Franco-German Dialogue

Franco-German Dialogue

The "Franco-German Dialogue – imagining tomorrow's Europe" (DFD) was established by the ASKO EUROPA-STIFTUNG in 1999 and aims to provide a Franco-German forum for discussion with a view to converging the debates about the future of Europe, which had so far been conducted at the national level, in an innovative and productive Franco-German Dialogue.


At the series of events over a few days, experts and information disseminators from the fields of politics, the media, the economy and culture from France, Germany, other European countries and the European institutions analyze and discuss current and fundamental European challenges.

The Franco-German Dialogue therefore makes an important contribution to creating an active European public. The results of the working conference are published annually in a discussion report.

In 2013, the ASKO EUROPA-STIFTUNG transferred the responsibility for shaping the concept and contents of the Franco-German Dialogue to the European Academy of Otzenhausen, which therefore no longer serves just as the venue of the event.

Citizen participation in the EU: "From the people, by the people, for the people".
From 6 to 8 June 2018, the 20th Franco-German Dialogue was held at the European Academy in Otzenhausen. The new format of the June 8 public part was very well received. Lively contributions - both suggestions and questions on the subject - were made to the Fishbowl round.

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