On August 29-30th, the Foreign Policy Academy of Stockholm Free World Forum visited Berlin on a study trip. The program was arranged in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).
The first visit of the group was to the KAS headquarters. The students were welcomed by Elisabeth Bauer, Head of the KAS office for the Baltic states and Scandinavia, and Anja Czymmeck, Consultant Western Europe. This was followed by briefings with various topic experts. First, Patrick Keller, KAS Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy, and Olaf Wientzek, Coordinator European Policy, hosted a conversation about the relation between Europe and the United States and the future of transatlantic security. The day concluded with a discussion about migration and its security implications in Europe with Dr. Christina Catherine Krause, KAS coordinator for Migration and Refugee Issues.
The second day began with a visit to the Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) headquarters. Anja Pfeffermann, online-communication and digital strategist, and Marian Bracht, campaign consultant responsible for three German federal states, hosted a presentation about CDU campaign-strategy.
The next item of the program was a visit at Topographie des Terrors, a museum which focusing on the SS in Nazi Germany and the crimes perpetrated in Europe, as well as the National Socialist’s propaganda and policy changes.
Thereafter, the students visited the Swedish embassy, where the second secretary of the embassy John Zachau shared information about the diplomatic relations between Sweden and Germany. The program was concluded with a visit and guided tour of the German parliament, der Bundestag.