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Germany‘s Soft Power Policy 2030

Scenarios for an Unsettled World

9 Dec 2022
6:00 – 8:30 pm (CET)
Hertie School of Governance
Friedrichstraße 180
10117 Berlin

Foresight project on key questions for Germany's future foreign policy: What are possible future soft power approaches in terms of narratives, strategies, goals, policies, programmes and activities, given changing geopolitics of the major powers, and divergent global scenarios for foreign affairs? To answer these questions, the project compares Germany's international relations with the geopolitics and soft power approaches of the European Union, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, China and India. For each country, the role of soft power is examined in relation to hard power and sharp power.

Cooperation with the Hertie School of Governance

Registration: In order to participate at the live event, you must registre here: Germany's soft power 2030 | Hertie School (

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception.

The livestream can be visited here. No registration is needed.

Please note: the panel will be held in English.

External Cultural Policy Monitor: Profiling External Cultural Policy

The External Cultural Policy (ECP) Monitor provides information on key data such as the economy and geopolitical position of selected countries and presents relevant information on their external cultural policy (ECP) measures. Concise country profiles and reports structure quantitative data and contextual information, e.g. on culture and art, language, education, science and research or media.
The ECP Monitor is a collaborative project of the Hertie School with ifa's Library and ifa's Research Programme.

More information on the ifa website and the Forum for International Cultural Relations.

Cooperation with


Sarah Widmaier

Scientific Coordinator of ifa’s Research Programme on Culture and Foreign Policy

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.214