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Franco-German Future Dialogue

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Franco-German Future Dialogue

If Europe is unable to advance without the Franco-German engine, the European crises have demonstrated that the relationship between France and Germany cannot be considered as an immutable achievement – it has to be constantly maintained and enriched. A new generation, succeeding the post-war one, is now in command of Franco-German cooperation. The Franco-German Future Dialogue thus wishes to provide tomorrow’s decision-makers of both countries with avenues to meet each other and to exchange ideas.

At the same time, the French and Germans must interact with their European neighbors and reflect together on the challenges facing the European Union. That is why, as of 2014, the Franco-German Future Dialogue participants will resort to other European member states.

Franco-German Future Dialogue encompasses two major axes. It maintains a social network of young French and German professionals and PhD students, giving them the space to debate and exchange on Franco-German and/or European issues, as well as to develop a joint vision of the future and publishes research essays

The Dialogue participants are talented, budding “officers” (economic, political, scientific, cultural, administrative). All have a particular interest in their partner country, with which they have developed a strong connection through their professional or academic career.    

The Cerfa has organised Franco-German Future Dialogue annually since 2007 in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and is supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Please find more information on the French and German page of this website, as well as the project's website.

 
 
Katja BORCK

Project Manager, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)

30/03/2016
By: Marcus ENGLER
Since the summer of 2015, an unusually high number of people seeking protection have come to Germany, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Their arrival has become to the dominant political and societal issue. Over time, the discussion on how to deal with the refugees has become...
29/09/2015

Only a few months after it had been founded, the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) won 4.7% of the second votes in the federal elections, on 22 September 2013 – only 130,000 short of what was required for entry into the German Bundestag. Party and election researcher Oskar Niedermayer called...

29/05/2015
By: Annegret BENDIEK

German foreign policy is today confronted with a number of fundamental challenges. The country has become larger and has again become strong economically and must no longer content itself with its former role as France’s political junior partner in Europe or the United States’ junior partner...

19/02/2015
By: Hannes ADOMEIT

In 2014, Germany’s relations with Russia markedly deteriorated. The decline was precipitous but it did not occur suddenly. It began some time before Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and the Kremlin’s support for separatism and thinly concealed military intervention in eastern...

01/02/2014
By: Dominik TOLKSDORF

The Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius in November 2013 demonstrated that the European Union’s policy toward its eastern neighbors has developed into a highly contentious issue between the EU and Russia.

30/09/2013

Relations between Germany, France and Turkey have been strictly bilateral for a long time, with varying intensity, styles and areas of cooperation. The European perspective that is now part of these relations has introduced a three-way dynamic. 

09/09/2013

Due not only to its importance but also to the place it leaves to symbolic politics, the Franco-German relationship is often described through emotions and in a Manichaean way, alternating between a description of two close friends and a nearly divorced couple. What is the current state of the...

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