Event in Cologne

Dear YKW Alumni, dear Young BCCG members*, dear friends,

We are very pleased to invite you to the first “Contemporary Issues” jointly organized by the Young BCCG NRW and the YKWA.

We are going to discuss

“The British & the Germans – Mutual respect, love or dislike?” 

with Holger Geißler, Member of the Board, YouGov Germany

“Briten und Deutsche haben sich von je her bewundert – nur nie zur selben Zeit.” This quote by the former German ambassador to the United Kingdom shows vividly that the relationship between the British and the Germans has never been easy. Stereotyping has a long tradition on either side of the channel. Brits like to mock the Germans for their Prussian heritage and their affinity to Sauerkraut and Würstchen. And every German remembers the “Wembley Goal” well and pictures of pale-skinned, drunken and sunburnt Brits on the beaches of Italy and Spain.

But since the World Cup 2006 in Germany things seems to be improving. The mutual respect is growing and the opposite image of the two neighbours is getting better. At the same time on political issues like the European Union the citizens of both countries have shown significant differences in their attitudes.

The presentation will reflect actual cross-comparative studies that YouGov ran in recent years about similarities and differences between the Germans and the British. It will draw an amusing and entertaining view on the present and the future of the German-British-relationship.

When: Thursday, 20 November 2014, 7 pm: presentation, discussion, drinks & networking

Where: “Panther Lounge”, 12th Floor, at Osborne Clarke, Innere Kanalstr. 15, 50823 Cologne 

Please register by 15 November 2014 by sending an email to Birgit Bujard (b.bujard@gmx.de)

We look forward to a lively debate and numerous participants.

Best regards,

Birgit Bujard, Sonja Riedemann, Jan Hellenbrand

Young Königswinter Alumni and BCCG Regional Committee NRW

Who we are

BCCG Germany UK Relations

*Within the BCCG the YBCCG is meant to be an informal, interdisciplinary network for young professionals under 40. / Die “Young British Chamber” versteht sich als informelles, branchenübergreifendes Netzwerk junger Führungskräfte unter 40 Jahren innerhalb der BCCG.

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