• 23.04.2020 - 25.04.2020
  • 🇩🇰 Dänemark / Aarhus
  • Aarhus University
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Denmark and Germany – Cooperation, conflict and future challenges

Arch-enemies and best friends. Historically, Denmark and Germany have had a turbulent and volatile relationship. The conference MatchPoints Seminar 2020 at Aarhus University will focus on the Danish-German relationship – historically, culturally, economically and politically. As neighbours, Denmark and Germany both have an interest in developing a close relationship to serve as a foundation for tackling the large, complex challenges facing the EU and Europe in the near future: Brexit, new protectionism, the flow of refugees and migrants and urgent climate challenges. These themes will all be addressed at the conference.

Meet among others professor Anne Applebaum, professor Astrid Erll, professor Marcel Fratzscher and professor Ole Wæver. Leading government officials and politicians from the two countries will also join the seminar.

2020 is an important year for the Danish-German relationship. The year marks the centenary of the reunion of Southern Jutland with the rest of Denmark as well as other anniversaries, and the governments of Denmark and Germany have named 2020 Danish-German Year of Cultural Friendship. The MatchPoints Seminar 2020 is relevant in this context.