How can Germany and Italy strengthen Europe's ability to act both internally and externally? This is what 60 young leaders from Germany and Italy will be discussing at the “Spinelli Forum” in Berlin on the 27th and 28th of September 2021. The discussion will focus on the major European policy challenges in foreign and security policy, for Europe's economic sovereignty in international competition, for a social and prosperous Europe as well as for the "European Green Deal". Participants from both countries from the fields of politics, administration, business, academia, and the media will develop concrete proposals over the two-day event. The event will be opened by Ettore Francesco Sequi, Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Miguel Berger, State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Spinelli Forum is organised by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) together with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) on the initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the German Federal Foreign Office.
The public sessions of this event will be streamed live on the ISPI website at this page.
After the elections – What Europe can expect from German Foreign Policy
Monday, September 27, 2021, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM (CEST)
Christian Mölling, Research Director, DGAP
Kira Vinke, Head Climate and Global Affairs Program, DGAP
Claudia Schmucker, Head Geo-Economics Program, DGAP
Chair: Isabella Bufacchi, Berlin Correspondent, Il Sole 24 Ore
Presentation of Policy Recommendations
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:15–3:30 PM (CEST)
Sebastian Groth, Director for Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office
Lucio Demichele, Director for Policy Planning, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
DIRECTLY FOLLOWED BY THE Closing Ceremony
Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office
Senator Laura Garavini, Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Italian Senate (tbc)
Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Germany
Plenary Discussions (September 27)
Closing Ceremony (September 28)
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