Topics for the 62nd Young Königswinter Conference 2022

The theme of the 62nd Young Königswinter Conference will be Germany and the UK: “Mehr Fortschritt wagen”. The up to 40 participants will discuss the following three topics:

Topic 1

Autocracy, democracy and the lessons of the war in Ukraine. How do we defend our values?
  1. Russia and China – partners, systemic rivals or enemies? How should we deal with them?
  2. What are ‘Western values’ in the 2020s? Are they universal? Can they prevail?
  3. What can we learn from other value systems?
  4. What is a feminist foreign policy? (see Coalition Agreement)

Topic 2

Climate: what are the practical next steps?
  1. Growth and sustainability
  2. Green tech, green finance, cryptocurrencies
  3. Nuclear energy, taxonomy
  4. What is a climate foreign policy?

Topic 3

Brexit: where do we go from here?
  1. Best practice: what can we learn from each other?
  2. Research and science cooperation
  3. Cultural and tech cooperation
  4. Future collaboration between German Länder and UK nations and regions