Global Dialogue

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Hot Spot, an installation by the British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum, at the Rennie Collection in Vancouver, Canada.  | Photo: KhaoulaSharjah / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

In cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Global Dialogue is a parliament exchange format that brings together members of the German Bundestag with fellow parliamentarians and other political decision-makers from partner countries in bi- and trilateral formats. The goal of the exchange is to strengthen ties between Germany and key partner countries to build a strategic community of political decision-makers who are able to address global challenges cooperatively.

The program aims to strengthen ties between Germany and key partner countries to build a strategic community of political decision-makers.

The 2023 – 2024 Global Dialogue program will focus on the Indo-Pacific region, specifically on relations between Germany, Australia and India. The Indo-Pacific is a crucial region for determining the course of the 21st century, particularly in terms of regional and global security competitions as well as the climate crisis. Australia and India are two key partners for Germany in confronting these challenges, and there is a great deal of potential for expanding their relationship(s).

Over the course of 2023 and 2024, the Global Dialogue program will include two study trips. The first trip in October 2023 will bring German parliament members to Australia to exchange with fellow MPs and key policymakers on pressing issues facing both states. In 2024, both German and Australian MPs will travel together to India to build on these discussions with members of India’s parliament as well as other decision-makers in the country. The 2023 program will start with a kick-off meeting with German MPs in Berlin and end with a final conference in Germany in 2024, where the German program participants will have the chance to reflect on their learnings on the issues at the heart of the program. The thematic focus of the study trips will be on key geopolitical and global challenges, including the Indo-Pacific security architecture, economic security and the climate crisis.

All meetings take place under Chatham House Rule. Over the course of the exchange program, GPPi will publish its own takes on the central issues raised during the study tours, as well as German-Australian-Indian bilateral/​trilateral cooperation.

This project is supported by and run in coordination with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.