20 October 2016

In the Media & Press releases

Articles in the media

Steinmeier: “The world has become more unpredictable”
German Federal Foreign Office features interview of Steinmeier in newspaper Märkische Allgemeine on situation of Europe and Syria
German Federal Foreign Office |Märkische Allgemeine | Marina Kormbaki | 24 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

This is how Steinmeier wants to win over young people for Europe
Vorwärts writes about start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Vorwärts | Lars Haferkamp | 24 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

“Which kind of Europe do we want, Mr. Steinmeier?”
BR-ARD reporting on the start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Tagesschau | Mario Kubina | 24 October 2016 | Link to the audio file (German)

New Civil Dialogue: “Which kind of Europe do you want?”
Deutsche Welle reporting on the start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Deutsche Welle | Kay-Alexander Scholz | 24 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

Foreign Minister Steinmeier cautions against the end of the European Union
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung featuring the start of the German #EuropeanTownHall series
Süddeutsche Zeitung | 23 October 2016 | Link to the article (German)

Advocating an inclusive, yet more flexible European Union
Danish newspaper on #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin and German Foreign Minister’s stance on Europe
Dagbladed Information | 2 July 2016 | Link to the article (Danish)

Are you interested in joining the European Dialogue?
News portal for Spanish-speaking germanophiles promoting the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Madrid
Portal Alemania | 12 June 2016 | Link to the article (Spanish)

We need an European Dialogue on Europe!
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Lab contributor Henriques comments within Austrian newspaper
Der Standard | Filipe S. Henriques | 10 May 2016 |  Link to the article

Keeping up with the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE: Townhall Meeting in Rome
European News Agency reports on format, process and results of the event.
European News Agency | Carlo Marino | 6 April 2016 | Link to the article

Germany’s Minister of State on bridge-building mission along Mediterranean rim
Politico writes about DIALOGUE ON EUROPE after the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
POLITICO | Paul Ames | 16 March 2016 | Link to the article

Margarida Marques and Michael Roth in vivid exchange
Portugal’s Minster of State for European Affairs discusses with German counterpart at DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Lisbon #EuropeanTownHall Meeting
Observador | Catarina Falcão | 7 March 2016 | Link to the article (Portuguese)

 A “Dialogue like speed-dating” at #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens
Manfred Ertel comments on the German-Greek relationship and the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE project
Manfred Ertel | December 2015 | Link to the article (German)

Progress, achievements and challenges of European refugee policy highlighted by Germany’s Minister of State
Kathimerini writes about DIALOGUE ON EUROPE after the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens
Kathimerini | Giannis Paleologos | 8 December 2015 | Link to article (Greek)

Press Releases

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release Town Hall Meeting in London with Chairman of the SPD-Parliamentary Group Thomas Oppermann
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 27 February 2017 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Foreign Office Report of #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 24 October 2016 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Foreign Office Announcement of #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 20 October 2016 | Releases: German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE EBD Announcement of #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | October 2016 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release Opening Conference in Berlin with Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 17 June 2016 | Releases: English

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Madrid
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 17 June 2016 | Releases: EnglishSpanish – German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Rome
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 6 April 2016 | Releases: EnglishItalian – German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Marseille
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 27 May 2016 | Releases: EnglishFrench – German

Debates and workshops on the future of Europe in Marseilles 
Goethe Institut France reporting on the fourth step of the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting Series
Goethe Institut France | 3 May 2016 | Link to release (French)

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 8 March 2016 | Releases: English – Portuguese – German

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE – #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
IPP promoting the #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
Thomas Jefferson Institute of Public Policy | 3 March 2016 | Link to release (Portuguese)

Embassy of Germany in Lisbon on the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE
Project Description and announcement of the upcoming #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Lisbon
German Embassy Lisbon | 1 February 2016 | Link to release (Portuguese)

DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Press Release #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens
DIALOGUE ON EUROPE | 8 December 2015 | Releases: German and Greek

Thinktank cooperation at #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Athens 
ELIAMEP features the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE and their contribution to the Town Hall Meeting in Athens
ELIAMEP | 8 December 2015 | Link to release


Thinking Labs Results

Final results of the Thinking Labs online!

Check out the four policy briefs21 March 2018 | Contributors to the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE
© Jacob&Alex

Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)

What future for democracy?

Report #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Warsaw12 February 2018

One year after the first #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Warsaw, the second bilateral Polish-German exchange was launched on 12 February 2018.

Representatives of academia, civil society, and culture from Germany and Poland met to discuss the rise of populism in Europe as well as possible democratic innovations to address this phenomenon. An open debate with Manuel Sarrazin was concluded with an input by Paul Mason, offering a broader, global perspective. (more…)

Populism Social Cohesion Interview

“The European Union is a victim of its own success”

Cas Mudde on the root causes of populism in Europe, the best counter strategies against populists – and why the 'Paradise Papers' are not part of the political agenda4 December 2017 | Benedikt Weingärtner
Cas Mudde on Populism in Europe and strategies against it.
© Left: Rio Gandara (Helsingin Sanomat) / Right: Leigh Phillips

Cas Mudde is one of the most renowned experts on political extremism and populism in Europe. He is Associate Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia and Researcher at the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo. In his interview for ‘Dialogue on Europe’ he talks about the structural reasons behind the rise of populist movements all over Europe, the failure of the traditional parties and why tax havens, unlike migration issues, are not part of the political agenda.

Migration Integration Germany Interview

“There has been a constant neglect of the migration reality”

Interview with Meike Behrends on migration and asylum policy in Germany4 December 2017 | Maria Skóra
© Left: Ineedawsomepics/pixabay / © Right: Private

In 2015, almost one million asylum-seekers came to Germany and the country still has to cope with the repercussions of this development – in social, political and economic terms. Yet, migration and integration is not a new phenomenon to Germany. In this interview, Meike Behrends, an expert on European migration policy talks about the historic development of migration in Germany and how the country’s integration approach has changed during the last decades.

Greece Sustainable Growth Analysis Opinions

Greek islands going green

Greek islands going renewable and intelligent: a driver for the energy transition in the EU?2 October 2017 | Vanta-Vasiliki Kyriakou
"Power transmission lines" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Oran Viriyincy

Greek non-interconnected islands are small isolated systems bearing the great potential to become autonomous in terms of energy, using renewable and intelligent systems. Is there a potential for small islands to drive Europe’s transition into a sustainable, low-carbon and inclusive economy? What role can Greek islands play in this process?

Greece Migration & Integration Interview

Migration crisis in Greece: the need for a European action plan

An expert interview with Dimitris Varadinis for #DialogueOnEurope2 October 2017 | Maria Skóra
"Refugee Crisis in Greece" - CAFOD Photo Library

Long considered as an emigration country, Greece started receiving immigrants in the 90’s. Over the last few years, the country had to deal with huge number of newcomers and despite the engagement of the social society, it doesn’t have the means to properly assist them. Greek authorities repeatedly asked for the support of the other European member states, which are reluctant to take responsibility.

France Migration & Integration Interview

The French migration policy: a tragic lack of long-term vision

An expert interview with Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche for #DialogueOnEurope25 September 2017 | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche
European Parliament

Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche comments on the way France and Europe fail to deal with the so-called “refugee crisis”. If some improvement have been achieved, in particular regarding the relocation system, integration remains a major issue, even for second or third-generation immigrants.

Portugal Migration Integration Interview

Migration and Integration in Portugal: An example to follow?

A look at a country with one of the world's best level of protection for refugees' human rights, by Cláudia Pedra11 September 2017 | Cláudia Pedra
Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Claudia Pedra, Director of the Network for Strategic and International Studies, comments on the way Portugal deals with the refugee crisis. Even in a country with one of the best asylum laws worldwide, integration and tolerance seem to remain problematic issues.

Sustainable growth Energy policy Opinions

Local Energy Communities and priority corridors of north-south energy connections

An integrated approach to the promotion of a renewable energy market in Europe4 September 2017
Senza Senso

The development of Local Energy Communities is a vision which aims to address the pressing future global issues of energy efficiency, healthy food sources and water management. The fact that a very large percentage of EU regional development funds remain unused represents an opportunity for the Member States to review the European energy market strategy and develop a policy program aimed at funding these projects.