DGAP – German Council on Foreign Relations
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DGAP - German Council on Foreign Relations

Mission and objectives

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) is Germany’s national foreign policy network. As an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization, DGAP actively takes part in the political decision-making process and promotes the understanding of German foreign policy and international relations. The main functions of DGAP are:

· Policy Oriented Research
The DGAP’s think tank undertakes policy-oriented research at the intersection of operational politics, business, scholarship, and the media. More than 30 foreign policy experts work in ten research programs focusing on: transatlantic relations, European integration, Russia/Eurasia, international security policy, energy policy, global economics, the Middle East, and China.

· Contributing to Public Debate
The DGAP helps foster and moderate the national foreign affairs debate by bringing together high-ranking decision makers from politics and business, scholars, and the interested public in various formats such as conferences, roundtables, and study groups.

· Advising Foreign Policy Decision Makers
The DGAP’s experts regularly publish studies and analyses on current foreign policy issues that offer concrete policy approaches.

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