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German-Italian Young Leaders Dialogue – Spinelli Forum

Plateresca / istock
Plateresca / istock

The Spinelli Forum aims to strengthen relations between Italy and Germany in the long term. Young leaders from both countries jointly develop recommendations for action to address current European challenges.

Germany and Italy are close partners and founding members of the European Union. Close German-Italian cooperation is indispensable for tackling common European challenges. This concerns in particular the reshaping of the European security order in response to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the strengthening of Europe's strategic autonomy, the safeguarding of the competitiveness of European economies in global competition, and the successful political, economic and societal management of the major transformations of climate change and digitalization.

Strengthening the dialogue between the two countries is therefore critical in order to deepen the understanding between each other and overcome misunderstandings. The "German-Italian Young Leaders Dialogue - Spinelli Forum" strives to promote the exchange between the young generations of both countries and to create a permanent network for young leaders from the fields of politics, business, science, civil society, culture and media. In three digital workshops and a joint conference in Berlin, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts and political decision-makers while developing answers to current European policy concerns.

The aim is to give new impulses to the close partnership between Germany and Italy.

The Spinelli Forum was launched in 2019 at the initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and is hosted by the IEP and the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI).


Duration: 01 July 2023 – ongoing
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