The Idea

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 60.000 live views in 2018, 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 2019

“From Ambition to Action: Making Multilateralism Work”

25-26 November 2019, Berlin

“Never alone!” has been a core belief of German foreign policy since World War II, expressing a strong commitment to multilateralism and a rules-based international order. As multilateral institutions are increasingly coming under attack, this year’s Berlin Forum will debate the future of multilateralism and its implications for German and European foreign policy. How can Germany strengthen multilateral structures together with its key partners? How will election results in EU member states and to the European Parliament affect European integration and the EU's international role? Can we develop international regimes to control new technologies in warfare and prevent a new global arms race?

Young Delegates at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

Körber-Stiftung is delighted to announce the launch of the Young Delegates Programme at this year’s Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, which will present an opportunity for students, PhD candidates and recent university graduates to participate in this high-ranking conference.

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Liana Fix
Programme Director
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; Körber Policy Game; The Berlin Pulse

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 77
E-Mail fix@koerber-stiftung.de
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Christoph Heilmeier
Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

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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