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 vs democracy: how do we best defend our values?
  1. Russia and China – partners or systemic rivals? Should we do business 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. Need for education/youth exchange programmes
  2. Research and science cooperation
  3. Cultural cooperation
  4. Future collaboration between German Länder and UK nations and regions