Events

Mercator Alumni Meet-Up Ruhr | Experience climate history in an industrial monument

March 31, 2022 Oberhausen
Earth Hour is on 26 March and for one hour, people, cities and companies will turn off the lights in the name of climate protection. We are taking this opportunity to invite you on a journey through climate history to the Oberhausen Gasometer. In the almost 100-year-old industrial monument, phot…

Registration deadline: March 24, 2022

ECFR panel | The birth of geopolitical Europe: In conversation with Josep Borrell

March 29, 2022 Virtual event
ECFR’s panel will explore the birth of a geopolitical Europe and the new dimensions of European power with a focus on the tech, economic, and security terrains. Following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the European Council on Foreign Relations invites you to take part in an…

Global Solutions Summit 2022

March 28, 2022 Virtual event
The Global Solutions Summit is the world’s premier forum for transforming research-based insights into policy recommendations for the G7, the G20, and beyond and brings together senior government officials with top-level academic researchers, NGO leaders, and international CEOs. Held annually…

The EU’s answer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

March 21, 2022 Virtual event
On 24 February 2022, Europe witnessed a watershed moment with President Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine. In response, the EU imposed a range of unprecedented economic and diplomatic sanctions on Russia. In a remarkable shift of policy, the EU also implemented a temporary directive t…

The EU Energy Transition: What do vulnerable people think?

March 17, 2022 Virtual event
This Policy Dialogue will present the 'Fair Energy Transition for All' (FETA) project and the first findings (compiled by Climate Outreach) of conversations held with people from vulnerable groups and their views on the energy transition. With: Adéla TesařováHead of Unit, DG ENER,…

Student event | Women in digital governance

Feb. 22, 2022 Virtual event
We aim for gender balance in the digital sector, but there are still too few women pursuing careers in digital. So what can be done to better support the development of women in this industry? And what can be done to encourage more women to consider a career in this field? This is the topic of t…

PROSPECTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN EU-TURKEY RELATIONS | Alumni Workshop No 1 | Digital

Feb. 16, 2022 Virtual event
The recent scholarly, political and public debates on EU–Turkey relations reflect the current deadlock in the accession process and are largely dominated by functional areas of cooperation such as trade, migration and energy. In this alumni-driven project we want to bring back the civil socie…

Karrieremesse Internationale Organisationen - ONLINE

Jan. 27, 2022 Virtual event
Am 28. und 29. Januar 2022 veranstaltet das Auswärtige Amt die 17. Karrieremesse Internationale Organisationen. Nach dem erfolgreichen Online-Debut der Messe, das über 3000 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer mit mehr als 50 Ausstellern zusammenbrachte, findet die Messe erneut in einem digita…

CANCELLED | Humboldt Lecture about Europe by Didier Reynders

Jan. 27, 2022 Virtual event
The EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, will speak on "Europe and the Rule of Law" on 27 January at 3 pm. Prior to his term as Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders held the office of Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium. Previously, he served as Minister of Foreign Affair…

Macht mehr Chinesisch: Wirklichkeiten und Möglichkeiten des Schulfachs in Deutschland

Jan. 20, 2022 Virtual event
Das ver­gleichsweise junge Schulfach „Chinesisch“ ist aktuell in Deutschland bereits an 121 Schulen in 14 Bundes­ländern als Wahlpflichtfach etabliert – an vielen davon auch als Abiturfach. Gleichzeitig sind grundlegende Fragen zu Inhalten und Lernzielen des Fachs noc…

Mercator Alumni Meet-Up Ruhr | Let´s go ice curling!

Jan. 6, 2022 Essen
We ring in the new year with an encounter on the ice and invite you to our next alumni meeting in the Ruhr area to the ice rink of the Zeche Zollverein in Essen! The illuminated facility along the coke ovens and chimneys is a highlight in the wintry Ruhr region and offers not only an ice skating r…

Registration deadline: Dec. 22, 2021

Europe Debates | German-Turkish relations: Ditching "constructive dialogue"?

Dec. 17, 2021 Virtual event
This event is part of ECFR’s Re:shape Global Europe project funded by Stiftung Mercator, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Guests Nilgün Arısan Eralp, EU Director at the Eco…

Franco-German to-dos: What is the agenda for the post-election period

Dec. 14, 2021 Virtual event
What pressing issues do France and Germany need to jointly address in the coming year? Politics are in motion on both sides of the Rhine: While Germany is just about to form a new government, France looks towards presidential and national assembly elections in the first half of 2022. As political c…

Registration deadline: Dec. 14, 2021

MERCATORA: Gender Competency, Unconscious Bias and Leadership Skills (Module 2)

Dec. 9, 2021 Virtual event
Welcome to the second seminar module of the 2021/22 edition of our Alumnae Careerbuilding program Mercatora! Women in management positions are often exposed to the "double-bind" problem - they must be considered neither too feminine nor too masculine. Women therefore have to deal with their gen…

Mercator Impuls: #BTW21 - Digitaler denn je. Eine Diskussion über Social Media, die Bundestagswahl und die Demokratie

Dec. 7, 2021 Virtual event
Die diesjährige Bundestagswahl war digitaler als jede andere vor ihr. In der Pandemie verlagerten sich der Wahlkampf und die gesellschaftlichen Debatten noch stärker in die sozialen Medien. Vor der Wahl war die Sorge groß, dass Manipulationsversuche, Desinformation und Hassrede unte…

Registration deadline: Dec. 7, 2021

3. KoMet-Tag - "Smart Metropolitan Solutions - Wege zu klimaneutralen und resilienten Städten"

Dec. 6, 2021 Virtual event
Wie können Smart-City-Ansätze für die Bewältigung aktueller Herausforderungen einer klimaneutralen und resilienten Stadtentwicklung aus sozialer, technischer und ökologischer Perspektive genutzt werden? Welche (un)erwünschten Nebenwirkungen verbinden sich mit dem Konze…

Mercator Alumni Meet-Up Stuttgart

Dec. 2, 2021 Virtual event
Dear Mercator Alumni,we would like to initiate a Mercator alumni group for the regions of Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Mannheim etc.. To get started, we will meet on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at lake "Feuersee" in the west of Stuttgart for a cozy outside get-together with punch and mulled win…

Registration deadline: Dec. 2, 2021

How Germany became Home: Remembering 60 Years of German-Turkish Recruitment Agreement

Nov. 26, 2021 Virtual event
It all started with a signature. 60 years ago, the agreement on the recruitment of foreign workers was signed with Turkey. The immigration of people from Turkey is a story of ups and downs, of strokes of fate, but also of moments of happiness and great successes that have left a lasting mark on our…

Humboldt-Rede zu Europa: Sauli Niinistö, Präsident der Republik Finnland

Nov. 23, 2021 Virtual event
How do the presidents of the European member states and other high-ranking representatives of European institutions assess the current situation and future of the European project? The Humboldt Speeches on Europe would like to provide an answer to this question. The President of the Republic of Fi…

Mercator Impuls: Mehr Bürgerbeteiligung in der Klimapolitik: Hype oder Heilmittel?

Nov. 18, 2021 Virtual event
Die Ausweitung von Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten für Bürger*innen gilt gemeinhin als wesentliches Element einer erfolgreichen Klimaschutzpolitik und ist vielfach bereits gelebte Praxis. Denn effektiver Klimaschutz ist eine komplexe und zugleich drängende politische und gesellschaftl…