Field trips to destinations of geographical importance, conferences at focal points of world history, forums about issues with substance and relevant participants are the signature of our event calendar.

On Focus

Taking stock of the German EU Council Presidency – A success?

February 25, 2021

In order to gain insights into the work of the European Union, we had planned to travel to Brussels last year. Unfortunately, due to the Corona pandemic, the trip had to be postponed and we zoomed to Brussels once again. As Germany took over the EU Council Presidency, Global Bridges hosted a videoconference with David McAllister in June 2020, who gave us a presentation on the challenges of the German EU Council Presidency. On February 25, 2021, we had the chance to take stock of the past six months with Dr. Katarina Barley, member of the European Parliament since 2019 and its Vice President. The event was moderated by our member Dr. Daniel W. Bloemers.

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Indonesia’s economic and ecological development in 2021

December 14, 2020

Indonesia was one of our destinations for Study Trips in 2020, however, due to the pandemic it had to be postponed and we could not visit the southeast Asian country. Thanks to our newly established format “We zoom there”, we were at least able to travel to Indonesia virtually. It was a pleasure for us to welcome the German Ambassador to Indonesia, Dr. Peter Schoof, and Monica Tanuhandaru, Executive Director at the Environmental Bamboo Foundation and expert on the field of Indonesian development politics, to our video conference on Indonesia. The event was moderated by our member of the advisory board, Dr. Peter Strüven.

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Second German-Chinese Video Symposium: China and the EU

November 26, 2020

The Second German-Chinese Video Symposium between Global Bridges and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) was held to address issues related to the Chinese-European relations, such as the pursuit of a “level playing field” in trade and investment, as well as changing Chinese trade patterns. Since the EU and China have been working on a bilateral investment treaty for some time and the topic of China is featured prominently in the plan for the German EU Council Presidency that ends on December 31, 2020, the China-EU relations are a hot-button issue. Guest speakers as well as other participants were glad to be able to discuss the problems and future prospects in this matter with experts from both sides.

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  • Book presentation: “Ein Traum von einem Land”, Dr. Daniel Stelter, May 18, 2021
  • “Musée privé”: Exclusive Guided Tour of Exhibitions, Barberini Museum, April 2021

    Potsdam, Germany

  • Videoconference on the EU-Green Deal, May 31, 2021
  • VIII München Global Forum, 2021

    München, Germany

    Visit of Exhibition "About Us. Young Photography from China" with introduction and discussion, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

Program – First Half of 2021

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.


  • Videoconference on plastic pollution in the oceans, April 12, 2021

    Topic: "Plastic, waste, pollution: What African Countries are doing"

  • Third Chinese-German Video Symposium with the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS), March 2021

    Topic: "How does the Biden administration affect the trilateral relationship between the United States, Europe and China"

  • Videoconference on plastic pollution in the oceans, March 8, 2021

    Topic: "Mission: Starfish 2030"8

  • Chinese-German Video Symposium , March 5, 2021

    Topic: "The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment" (CAI)

  • Videoconference on the German EU Council Presidency, February 25, 2021

    Topic: "Taking stock of the German EU Council Presidency - A Success?"