In cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office, the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum brings together 250 experts from politics, government, think tanks and the media to discuss foreign policy challenges for Germany and Europe. With a hybrid event character with exclusive online participation, the 2020 event was a fitting response to the pandemic restrictions.
A broad international audience (more than 250 exclusive digital participants and over 70,000 live views in the stream) was able to follow the discussions of high-ranking international representatives online. Highlights were the opening panel between Foreign Ministers Heiko Maas (GER), Augusto Santos Silva (PRT) and Anže Logar (SVN) as well as the live conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón in Madrid.
Through interactive elements via the conference tool, a complex technical set-up as well as a sophisticated dramaturgy and directing, the digital version lived up to the Forum’s reputation as one of the most important annual international conferences on German and European foreign policy.