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From Crisis Manager to Agenda Setter: The Next Generation of Leaders Weighs in on the Future of the G7

BKHS NextGen7 Summit, May 17 – 18, 2022 | Schmidt’s house at Neubergerweg

This year, Germany holds the G7 presidency and will host the heads of state and government for an informal gathering in Elmau in June 2022. The Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung (BKHS) takes this as an opportunity to be hosts ourselves, not for…

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Video series: My favourite exhibit

Video series on the favourite objects of the BKHS-staff

Menschen reagieren ganz unterschiedlich auf zeitgeschichtliche Ausstellungen und auf das, was sie dort sehen. Manche Objekte, Fotos oder Dokumente gefallen besser als andere, mit wieder anderen verbindet man eine persönliche Geschichte oder…

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Read our publication "Living Democracy!"

The pressures democracy faces both at home and abroad have given a real boost to thinking about and mobilizing for democracy. But what does it mean to really "live democracy"?

Download our publication “Living Democracy!” to find out – published on…

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„Democracy thrives on compromise. Those who cannot compromise are useless for democracy.“

Helmut Schmidt

 

Deutscher Bundestag | Achim Melde

„Markets are like parachutes: they only work when they are open.“

Helmut Schmidt

 

picture alliance/dpa/BELGA | Thierry Roge

„Hope? This is an imperative that politicians must not avoid!“

Helmut Schmidt

 

picture alliance/imageBROKER | Florian Bachmeier

„The constitutional state does not have to win, it also does not have to lose, but it has to exist!“

Helmut Schmidt

 

Getty Images Europe | Omer Messinger

„In a time of growing problems, we focus on the essentials with realism and sobriety.“

Helmut Schmidt

 

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„Nowadays, the most important thing is to learn how to understand other people. And not only their music, but also their philosophy, their attitude, their behavior.“

Helmut Schmidt

picture alliance/imageBROKER | Fabian von Poser

„It is better to be prepared for a crisis than to bury your head in the sand.“

Helmut Schmidt

 

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