- September 09, 2021
On September 9, 2021, the Aspen Institute Germany and the American Council on Germany co-hosted a virtual workshop as part of the “Transatlantic Young Political Leaders Dialogue”. The common goal is to bring together young political leaders from Germany and the United States to exchange ideas on common transatlantic challenges. The workshop specifically targeted rising political leaders representing organizations in each country associated with the main political parties. Representatives of the following organizations participated in this exchange: Junge Union, Jusos, Grüne Jugend, Junge Liberale, Linksjugend [‘solid], Young Republican National Federation, College Republicans, Young Conservatives for Carbon Dividends, Gen Z Grow Our Platform, American Action Forum, American Conservation Coalition, Young Democrats of America, and College Democrats.
Two insightful background discussions with Ricklef Beutin, Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Washington, DC, and Juliane Schäuble, U.S. correspondent for Der Tagesspiegel, focused on the priorities of the German government in transatlantic relations and current challenges confronting the transatlantic partners. Participants then discussed in smaller groups the importance of transatlantic relations in today’s world and jointly identified priorities for the transatlantic agenda, including a common strategy towards China, more ambitious climate protection, and equitable vaccine distribution.