Germany Meets Turkey: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMT)
(Berlin, November 5th - 9th, 2012 - Parallel to "23rd Anniversary to the fall of the Berlin Wall")
Germany Meets Turkey: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMT) is a network of individuals who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between Germany and Turkey. The program is based on the recognition that the increasing cultural, economic and political relations must be accompanied by sustained activity to ensure that public opinion and relations between individual member states, and between member-states, remain positive and constructive at the grass roots level.
Individuals can join the GMT Forum by taking part in one of the GMT Weeklong Seminars, which are held several times throughout the year. Each GMT Weeklong Seminar will be focused on a specific theme related to the German- Turkish relations and the goals of the Forum. The Seminars consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from the media, international politics & diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. In addition to the academic components, participants take part in a range of social and cultural activities.
The next GMT Weeklong Seminar will be conducted in Berlin from November 5th - 9th, 2012 - Parallel to "23rd Anniversary to the fall of the Berlin Wall". In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the Forum will focus on the following theme:
“From the Bosporus to Berlin: crossing the Bridge”. Alongside the GMT, participants will attend the event: The 2012 Cultural Bridges in Germany Conference “Strengthening Intercultural Relations in Germany through the Arts, Sports, Politics and the Economy” (Berlin, November 7th - 9th, 2012).
The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.
Germany Meets Turkey: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMT) is open to all relevant stakeholders and individuals with an interest in exploring and strengthening the German- Turkish relations
Participants will include young professionals, students and academics, representatives from politics, diplomats, practitioners from the civil society and the private sector, Media representatives and other stakeholders with an active interest in the Program’s themes.
The participation cost for the program is 195 Euros. If offered a place in the program, applicants are then required to transfer the participation cost to reserve their position.
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