BKHS Perspectives #01_2022

From Crisis Manager to Agenda Setter: Policy Recommendations for the G7 from the Next Generation of Leaders

Autor*innen: Lok Hang Abraham Chan, Corrado Chirico, Amber Crossen, Dorothée Falkenberg, Florine Hénault, Anna Jacob, Morris Ben Reinmüller, Merle Strunk, Olena Taran, Rachel Tausendfreund, Julia Strasheim, Elisabeth Winter, Jonathan Ziener

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The first issue of our English-language publication BKHS Perspectives collates six policy briefs with recommendations to transform the G7 from crisis manager to agenda setter in the fields of climate justice, gender mainstreaming, digital democracy, international cooperation, media performance and peace and security.

Holding the G7 presidency in 2022, Germany has a particular opportunity to set the direction for the G7 along its motto “progress towards an equitable world”. To achieve this goal, international exchange, the involvement of civil society and fresh ideas are key. We therefore invited eight young people from the G7 countries and Ukraine as a guest country to Helmut Schmidt’s home for the BKHS NextGen7 Summit. In a foresight exercise, we identified concrete policy goals for 2029 – the year when Germany will next hold the G7 presidency – and developed tangible policy recommendations for achieving these goals. Together with renowned think tank experts we refined the ideas even further.

Autorin: Merle Strunk, M.A.

Referentin für Bildung und Vermittlung

Merle Strunk, M.A., ist Historikerin mit dem Schwerpunkt der Wissensvermittlung in Museen. Sie war in verschiedenen Einrichtungen an Ausstellungs- und Publikationsprojekten beteiligt, darunter im Museum der Arbeit. Als Geschichtsvermittlerin beschäftigt sie sich in der Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung damit, Brücken zwischen historischen Ereignissen und der Gegenwart zu schlagen. Daneben arbeitet sie zu Fragen der visual und public history.

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