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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Socio-Economic Challenges and the Impact of Regional Dynamics on Jordan (Workshop I)
Employment, Social Cohesion, and International Cooperation – Perspectives from the Region and Europe
12/09/2019 - 15/09/2019 | 09:00 - 14:00 Jordan
Intensifying crises and instability in Jordan’s immediate neighborhood pose a significant challenge to the Hashemite Kingdom. Amman not only faces a difficult security environment, but also needs to balance its relations with its neighbors and Western partners who frequently pursue conflicting interests.
Category: Jordan
Future Scenarios for the Western Balkans
TRAIN 2018 researchers gather in Belgrade for their midterm seminar
24/06/2018 - 28/06/2018 | 09:00 - 18:00 Balkans
Future Scenarios for the Western Balkans
From the 24th to the 28th of June, the second seminar in this year’s TRAIN Programme cycle took place in Belgrade, once again bringing together think tank experts from the Western Balkans and across the EU to discuss prospects for the future of regional cooperation and European integration. Following their kick-off seminar in April in Berlin, the researchers moved on in their recent meeting to the process of developing concrete scenarios and detailed outlooks for 2025.
Category: Balkans
Book presentation: Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus
17/05/2018 | 13:00 - 14:30 | DGAP | Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union, Security
Category: Security, Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union
The other Transatlantic Relationship
Canada’s Defence Partnership with Germany and Europe
26/04/2018 | 13:30 - 15:00 | DGAP | Security
Category: Security
TRAIN 2018: Scenarios for the Western Balkans
15/04/2018 - 19/04/2018 | 10:00 - 17:00 | DGAP | Balkans
TRAIN 2018: Scenarios for the Western Balkans
Category: Balkans
Sigmar Gabriel remembers Sylke Tempel
Foreign Minister‘s appeal: Mediate foreign policy! Explain Europe!
11/12/2017 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Atrium der Deutschen Bank
Sigmar Gabriel remembers Sylke Tempel
In a moving speech German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel on Monday night remembered Dr. Sylke Tempel, the recently deceased editor-in-chief of the DGAP’s magazines Internationale Politik and Berlin Policy Journal. At the same time, he made a call that foreign policy, Germany's role in the world and the importance of Europe be more widely and more convincingly conveyed throughout German society.
The World in 100 Years
Consequences for Russia and Europe
07/03/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP
The Greek Debt Crisis and the Eurozone:
Lessons Learned for a Common Future?
08/11/2016 | 14:00 - 16:00 | DGAP
The Greek Debt Crisis and the Eurozone:
EU Enlargement for the Western Balkans Despite Brexit
2016 TRAIN Programme closes with a seminar in Brussels
06/11/2016 - 10/11/2016 | 09:24 - 18:24 | Brüssel
EU Enlargement for the Western Balkans Despite Brexit
The states of the Western Balkans still aim to join the EU as soon as possible – despite Brexit. A solid EU perspective for these states is the precondition for a sustainable democratization of the region. Think tank representatives from the region presented their research findings in Brussels November 6–10, 2016 in order to increase awareness of the reform processes underway in their respective countries.
Security Challenges in the Arctic and their Implications for NATO
Gesprächskreis Transatlantische Beziehungen: Sicherheitspolitische Konsequenzen des Wandels in der Arktis
27/10/2016 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | Arctic, NATO
The impact of climate change on the Arctic as well as the strained relations between Russia and NATO make a reevaluation of Arctic security necessary. The participants of the Transatlantic Roundtable discussed how the Alliance could and should respond to developments in the region.
Category: NATO, Transatlantic Relations, Arctic, Russia
Why Do We Need Ukraine?
DGAP event explores what Ukraine’s democratic transformation means for the EU – and for Russia
19/04/2016 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP | Ukraine
Why Do We Need Ukraine?
As of April 2016, Ukraine’s new prime minister is Volodymyr Groysman, a former speaker of the parliament. His appointment followed the resignation of reform-minded ministers, a government crisis that lasted several weeks, and months of political stalemate. It was over two years ago that demonstrators on Kiev’s Maidan called passionately in their “Revolution of Dignity” for reform and for their country to set a pro-European course. Can the new government put Ukraine back on that path?
