23rd Annual Conference of the German-Hungarian Forum, 28-29 November 2013, IEP Berlin

IEP_Bildschirm_2000x400pxOn 28 and 29 November 2013, the 23rd annual conference of the German-Hungarian Forum was held in the German Federal Foreign Office, attended by over 150 experts from politics, business and academia (full report). In parallel, the third Young German-Hungarian Forum was held in the premises of the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin. The Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) organized the conference in cooperation with the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The working groups focused in particular on the topics “Growth, competition, innovation and dual training” as well as “The role of regional cooperations for the future of Europe”. The Young German-Hungarian Forum discussed the topics “Ways out of the crisis and youth unemployment”, “Europe’s value”, the “European Neighbourhood Policy” as well as “Informational self-determination between NSA and Facebook”. The closing address was held by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, who discussed the EU’s role in the world and pointed to the important impulses that Germany and Hungary can give together.