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French-German Seminar 2022

Call for applications: take part in the FDS Franco-German seminar


As part of the seminar on transatlantic and european security architecture to be held from June 2 to 3 at the French Embassy in Berlin, a few free places for participants are reserved for young researchers/students (master, Ph. D, etc.) and professionals from France, Germany or from another EU and/or NATO member states.

After Paris in 2021, the 2022 edition of the seminar will be held in Berlin, from the 2nd to the 3rd of June at the French Embassy. Bringing together around fifteen French and German speakers, it includes a little less than fifty participants. Exchanges during the various panels and workshops are subject to the Chatham House rule. The objective of this seminar is to approach, through a Franco-German prism, the ongoing reconfigurations within the transatlantic defense structure, considering current political and defense issues.

Our seminars bring together quality speakers and participants from various professional backgrounds: diplomats, military, politicians, industrialists linked to defense, university professors, doctoral students, think tank experts. Among the speakers of the 2022 edition, you will have the opportunity to meet: Lieutenant General Markus Laubenthal (Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr), Dr. Claudia Major (SWP), Ambassador Claude-France Arnould, Ambassador Anne-Marie Descôtes, Ambassador Ekkehard Brose, General Eric Autellet, and Ambassador Mara Marinaki.

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Terms and conditions of applications:

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed CV in French, English or German (optional cover letter) to

Application deadline: 24.04.2022

Students (at least M1 level) as well as recent graduates (master's, Ph.D) who obtained their last degree in 2019 at the earliest can apply.

Please note: The number of places being extremely limited (the seminar comprising only about fifty participants including parliamentarians, military, diplomats, academics and industrialists), only an extremely limited number of candidates (less than ten ) will be retained.

The allocation of a free participant's place does not imply payment of accommodation and travel expenses during the seminar. However, catering costs during the seminar – cf. program – are the responsibility of the Defense and Strategy Forum (the seminar includes moments of informal exchanges, cf. lunch and dinner).



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