This year, Germany and the “Baltic states” Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania celebrate the 100th anniversary of establishing their first diplomatic relations.
Since the resumption of diplomatic relations after the Baltics’ independence from the Soviet Union, 30 years – one generation – have passed.
Yet, how does today’s young generation in Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania view the cooperation between their countries as EU Member States? What are the challenges they see for the EU?
What roles do Germany and the Baltics have in tackling these challenges? What does this generation hope and expect for the future of Europe?
On Thursday, the 26th of August 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CEST) we invite you to take part in the English livestream of our Youth Dialogue “100 Years of German-Baltic Diplomatic Relations – Young Perspectives for a future-oriented Europe”.
At the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, young people from Germany and the Baltic states will be engaging in an open dialogue both in person and digitally with:
Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe, Federal Foreign Office (Germany)
Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Latvia)
Arnoldas Pranckevičius, Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Lithuania)
Märt Volmer, Undersecretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)
You can watch the livestream without registering beforehand on one of our channel:
The event is intended to highlight the perspectives of young people in Germany and the Baltics, while also collecting ideas and proposals as part of the European Union’s conversation for the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Christian Moos & Clara Föller
General Secretary of Europa-Union Deutschland e.V. & Federal Chairperson of Junge Europäische Föderalisten (JEF) Deutschland e.V.