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:
Autocracy vs democracy: how do we best defend our values?
- Russia and China – partners or systemic rivals? Should we do business with them?
- What are ‘Western values’ in the 2020s? Are they universal? Can they prevail?
- What can we learn from other value systems?
- What is a feminist foreign policy? (see Coalition Agreement)
Climate: what are the practical next steps?
- Growth and sustainability
- Green tech, green finance, cryptocurrencies
- Nuclear energy, taxonomy
- What is a climate foreign policy?
Brexit: where do we go from here?
- Need for education/youth exchange programmes
- Research and science cooperation
- Cultural cooperation
- Future collaboration between German Länder and UK nations and regions