On January 20, 2021 at 6 p.m., the European Podium took place under the headline "Wer schafft das Europa von morgen? Zivilgesellschaftliche und politische Antworten und Positionen aus der Großregion" ("Who will create the Europe of tomorrow? Civil society and political answers and positions from the Greater Region"). Over 100 online participants followed the discussion, which was streamed live on our Facebook page.
Conclusion of the event.


Since 2008, the ASKO Europa-Stiftung and the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen, in cooperation with the Frankreichzentrum (Centre for French studies) of Saarland University and Europe Direct, Saarbrücken, have been organizing a European Podium during the German-French Week in January.

Speakers from Germany, France and optionally a third EU member state discuss current issues in the Franco-German and European context from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Examples of previous topics:

  • 2020: "Die EU und Afrika. Wohin führt der Weg?"
  • 2019: "Bürger, Parteien, Parlament - Eine kritische Vorausschau auf die Europawahlen"
  • 2018: "Was ist und was kann kulturelles Erbe?"
  • 2017: "Europa á la carte"
  • 2016: "Das unbekannte Euroland - Portugal als Testfall für die europäische Krisenbewältigung"