Chances in Change: German Foreign Policy in an Era of Transformation
22-23 November 2021
Amid a rapidly transforming world marked by a global pandemic, revolutionary technological innovation, and a deteriorating climate crisis, Germany elected a new federal government. Held only months after the election, this year's Berlin Forum will offer exclusive insights into Germany’s foreign policy agenda in the post-Merkel era. Discussions will also address European digital sovereignty, security in the wider neighbourhood, Europe’s position in an intensifying great power competition, and new impulses for climate diplomacy. This year’s Berlin Forum will take place in a hybrid format with on-site sessions in Berlin and comprehensive virtual participation.
Since its founding in 2011, the Berlin Forum has become the most important international annual conference on German and European foreign policy in Berlin. Every year, the Berlin Forum reaches a broad European and international audience, with more than 70,000 live views in 2020.
Nadia María Calviño Santamaría
First Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Economy and Digitalization, Kingdom of Spain
Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission
Former President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Franziska Brantner, MdB
Spokesperson for European Policy, Parliamentary Group of Alliance90/The Greens, German Bundestag
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia
President, Carnegie-Tsinghua Management Board; Dean, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University