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Netzwerktreffen 2016© Bernhard Ludewig

Our Alumni activities
Creating networks in Europe

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, the participation in the WDR-Europaforum, 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.

You want to be part of our network? Then find out more about the admission requirements for our language course grants here (A2 - C1).

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

  • Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2023
  • Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Federal Chancellery, network meeting 2023
  • Network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Network meeting 2023
  • Network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Network meeting 2023
  • Ship tour on the Philippa, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Ship tour on the Philippa, network meeting 2023
  • WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023
  • Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023
  • WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023
  • Brunch debate after the WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Brunch debate after the WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2023
  • Brunch debate, network meeting 2023 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Brunch debate, network meeting 2023
  • Brunch debate in the Cafe Einstein, network meeting 2018 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Brunch debate in the Cafe Einstein, network meeting 2018
  • Brandenburg Gate, network meeting 2017 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Brandenburg Gate, network meeting 2017
  • WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2017 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2017
  • Federal Council, network meeting 2016 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Federal Council, network meeting 2016
  • Network meeting 2014 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    Network meeting 2014
  • WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2014 © Europanetzwerk Deutsch
    WDR-Europaforum, network meeting 2014

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