Our Alumni activities
Creating networks in Europe

Netzwerktreffen 2016 © Bernhard Ludewig

The aim of our alumni activities is to provide former participants with the opportunity to maintain or revive contact with European and German colleagues in their specialist fields. Each year, the Goethe-Institut – as part of Europanetzwerk Deutsch and in collaboration with the German Federal Foreign Office – invites former participants of EU courses to Berlin, Brussels or Luxembourg. It also runs highly diverse special programmes for alumni.

The highlight of our annual network meeting in Berlin is, for example, participation in the WDR-Europaforum, held at the German Federal Foreign Office’s ‘Weltsaal’, which is an international conference with presentations and podium discussions on Europe’s political future. Eminent German and European politicians take part in the conference – including heads of state, ministers, EU Commissioners and parliamentary party leaders at the European Parliament as well as leading candidates and party chairs. Topical European issues are debated and questions about European affairs are answered in interviews with journalists from the public service broadcaster. The network meeting also offers exclusive discussion sessions – for example, at the German Federal Chancellery – as well as a diverse cultural programme.
During the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, special courses will also be organised in the capital of the host country, providing participants with the opportunity to gain an insight into the political structures of the EU member state concerned and to expand their professional network in Europe. Regular receptions will also be held in Brussels and Luxembourg which aim to foster local networking.

Here you will find some impressions of past events at the Federal Chancellor's Office, the Bundestag, the Bundesrat and the Federal Foreign Office with our alumni.

  • Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2019 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2019

  • Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2017 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2017

  • Bundestag, network meeting 2017 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Bundestag, network meeting 2017

  • Bundestag, network meeting 2014 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Bundestag, network meeting 2014

  • Brandenburger Tor, network meeting 2017 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Brandenburger Tor, network meeting 2017

  • Network meeting 2014 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Network meeting 2014

  • Bundesrat, network meeting 2016 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Bundesrat, network meeting 2016

  • Bundesrat, network meeting 2016 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Bundesrat, network meeting 2016

  • Network meeting 2016 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Network meeting 2016

  • WDR-Europaforum at the Federal Foreign Office, network meeting 2017 © Bernhard Ludewig

    WDR-Europaforum at the Federal Foreign Office, network meeting 2017

  • WDR-Europaforum at the Federal Foreign Office, network meeting 2014 WDR-Europaforum 2014 © Bernhard Ludewig

    WDR-Europaforum at the Federal Foreign Office, network meeting 2014

  • WDR-Europaforum at the Federal Foreign Office, Netzwerktreffen 2014 © Bernhard Ludewig

    WDR-Europaforum at the Federal Foreign Office, Netzwerktreffen 2014

  • Brunch debate at the Café Einstein, network meeting 2018 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Brunch debate at the Café Einstein, network meeting 2018

  • Network meeting 2016 © Bernhard Ludewig

    Network meeting 2016

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