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Diverse Germany: The 9th Diplomatenkolleg Explores Germany’s Regions and Political Culture
01/02/2014 - 28/02/2014 | 09:00 - 18:00
Exploring the historical roots of German federalism and the intricacies of the legislative process
Third and fourth programme events of the 5th International Diplomats Programme
20/06/2013 - 21/06/2013 | 08:30 - 20:30
Exploring the historical roots of German federalism and the intricacies of the legislative process
“History is still very present in Berlin – you can see and feel it at every corner”, one of the participants of the 5th International Diplomats Programme remarked after the third programme event, a full day of visits to different political institutions and discussions with their representatives, had been concluded.
Networks for the Future
Alumni meeting of the Diplomatenkolleg in Romania
08/05/2013 - 12/05/2013 | 09:00 - 18:00 Romania, Political System
Networks for the Future
Former program participants of the Diplomatenkolleg convened in Romania this May for their sixth alumni meeting. In the capital Bucharest and the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, alumni had the opportunity to renew their contacts with each other and meet participants from other years. The group also gained deep insight into Romania’s politics, culture, and economy.
Category: Political System, Romania
Shedding Light on the German Past and Present
Excursion to Nuremburg and Munich as part of the the fifth International Diplomats Programme
25/04/2013 - 26/04/2013 | 08:00 - 22:00 Germany, Political System
Shedding Light on the German Past and Present
During its excursion to the cities of Nuremberg and Munich, participants in the fifth International Diplomats Programme had the opportunity to discuss a range of subjects, from Germany’s dual system of vocational training, which has become an attractive German export model, to the country’s current migration and integration policy – and, of course, the significance of the historic Nuremberg Trials for international jurisdiction today.
Category: Political System, Germany
The Many Faces of Political and Social Commitment
A report on the first day of the Fifth International Diplomats Programme in Berlin
14/04/2013 | 09:30 - 20:00 Germany, Political System
The Many Faces of Political and Social Commitment
The Fifth International Diplomats Programme opened on March 7, 2013 at the German Federal Foreign Office with a speech by renowned Arabist and Quranic scholar Professor Angelika Neuwirth: “Claiming the Quran as Legacy of Europe.” The first day of activities took place a week later and included visits to the German Bundestag and the science and technology park in Adlershof, among other venues.
Category: Political System, Technology and Research, Germany
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
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
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.
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.
Almost A Fifth of Frankfurters Have Never Been to Slobice
The International Diplomats Programme is engaged in cross-border cooperation
27/06/2012 | 08:30 - 18:30 | DGAP
Creating one coat of arms for both cities, sharing a bus route and promoting each other’s languages – during the programme day in Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice, the 4th International Diplomats Programme concentrated on cross-border cooperation. This includes the common fight to keep jobs.
“No military intervention in Syria!”
The International Diplomats Programme in Hamburg and Bremen
07/06/2012 - 08/06/2012 | 08:00 - 19:00
Helmut Schmidt had clear words to say about the crisis in Syria. The discussion with the former Federal Chancellor was one of the highlights of the excursion organized for those taking part in our in-service training programme for diplomats. The participants from the Near and Middle East, North Africa and Asia also explored with Helmut Schmidt global issues such as the power of the financial markets as well as more domestic issues like the rise of the Pirates Party.
“A unique degree of autonomy”
The Diplomatenkolleg in Baden-Württemberg
08/03/2012 - 09/03/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP
Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Freiburg were the destinations of the Diplomatenkolleg’s third study trip to Baden-Württemberg. A highlight of the trip was the visit to the Federal Constitutional Court. In a discussion with the visiting diplomats, Prof. Susanne Baer, a judge within the first senate, said the Court stood out for enjoying “a unique degree of autonomy”.
The Political Culture of Germany: How present is the past?
The 3rd International Diplomats Programme in Berlin
10/11/2011 | 09:00 - 20:00 | DGAP
What are the tasks of the Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR (BStU)? How does Germany deal with its past and how present is this past in contemporary political culture? How do German political foundations contribute to a better understanding of Germany abroad? These questions were the focus of the 9th IDP programme day, which took participants to numerous places in Berlin that are connected to recent German history.
Environmental Protection and the Euro Crisis
Political Opportunities and Challenges The 3rd International Diplomats Programme in Baden-Wurttemberg and Hesse
27/10/2011 - 28/10/2011 | 10:00 - 14:00 | DGAP
How can politics influence the environmental awareness of the public? Is cross-border cooperation possible in the Middle East? Do statements by the Federal Chancellor affect the stability of the euro? And how does the future of the Frankfurt Airport look? These and other questions were discussed during the 3rd International Diplomats Programme’s two-day excursion to Freiburg and Frankfurt.
Excursion for the Third International Diplomats Programme
Young diplomats from around the world travel to Nuremberg and Munich
06/09/2011 - 07/09/2011 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Munich
What can Germany do about its lack of skilled labor? How has the city of Nuremberg dealt with its Nazi past? Why does BMW envision the future of electric cars in China and not in Germany? How has the Goethe Institute positioned itself in the face of international competition? These were just some of the topics during a two-day excursion for the Third International Diplomats Programme to Nuremberg and Munich.