Past Events

Platforms, Social Media and Responsibility: What role do Google & Co play? With Sabine Frank (Google Germany)

The world is becoming more complicated, the amount of information is increasing, its distribution is growing rapidly, even beyond known and relevant channels. Internet platforms spread information, becoming media, controlled by artificial intelligence. But what data controls the algorithms that fill my news feeds? Not only since Donald Trump’s election are the questions on the responsibility of search engines and social media a topic for politics and consumers. The German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which has been in...

Margot Friedländer and Inge Deutschkron become honorary citizens of Berlin

The Schwarzkopf Foundation is pleased that Margot Friedländer and Inge Deutschkron have been honored for their engagement with the honorary citizenship of Berlin. Both of them have been closely connected with the Schwarzkopf Foundation for many years. On Tuesday the 26th of June 2018, all members of the Berlin Senate voted in favor of the honorary citizenship, which is one of the highest honors in the city of Berlin. Michael Müller (SPD), Berlin’s governing mayor, honooured...

Italy after the elections – between European worries and big promises

25-06-2018, 18:00, Konferenzraum der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung

Italy after the elections – between European worries and big promises

This event will be in german.

European Summer Party 2018

We will celebrate our annual Summer Party at the courtyard of the Schwarzkopf Foundation with guests from all over Europe. Save the date and join us!

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gives keynote speech on Europe to 150 young guests of the Schwarzkopf Foundation

Yesterday, the Schwarzkopf Foundation, together with the citizen movement Pulse of Europe, welcomed Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to a speech and discussion on the future of Europe in the world at the Berlin Postbahnhof. Heiko Maas, who has been Foreign Minister for about 100 days, gave a keynote address on the global role of the European Union as part of the #EuropeUnited campaign. In front of about 300 guests, he argued that in a world...

“Evian 1938 – When the world betrayed the Jews” – with Dr. Jochen Thies

12-06-2018, 18:00, Konferenzraum der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung

“Evian 1938 – When the world betrayed the Jews” – with Dr. Jochen Thies

In July 1938, representatives of 32 nations and 24 aid organizations came together at the initiative of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to negotiate the admission of 500.000 German citizens of the Jewish faith at the Evian Conference. The conference ended largely without result, so that in a few days the fate of thousands of people was sealed. No country opened its borders; many states relied on the statement that their country was experiencing excessive unemployment. In...

The Role of Religion in the Globalized Society. With Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

04-06-2018, 18:00, Konferenzraum der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung

The Role of Religion in the Globalized Society. With Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

According to a study from 2017, Germans are becoming “religious illiterates”: in many places they lack the basic knowledge of Christian traditions and only a quarter of the population say that their faith defines them as a person. The number of memberships in churches is also steadily decreasing. On the other hand, religion plays a major role in many debates: the Bavarian prime minister wants to hang a cross in every authority in his state, the two...

“I do not want a blueberry pie, I just want to get it out. – a mother’s love in letters ” with Gabriel Heim

The whole family is already in exile. Marie stays and starts writing to her daughter Ilse: two long letters every week. From 1938 to 1942, the Jewess Marie Winter in Berlin writes over 170 letters to her daughter Ilse in Basel. She tells hauntingly about her everyday life, describes the desperation to get a visa for “Somewhere” and lives from the hope of being rescued by her daughter. It is difficult for people to choose their own path to...

Africa, where to? Politics, economy, migration – with Dr. Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate

30-05-2018, 18:00, Konferenzraum der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung

Africa, where to? Politics, economy, migration – with Dr. Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate

Asfa-Wossen Asserate, born in 1948 in Addis Ababa, is the grandnephew of the last Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. He lives as a business consultant and author in Frankfurt am Main. His books “Manieren” (2003) and “Draußen nur Kännchen” (2010) made him widely known about the peculiarities of German manners. His latest book, “The New Migration of Nations: Who Wants to Preserve Europe Must Save Africa” ​​(2016), sheds light on relations between Europe and Africa. He referes to the...

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European civil dialogue: Young people demand from French and German government rapid strengthening of the EU

On 15th May, young people from 15 EU nations presented their manifesto on the future of the EU to the French Minister for European Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, and the German states Minister for Foreign Affairs, Michael Roth, on the European Citizens Dialogue in Berlin. The young people – who come from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds – developed their vision in two workshops in the spring. One year before the elections to the...

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Past Events 2004-2017

On the following page you can find a review of our events before 2018.

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