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Social development calls for critical reflection. This is a principle to which Kurt A. Körber felt bound both as a German and as a world citizen. The foundation established by him takes on this social challenge at a national and an international level.

Acting as an operating foundation, it develops and promotes programmes for which it retains full responsibility, while still remaining open to suggestions and cooperations. The aim of its work is to try out new ideas and methods and to transfer them to society. The Körber Foundation seeks to encourage others to take initiative into their own hands. 

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Nearly thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the “European project” finds itself at yet another critical juncture. Against this background, the 168th Bergedorf Round Table will take place from 21-23 June in Warsaw, and will explore how to strengthen unity and cohesion in the EU.

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Hamid Karzai, the former President of Afghanistan (2004-14) spoke in Berlin about the security situation in Afghanistan, as well as the role of the international community – Germany and the US in particular – in stabilizing and rebuilding the country. Domestic politics and the prospects for a peace process with the Taliban were also discussed.

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While the topics ranged from „flight and integration as challenges for Europe“ to „Russia and the West in the era of new armament“, the core question of this year’s Körber History Forum was whether Europe is breaking up. Ivan Krastev, chairman of the Center for Liberal Studies in Sofia, gave answers during his opening keynote.

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Germans and Poles disagree on whether the sacrifices that the Polish people have made throughout history have been sufficiently recognised by the international public. This shows the “German Polish Barometer 2018” that was presented on the Körber History Forum. It also shows: the neighbours seem to hardly know each other.

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