Study Groups, Discussion Groups and Task Forces

In order to facilitate an informed exchange of prevalent questions on foreign and security policy, notable experts and figures form the fields of politics, administration, economics, science, and media regularly join these intimate discussions at the DGAP – whether in study groups, discussion groups, or task forces.

These discussion formats, which are developed to deal with pressing topical and regional matters, have long been a DGAP tradition. They take place under the chair of experienced members of their field and the content is overseen by DGAP researchers.

Anyone who is interested in joining a study group, discussion group, or task force can contact the DGAP or the respective contact person.

  • Study Group on Strategic Issues
  • Study Group on Globalization and World Economy
  • Study Group on European Policy
  • Study Group on Global Issues
     
  • Regular Discussion Group on France / Franco-German Relations
  • Poland / German-Polish Relations Discussion Group
  • Czech Republic Discussion Group
  • Russia and the Eastern Partnership Discussion Group
     

 

Study Group on Strategic Issues

This study group discusses issues of international security and politics. It also highlights developments in NATO as well as Germany’s and Europe’s roles in strategically-relevant areas.

Study Group on Globalization and World Economy

Current developments in the global economy and its economic and political effects on Germany and the EU are the focus of this study group.

  • Chair: Uwe Beckmeyer, MP (Deutscher Bundestag), Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Contact: Dr. Claudia Schmucker

Study Group on European Policy

This study group deals with the entire spectrum of matters related to European policy, with an emphasis on the EU’s common foreign policy.

Study Group on Global Issues

Questions related to environmental or development policy, as well as the difficulties of maintaining a secure energy supply are the focus of this study group.

Regular Discussion Group on France / Franco-German Relations

This discussion group focuses on pressing issues regarding Franco-German relations and above all the role of both countries in the European context.

Poland / German-Polish Relations Discussion Group

This group serves as a forum for discussing German-Polish relations and developments in the Eastern neighbor states.

  • Chair: Markus Meckel
  • Contact: Emilie Mansfeld

Czech Republic Discussion Group 

Current issues in German-Czech and German-Slovakian relations are discussed in this group.

  • Chair: Christian Schmidt, MP (Deutscher Bundestag)
  • Contact: Sarah Pagung

Russia and Eastern Partnership Discussion Group

 

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