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Don’t think it’s all over: #nextgeneration British-German relations


Join the discussion and shape the German-British future!

Come and join us for a half-day dialogue event where we will hold exciting workshop sessions and develop fresh concepts to promote future British-German relations. Make your voice heard and contribute to the development of new cultural relations programmes designed to support young people as we move into the post-Brexit age. You will also get the opportunity to present your ideas to a panel of cultural leaders and thinkers.

The British Council, Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network are interested in hearing and promoting your ideas for fostering cultural exchange between the United Kingdom, Germany and Europe on 19 November 2018, from 16.30-21.30 at Alte Feuerwache in the centre of Berlin.

We will host five workshops exploring different themes on how to keep the UK, Germany and Europe closely together:

  • Culture, art and media;
  • Science and education;
  • Creative economy;
  • The environment and sustainability;
  • And the Internet generation.


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While registering you may share your initial ideas with us by putting in words your thoughts on the following questions: how can the UK and Germany stay united after Brexit? What are you most concerned about? And how can we create a better future together? We will publish a selection of these contributions on our website to get the conversation going.

With cultural diplomacy, including arts, sports, music, concerts, films, etc., the UK would simply recognise Germany and the EU as a friend, and vice versa. There would be no economic sanctions or disputes between these countries, and there would be no fear of war or insecurity on both sides. Adrian Ukachuku

To share your thoughts on this workshop and the topic in general on Twitter, please use #UKGermany2018.

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. This event is part of its UK/Germany 2018 season, a dynamic, year-long programme exploring and celebrating cultural connections between the UK and Germany. To stay up to date with the British Council’s latest news and events sign up to their newsletter.


Draft agenda of the day


16.30 Registration

17.00 Welcome
by the British Council, Policy Network and Das Progressive Zentrum

17.10 Framing the dialogue event
what next for British-German relations?

17.30 Five breakout workshop sessions

  • Culture, art and media;
  • Science and education;
  • Creative economy;
  • The environment and sustainability;
  • The Internet generation.

19.30 Coffee break

20.00 Big Ideas Session
with Mari Mittelhaus, Head of Office, Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft and Jon Worth, Berlin blogger and journalist. Moderator: Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, Program Director and Deputy Director, Jewish Museum Berlin

21.30 Closing


After the Brexit vote, relationships between the UK and its European neighbours are under review and future cooperation between the EU and the UK outside remains largely unclear. As we are approaching the crucial stage of the negotiations between the UK and the EU we want to look beyond the divorce and develop fresh ideas and concepts with those who will be most affected by the outcome in March 2019: the next generation.

In some European countries, it is precisely the young who are struggling most, facing high unemployment rates and limited opportunities at home. Yet, young people are resourceful, adaptable, energetic, optimistic and more connected to one another than ever before. They have the capacity to provide valuable political and social ideas and to scale them up if given the right opportunities and support. This initiative by the British Council in Germany, Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network will bring together young people aged 18-35 to discuss and share their ideas and visions for what British-German relations could and should look like. It will aim to:


  • Promote as close a relationship as possible between the UK and Germany during and after the Brexit process;
  • Develop new ideas and visions in which areas of common interest Britain, Germany and other EU members can and should cooperate post-Brexit within and outside institutional frameworks;
  • Link young people from different backgrounds together to build new networks and friendships;
  • Showcase, share and facilitate the implementation of best practice ideas;
  • Connect young people with decision makers across a variety of sectors to give their thinking a stronger voice within and outside politics.




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