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Jointly Strengthening Europe – Germany and Italy in times of global challenges

Plateresca / istock
Plateresca / istock

What joint contribution can Germany and Italy make to strengthening the EU both internally and externally in the face of growing geopolitical challenges? We would like to discuss these and other questions at the final conference of the Spinelli Forum.

Monday, 20 November 2023 09:00 am – Monday, 20 November 2023 10:30 am

This event is in the past.

The far-reaching changes brought about by Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine are increasing the pressure on the EU to take united action: This applies in particular to the restructuring of the European security order. The enlargement of the EU is a geopolitical necessity, which goes hand in hand with the necessary reforms to safeguard the EU's own ability to act. At the same time, it is crucial to ensure the competitiveness of European economies in global competition and to successfully shape the major transformations stemming from the climate crisis and digitalisation. Close cooperation between the partners and founding members of the EU, Germany and Italy, is essential in tackling these common challenges.

As part of this year's final conference of the third "German-Italian Young Leaders' Dialogue - Spinelli Forum", we would like to invite you to discuss Germany and Italy's joint contribution to overcoming these challenges with Dr. Anna Lührmann, Minister of State for Europe and Climate at the Federal Foreign Office, and Maria Tripodi, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the Italian Foreign Ministry. We look forward to your participation.

Public Debate of the Spinelli Forum 2023

Monday, 20 November 2023
09.00 - 10.30 a.m. (registration from 8.30 a.m.)
Federal Foreign Office (Weltsaal)
Unterwasserstraße 10, 10117 Berlin / Zoom

The event will be simultaneously interpreted (German-Italian, Italian-German). Virtual participation via Zoom is possible.

Please register by 16 November 2023.


Dr. Anna Lührmann, Minister of State for Europe and Climate, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Maria Tripodi, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome

Registration form


About the German-Italian Young Leaders Dialogue – Spinelli Forum project: 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.

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