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02.08.2017 - Article

It’s the Open Day on 26 and 27 August 2017 at the Federal Foreign Office. We hope to see you there!

Foreign Minister Gabriel speaking with interested citizens (here, in a photo taken at a workshop with the public at the Federal Foreign Office on 17 March 2017)
Foreign Minister Gabriel speaking with interested citizens (here, in a photo taken at a workshop with the public at the Federal Foreign Office on 17 March 2017)© Florian Gärtner/photothek.de

On 26 and 27 August 2017, the Federal Foreign Office will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Europe – we need to talk!

You are invited to join in a dialogue on what lies ahead as regards Europe. What kind of Europe do we really want? Both the Citizens Forum with Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and the Foreign Policy Live event will be opportunities for you to ask questions about Germany’s role in Europe and in the world.

Europe - more than just politics

At the poetry slam competition titled Sag es europäisch (Let’s talk European), the best spoken word artists will prove that Europe is more than just politics. Through the ebook competition Du, ich – wir sind Europa (You and I – we are Europe), children and young adults will describe how they experience Europe.

A date with Europe – 2017 Open Day at the Federal Foreign Office
A date with Europe – 2017 Open Day at the Federal Foreign Office© AA

Young Euro Classic will stage a classical flash mob at Gendarmenmarkt that will then move to the Federal Foreign Office. We will also be bringing bakers from around Europe onto the diplomatic stage, so that they can give you a taste of the Europe we are building.

Gaining insights into what we do

Of course, our office doors will be open for you on both these days – you can visit the Minister’s Office at any time. You can also get an impression of the day‑to‑day activities of the Crisis Response Centre. In the Inspiring People lounge area, you can learn more about the mediators and partners involved in our cultural relations and education policy. There will be representatives present ranging from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to the Central Agency for Schools Abroad.

If you feel like having a break, just sit down and relax in one of our deck chairs while eating an ice cream.


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