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Youth Forum of the Potsdam Meetings

The forum brings together foreign affairs experts from two countries – Russia and Germany. Since 2017, the event has been organized twice a year in partnership with the German-Russian Forum.

During the event, the attendees review perspectives of Moscow and Berlin on various issues of Russian-European relations and balance mutual interests and risks. The participants of the open discussion strive to find common solutions, identify areas of activities and design projects, which will support development of the cooperation.

The uniqueness of such event is in providing an opportunity to young leaders of the two countries to meet well-known politicians, top experts from Russia and Germany and to discuss prospects of relations between Moscow and Berlin.

Results of the youth forum are presented by selected participants at the regular Potsdam Meetings.

Who can become a participant?

Representatives of Russia and Germany:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate students and scientists;
  • representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions;
  • foreign affairs experts: political scientists, regional experts, professors, researchers, lawyers, economists, businessmen, journalists and others.
The list of participants is formed based on results of the applications review.
Working languages of the event: Russian and German (with synchronous interpretation).

Requirements to participants:
  • age 20-35;
  • citizenship of Russia or Germany.
Terms of participation:

The Gorchakov Fund will cover accommodation costs, meals, cultural program and transfers included in the program. The Fund will provide visa support.

How to apply?

Once the call for applications is published, the applicants should complete an application form of the Gorchakov Fund and attach an essay (if required), a short bio, links to several publications/videos/podcasts in the media, a photo (face photo, light solid background, vertical position), and a copy of the passport.