 4th International Diplomats Programme covered a remarkable range of topics, including the current financial crisis, German development policy and reporting on Germany abroad.
The EU and Western Balkans in Dialogue
Policy analysts from the Western Balkans visit Brussels
14/10/2012 - 18/10/2012 | 18:00 - 12:00 | Brüssel | Balkans, European Union
The EU and Western Balkans in Dialogue
The participants of the TRAIN Programme 2012 paid a four-day visit to the EU capital to present the results of their policy research on the EU integration process in the Western Balkans. They had the opportunity to discuss their work with representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, current and future member states, as well as Brussels-based think tanks.
Category: European Union, Balkans
Morocco and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
The Franco-German Future Dialogue holds a four-day seminar in Rabat
10/10/2012 - 14/10/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Morocco, Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
Morocco and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
How much potential does the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership hold for Germany, France, and Morocco? Which experiences can the three countries share during the process of regionalization? How can they deal with their past? During a four-day seminar, 30 participants from Germany, France, and Morocco discussed common topics and ongoing issues for Mediterranean policy, thus opening up the Franco-German Future dialogue to the Mediterranean region.
Category: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, North Africa, Morocco
Political Islam after the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia
EUMEF's 17th New Faces Conference "Pluralism in Egypt and Tunisia: How the Political Opening is Changing Islamist Forces”
04/10/2012 - 07/10/2012 | 10:00 - 18:00 Democratization/System Change
Political Islam after the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia
EUMEF's third and last New Faces Conference of 2012 was held in Cairo from October, 4-7. Twenty young professionals analyzed the impact of the political opening and the emerging pluralistic systems on Islamist forces in Egypt and Tunisa.
Category: Democratization/System Change
The United States and the International Criminal Court
Discussion with ICC judge Hans-Peter Kaul and David J. Scheffer, director of the Center for International Human Rights
02/10/2012 | 12:00 - 14:00 | DGAP | ICC
The United States and the International Criminal Court
In March 2012 the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed its first verdict: a 14 year prison sentence for Congolese military leader Thomas Lubanga. But even with this recent success, the ICC faces problems, most notably the fact that the United States is not a member. On the Court's tenth anniversary, David J. Scheffer and Hans-Peter Kaul took stock of where the court stands and discussed the prospects of American membership.
Category: Law & Institutions, Law, ICC
Education and support for women are key to progress and development
7th IDP programme day in Berlin
20/09/2012 | 08:30 - 20:30 | DGAP
Education and support for women are key to progress and development
The themes of demography, integration and education were the focus of the 7th IDP programme day in Berlin, where Dr Reiner Klingholz, Director and Executive of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, presented alarming facts and figures on the demographic changes in Germany and the world.
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