Symposium Thursday, 30. January 2020 /

20th Foreign Policy Conference 2020 - Public Opening

Multilateralism 2.0 - In Search of New Partnerships for the German and European Foreign Policy

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Thu, 30. Jan 2020,
3:30 pm – 7:30 pm Save in my calendar
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Headquarter Berlin
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
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Heinrich Böll Foundation - Headquarter Berlin
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The online registration for this event is now closed. Please register onsite. Seats in the session hall will be distributed on a first come - first serve basis. Thank you.


The 20th Foreign Policy Conference of the Heinrich Boell Foundation will explore the potential of new alliances between Germany, the EU and like-minded non-European countries in different fields of global governance and multilateralism.

After Germany and France launched an Alliance for Multilateralism at the margins of the UN General Assembly in September 2019, the 20th Foreign Policy Conference of the Boell Foundation will explore this concept in depth and address the following overarching questions:

  • In which policy fields should Berlin and Paris reach out for new global partners? How could new partners help advancing multilateral approaches in security, trade or climate issues?
  • Which countries would be ideal candidates for a global Alliance for Multilateralism? Should Berlin focus on like-minded countries such as Canada and Japan, or reach out also to similar-minded countries in Latin America, Africa or Asia?
  • Which repercussions are to be expected for the EU and NATO? Would an Alliance for Multilateralism divert too much attention from the transatlantic and European project and lead to a devaluation of the EU and NATO?


With (among others):

  • Ellen Ueberschär, Co-President of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin
  • Annalena Baerbock, Chairwoman of Alliance 90 / the Greens, Berlin
  • Omid Nouripour, Foreign Policy Spokesperson, Alliance 90 / the Greens, Berlin
  • Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, Special Envoy for the Alliance for Multilateralism, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
  • Daniela Schwarzer, Director, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
  • Jan Techau, Director of the European Program, German Marshall Fund, Berlin
  • Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada to Germany and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the European Union and Europe
  • Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Director of the Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris
  • Izabella Teixeira, former Brazilian Minister of the Environment, Co-Chair International Resource Panel, UN Environment Program        
  • Michael Thumann, die ZEIT, Berlin


The event will take place in German and English with simultaneous interpretation. It will also be streamed live via this link: Livestream

You can find further reading and in depth analyses on our conference website.


Milena Grünewald
Project Officer Foreign and Security Policy