Dresden Forum for International Politics 2018

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“Sustaining Peace“.
Current challenges for democracy

The first Dresden Forum for International Politics 2018 will seek to map out practical strategies in response to the critical challenges that democracies face worldwide, thereby strengthening their contribution to sustaining peace.


Public Evening Event
"Peace must grow from within – but how?"
Frauenkirche Dresden
8 February 2018 at 19:00 hrs

The programme of the public event can be found here.


Expert Conference
“Sustaining Peace“.
Current challenges for democracy

Haus der Kirche - Dreikönigskirche, Dresden
8/9 February 2018

A more detailed conference programme can be found here.


Partners and Sponsors

This event is co-financed by tax money based on the budget agreed upon by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.

The Dresden Forum Series

The Dresden Forum for International Politics will offer a high-level platform for discussion of current challenges in international politics and will be held once a year, starting in 2018. The purpose of the series is to add to the body of knowledge of current global processes and to raise awareness and understanding of the diversity of standpoints. The hallmark of the series will be its open-ended, solution-oriented debate about the options available to national and regional governments, Members of Parliament, civil society and the business sector in fostering peaceful and sustainable development worldwide.

The Dresden Forum will consist of an international symposium and a public evening session with distinguished speakers, the latter offering the opportunity for interested citizens to gain insights into current international debates and learn more about how issues are viewed in other regions of the world.


Anchoring global governance in societies


The opponents of global cooperation touch a nerve when they talk about global governance as an elitist project. The embedding of global governance at a societal level remains relatively weak. In our International sef: Expert Workshop 2018, we therefore aim to identify new strategies which could contribute to the progressive anchoring of global governance in society.

:further info here

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

:further info here

sef: Policy Lunch 2018

The EU in Global Food Governance


Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

:further info here

Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace


On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

:further info here