Category: Ukraine
Together, Italy and Germany Provide Impetus for Europe
Second “Italian-German High-Level Dialogue” held in Turin
13/04/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Italy, Bilateral Relations
Together, Italy and Germany Provide Impetus for Europe
On April 13, Italian and German high-level representatives from civil society, business, politics, media, and the cultural sector gathered in Turin for the second Italian-German High-Level Dialogue. The main topics of discussion and exchange were pressures caused by migration, the digital agenda, and the European Neighborhood Policy.
Category: Bilateral Relations, Italy, Germany
US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council
Cooperation Amidst Tensions
11/09/2015 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Arctic
Category: Arctic
More Engagement for the Digital Agenda
Günther H. Oettinger speaks to the DGAP Study Group on EU Policy
26/01/2015 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | European Union
More Engagement for the Digital Agenda
Europe’s Internet and communications industry is lagging behind that of the US and Asia. A strong single digital market must make Europe and its companies more competitive – in all sectors of industry. To this end, Günther H. Oettinger has proposed a "Digital Union" for Europe. The EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society spoke about future projects in a confidential session of the German Council on Foreign Relation’s study group on EU policy.
Category: European Union
Canada as an Arctic Player
Implications for Europe and the Transatlantic Community
26/11/2014 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Arctic, International Policy/Relations
Canada as an Arctic Player
As one of the five littoral states, Canada has a vital national interest in the Arctic region. Canada considers the region to be not only relevant for the country’s domestic policy but also for its international policy. The DGAP’s Discussion Group on Transatlantic Relations met to consider how closer transatlantic cooperation can help encourage economic and sustainable development and security throughout the Arctic.
Category: International Policy/Relations, Arctic
Romania 25 Years after the Revolution
The Current State of Political and Social Transformation (in German and Romanian)
18/11/2014 | 09:00 - 13:00 | DGAP
Germany, France, and Europe 25 Years after the Wall
Former French foreign minister Hubert Védrine addresses the Franco-German Dialogue for the Future
06/11/2014 | 08:30 - 10:00 | Französische Botschaft
Germany, France, and Europe 25 Years after the Wall
At the French embassy in Berlin, Hubert Védrine discussed developments in the Franco-German relationship since the Fall of the Wall. The oft-voiced criticism that Germany has become too politically and economically powerful is neither logical nor appropriate, he said. But the metaphor of the “Franco-German couple” is no longer current, for the partnership has expanded to encompass a great many other European participants.
Ongoing Dialogue between the EU and the Western Balkans
Think Tank representatives from the Western Balkans present their policy research in Brussels
02/11/2014 - 06/11/2014 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Brüssel | South-East Europe, Enlargement Process
Ongoing Dialogue between the EU and the Western Balkans
The topic “rule of law” and its relevance for the EU integration of the Western Balkans were the focus of this year’s TRAIN Programme. During their four-day visit to Brussels, policy analysts from all the region’s countries had the opportunity to discuss the results of their policy research with representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Secretariat of the Council of EU, and Brussels-based think tanks, among others.
Category: Enlargement Process, South-East Europe
More Harm than Good?
The Effectiveness of the EU’s Sanctions Policy
14/10/2014 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP
More Harm than Good?
Sanctions have become an increasingly important part of the EU’s foreign and security policy toolbox and have most recently been applied in the ongoing conflict with Russia over the future of Ukraine. However, the effectiveness of the EU’s sanctions policy has been questioned, as sanctions often fail to bring about the desired policy or behavioral change. At the DGAP, Kees Smit Sibinga, Karl-Georg Wellmann, and Francesco Giumelli discussed the impact and effectiveness of the EU’s sanctions policy.
Finding Room to Manoeuver
Panel examines Germany’s Russia policy against the background of the Ukraine crisis
09/10/2014 | 14:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | Russia, Bilateral Relations
Finding Room to Manoeuver
Considering events of the past months, what is Germany’s scope of diplomatic action for addressing Russia, both bilaterally and as part of the EU? Thomas Bagger, head of the foreign ministry’s planning team, Manuel Sarrazin, the Green party’s spokesman on European policy, and Stefan Meister, head of the program on Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the DGAP, met to discuss the matter. Their panel inaugurated a series on the future of Germany’s Russian and Eastern European policy.
Category: Bilateral Relations, Russia