- May 09, 2023
- May 13, 2023
The Aspen Institute Germany will host its first round of exchanges between a group of U.S. and German state legislators as part of its annual “Laboratories of Democracy” programming from May 9-13, 2023, in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. This initiative, which has run since 2020, brings together representatives from U.S. state legislatures and German Landtage intending to offer a forum for values-based discussion and an exchange of ideas for tackling current international policy challenges at the subnational level. In addition to covering general transatlantic topics more broadly, the core focus of this year’s programming will be structural transformation and the revitalization of post-industrial areas.
While in Düsseldorf, participants will have the chance to engage with peers and experts from across the Atlantic. The programming will give state legislators a forum not only to build new transatlantic networks and explore possible areas for collaboration. But also to engage in a dialogue about policies and practices in each other’s countries and learn about innovative ideas and policy solutions through on-the-ground site visits.
The project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)