Deutsche Gesellschaft für auswärtige Politik

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The office of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für auswärtige Politik in Berlin

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e. V. (DGAP) (German Council on Foreign Relations) is Germany's national foreign policy network. As an independent, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization, the Council actively takes part in political decision-making and promotes the understanding of German foreign policy and international relations.

It serves as forum for foreign policy and facilitates a comprehensive network of political, economic and academic decision makers. The institution aims at linking foreign politicians to the German public.

It provides:

  • A platform for discussions at conferences and in study group meetings as well as at public events.
  • Policy oriented analyses from research institute fellows.
  • Authoritative publications on contemporary topics by its journal Internationale Politik, the "Jahrbuch Internationale Politik" as well as in the publications from the research institute.
  • Expert and extensive documentation by its library and documentation section.

Prominent members are the former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the former President of Germany Richard von Weizsäcker, as well as some other famous German politicians Volker Rühe, Günter Verheugen, Klaus von Dohnanyi, Eberhard Diepgen, Theodor Waigel, Michael Glos, Friedbert Pflüger, Rudolf Scharping, Dieter Schulte, Manfred Stolpe, Rita Süssmuth and Antje Vollmer.

DGAP is member of European Movement Germany.

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