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Since its establishment in 2011, the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum has become the most important annual foreign policy gathering in Berlin. The Berlin Forum convenes around 250 high-ranking national and international politicians, government representatives, experts and journalists to discuss the foreign policy challenges for Germany and Europe. In addition to the German foreign policy community, more than half of the participants come from other European countries, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. Attracting more than 65.000 live views in 2019, the Berlin Forum reaches an even broader European and international audience.

The Berlin Forum was initiated on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the Second World War and is hosted in cooperation with the Ministry.

The stated aim of the Berlin Forum is to stimulate interest in central foreign policy topics among a wider public in Germany and other countries, and for this reason our pro-active public relations support makes full use of the new media. We place particular emphasis on participation by the younger generation.

Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2020

23-24 November 2020, Berlin

The Coronavirus Crisis is not only affecting our daily lives, it is also contesting the pillars of German foreign policy: international cooperation, European integration and economic globalization. This potentially transformative crisis comes at a time when Germany assumes the EU Council presidency. Discussions about European solidarity, crisis management and reconstruction will head the presidency’s agenda. At the same time, there are other pressing issues that will need to be addressed, such as relations with China and the United States. The Berlin Forum will be an excellent opportunity to debate these challenges among a group of global foreign policy experts and decision-makers.

This year’s Berlin Forum will take place as a hybrid event with on-site sessions in Berlin – if circumstances allow – and in a virtual format.

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Berlin Office
Pariser Platz 4a
10117 Berlin
Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 60
Fax +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 67
Twitter @KoerberIP
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Liana Fix
Programme Director
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; Körber Policy Game; Körber Strategic Stability Initiative; The Berlin Pulse

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 77
E-Mail fix@koerber-stiftung.de
Twitter @LianaFix

Christoph Heilmeier
Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; Körber Strategic Stability Initiative

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 66
E-Mail heilmeier@koerber-stiftung.de

Theresa Kirch
Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; Körber Policy Game

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 69
E-Mail kirch@koerber-stiftung.de

Joshua Webb
Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; The Berlin Pulse

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 64
E-Mail webb@koerber-stiftung.de

The Berlin Pulse

The Berlin Pulse contrasts perspectives on German foreign policy by high-ranking international authors with current German public opinion based on representative surveys. Both the domestic and international expectations focus on the most pressing international challenges Germany currently faces. They elaborate on what German international responsibility should entail.

The Berlin Pulse is published annually on the occasion of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum.

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