Centres for German and European Studies - Centre Conferences

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The DAAD actively supports the creation of a network of centres among scientists and junior researchers active at the centres as well as with scientific partners in Germany by promoting various measures and initiatives. The bi-annual interdisciplinary centre conferences play an important role in this.

Centre Conference 2020

The situation around the coronavirus has caused us to cancel the centre conference, originally planned to take place in Berlin from 9 to 12 December 2020. 
The next centre conference is going to take place in 2022.


The interdisciplinary centre conference takes place every two years and alternates between Germany and one of the centres. Here is an overview of past conferences.

Year Place Topic
2020 Berlin Urban World(s): Spaces, People, Ideas - cancelled
2018 Berlin Envisioning the Future: Zukunftsversionen für Deutschland und Europa
2016 Washington, D. C. Coalescence or Collapse? Challenges for German and European Studies in the 21st Century
2014 Berlin Wende-Punkte 1914-2014: Internationale Perspektiven auf Deutschland und Europa
2012 Peking Im Auge des Betrachters: Deutschland. Europa. China
2010 Berlin Grenzen und Grenzgänge(r)
2007 Amsterdam Deutschland in einer globalen Welt
2005 Birmingham Reform(un)fähigkeit
2003 Berlin Europa - Quo Vadis?