Canada Meets Germany (CMG)
Venue: Across Munich and Berlin
|Event Date/Time: Nov 15, 2009||End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2009|
|Registration Date: Oct 10, 2009|
We welcome applications from young professionals between the ages of 25 and 38 from all fields of professional experience including financial services, politics and diplomacy, science, academia, culture and the arts, and the media, who are interested in being part of a sustainable interdisciplinary network to foster the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Between November 15th-21st 2009 the participants will travel to Munich and Berlin. The interdisciplinary program will include the following elements:
â€¢Guest speakers and panel discussions with representatives from the fields of politics, economics, academia, the private sector, science & technology, culture and the media.
â€¢Formal discussions and workshops regarding German-Canadian relations and related themes.
â€¢Informal themed discussions and planning sessions for joint initiatives following the study tour.
â€¢Excursions and visits to cultural events.
Topics covered within the week will include:
â€¢German-Canadian Business Relations and the Impact of the Financial Crisis: Both Canada and Germany are recognized for being major players in the global economy. Bilateral business relations between the two countries, however, are still at relatively low levels, especially in view of their cooperation in other areas. The program will look at existing business relations and the impact of the financial crisis upon them, and will identify sectors in which business relations between Canada and Germany could be developed further.
â€¢Germanyâ€™s and Canadaâ€™s Defense Strategies: Canada and Germany pursue similar interests and approaches in their defense strategies. Both countries are actively engaged in peacekeeping operations within the framework of the United Nations and NATO. Particularly in Afghanistan, Canada and Germany collaborate closely, and are amongst the largest troop contributors. The Weeklong Seminar will therefore take a closer look at the two approaches and cooperation at the level of international politics.
â€¢Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Best Practices and Canadian-German Cooperation: Canada and Germany represent two of the leading examples with regards to protection of the environment, particularly in the areas of renewable energy, pollution control, and recycling. The program will therefore look at the approach taken by each state towards the environment and consider a case study of bi-lateral cooperation that could serve as examples for future collaboration.
Full details of the program as well as the application and selection criteria are now available online at www.canadameetsgermany.org