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  • Together or Alone? Choices and Strategies for Transatlantic Relations for 2021 and Beyond

    Report In 2021, the United States and the nations of Europe will face challenges that threaten their way of life: a catastrophic pandemic, a deep economic recession, accelerating climate change, a rising China, growing technological competition, and emerging security threats. These challenges test…
  • Expert Panel Chaired by Dr. Karen Donfried and Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger recommends joint U.S.-European initiatives to meet shared challenges

    “Transatlantic Task Force” includes fourteen U.S. and European leaders from government, business, academia, non-profits Washington, D.C. and Hamburg (October 5, 2020) – The United States and Europe face a daunting set of challenges ranging from the pandemic and resulting economic recession to…
  • Organization

    Organization The Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation is managed by a board of trustees. It is made up of six members plus six deputies appointed for five years by the Federal President. These representatives of politics and wider society were associated with Helmut Schmidt in various ways…
  • Constitution

    Constitution The German Bundestag established the Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation by act of parliament on 1 January 2017. Its constitution regulates the foundation’s purpose and its bodies. You can download the German text of the constitution and the act of parliament below:
  • Home

    Helmut Schmidt Focus News About Tour of the private house Take a look at the home of Helmut and Loki Schmidt in Langenhorn, Hamburg. Included in the virtual tour are the former chancellor’s study, the gallery, the grand piano and the living room where the statesman sat with such figures as…
  • About us

    About us – What does the foundation do? The Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation commemorates one of the most important 20th century German statesmen. It was not just in his role as Senator (minister) for Home Affairs in Hamburg or as the fifth Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany…
  • Alienation or cooperation? The COVID-19 pandemic and ideas for the transatlantic partnership

    The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to public health and the world economy and without doubt bears the potential to become one of the greatest global crises of the 20th century. How does it impact ideas for future transatlantic cooperation? As Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt…
  • Privacy

    Privacy Policy Name and Address of the controller Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is: …
  • Contact

    Contact Address: Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung Büro Hamburg Kattrepel 10 20095 Hamburg Phone: +49 40/ 18 23 12 18 E-Mail: info@helmut-schmidt.de Alternative address: Helmut Schmidt-Archiv Neubergerweg 86 22419 Hamburg Contact form: Would you like further information or…
  • Helmut Schmidt in Hamburg

    Helmut Schmidt – a Hanseatic institution He was born in Hamburg and he died in Hamburg. He lived for over 96 years in Hamburg. Helmut Schmidt always remained faithful to his home, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. He was Federal Chancellor of Germany and a statesman. Yet he was also a…

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