World Cup victory sets UK and German ‘high fliers’ in high spirits for a successful 29th British German Forum

News - 21 July, 2014

Wilton Park’s 29th British German Forum convened 50 ‘high fliers’ from Germany and Britain, aged between 25 and 35 to discuss ‘A smarter Europe: cooperation, competition and innovation in the 2020s.’ British German Forum 2014 A smarter Europe: cooperation, competition and innovation in the 2020s Sunday 13 July – Thursday 17 July 2014 (WP1320) Chaired […]

Young people are our future: celebrating world population day

News - 11 July, 2014

On World Population Day, we talk about investing in young people. Today is the UN Population Fund’s World Population Day. Founded on 11th July 1987 to mark the birth of five billionth persontThe theme for World Population Day 2014 is ‘investing in youth’. Young people truly are the world’s future. According to the UNFPA, there […]

Angela Merkel’s London visit – Wilton Park’s contribution to UK-German relations

News - 4 March, 2014

On 27 February 2014, Angela Merkel became the latest foreign dignitary to address the British Parliament. Amid fears across Germany that Britain may soon leave the EU, Merkel’s speech featured the benefits of the UK remaining in the EU and her intentions on keeping it strong for the future, “United and determined we can defend […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

The British German Forum 2013 The European Union: EUseful or EUseless?

News - 22 July, 2013

Three and a half days’ excellent discussion threw into sharper relief the strength of the British-German bilateral relationship and highlighted the common concerns and interests that Britain and Germany share in the European project. British German Forum The future of Europe: relevance and effectiveness in the 21st century? Sunday 14 – Thursday 18 July 2013 […]

Young British and German high-flyers discuss the future of Europe at British-German Forum

News - 15 July, 2013

Gary Wilton, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU and Canon of the Pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity writes: The 28th British German Forum discusses the changing dynamics of British and German engagement in Europe. Participants explore to what extent British and German citizens might view the European ‘project’ differently and how they foresee its future. British-German […]

Learning from friends – the impact of population ageing in Berlin

News - 7 June, 2013

The UK and Germany will benefit from each other’s experience with public policy in the context of population ageing. Demographic ageing: policy implications and strategies Thursday 30 May 2013 (WP1239) Our one day meeting in Berlin last month discussed the dynamics of delivering quality health and social care and worthwhile public pensions to increasingly ageing […]

British soft power at its best

News - 22 August, 2011

  Jan Techau, Director, Carnegie Europe, writes: To describe Wilton Park in one sentence? It is British soft power at its best. Wilton Park is how Britain likes to see itself and how others like to see Britain: a country house surrounded by a carefully crafted pastoral landscape. A wide horizon, a good westerly wind, […]