This project, developed in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Office in Rome and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin, fills a gap in the already intense and regular dialogue between government and representatives of both private sector and civil society of Italy and Germany, namely the need for a high-level dialogue between experts and functionaries.
The project usually consists in the organization of a yearly forum – alternately held in Rome or Berlin – in which the members of the IAI, SWP and FES staffs meet with the two countries’ representatives of government, institutions, and politics in order to discuss the issues on the European agenda, with particular emphasis on the Italian and German perspectives. The first meeting was held in Rome in September 2016. In 2020 the forum will take place in the webinar format.
The focus of the debate will be on issues such as the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, migration policy, the relations with Eastern European countries and Russia and the European Defense Integratio.
Funding: Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik