Political education at the GSI is supported by the “European Conference & Training Centre in Bonn”. This is accredited by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The GSI’s European Conference & Training Centre in Bonn is an independent, non-profit institution for political education. It is not affiliated to any one political party. As an institution for political education, the GSI organises conferences, symposia, congresses, workshops and seminars on all relevant political issues. The key focus here is on European policy and security policy, as well as on international collaboration. North / south issues and regional development policy, however, also play central roles. Issues concerning social policy, such as right-wing extremism, migration and refugees, are also covered.
Specifically European themes are at the heart of the GSI’s work. Not only do we concern ourselves with the European process of unification, the economic union and the monetary union, the Euro, regional and structural policies and the formation of a federal order in Europe, but we also look at the process of transformation in Central and Eastern states in Europe, relationships with Russia and the role of Europe in peace policy, security policy and north-south policies. Besides focussing on the European perspective, we also deal with transatlantic issues and analyse the situation in the Near East. We also discuss the growing responsibility of German and European foreign policy in the world. A further key focus is the influence of the changing world of media on politics and society.
The Gustav Stresemann Institute collaborates with numerous partners in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and other states and regions.
In addition to the headquarters in Bonn, the GSI also hosts events and discussion rounds in Berlin and Brussels.
As part of our educational programme, we organise events focussing on current affairs, on how the political system in Germany works, and on issues which are currently in the headlines.
German-French collaboration has been a core part of the programme work of the institute ever since it was founded in 1959. In our exchanges, we focus on combining European themes with occupational, social and socio-political content.
The world is changing. The Gustav Stresemann Institute prepares politics, companies, associations and institutions for such change, and helps to find answers to urgent questions. What role will our values play as ideas compete on a global scale? Democracy, the freedom of the press, the rule of law, peace?
Current crises & conflicts in Europe & around the world Islamic fundamentalism & the Islamic State Issues concerning migration & refugees Integration in Europe, incl. programmes funded by the EU
Seminars, workshops and dialogue dealing with questions and providing context on global development and international interdependencies. The intention behind these events is to encourage civic and developmental involvement, and to furnish young disseminators with a platform for discussions and networking.