The YKW Alumni Conference

The Young Königswinter Alumni regularly organise an alumni conference for the alumni to be able to meet up and discuss issues of interest to the network related to German-British relations. The conference takes place in Germany or the United Kingdom. The next one is in 2024. You can find more information on this page below.

The very first Alumni Conference took place in March 1995 with participants attending key sessions of the Königswinter Conference parallel with their own programme of discussions and events. Further meetings of this kind took place in tandem with the Königswinter Conference in Cambridge, Berlin, Edinburgh, Königswinter, Oxford, and Potsdam. In 2003, the Young Königswinter Alumni met in Brussels, a convenient location because of the increasing number of alumni based there and their involvement in the European policy-making process.

In April 2009, a group of 40 YKW Alumni travelled to Israel for 5 days of fascinating visits, talks and insights in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the West Bank. In 2007, the Young Königswinter Alumni Conference was held in Hamburg. It drew the largest number of alumni so far and confirmed the growing strength of the network. In 2006, the annual conference took place in Istanbul, attracting around 80 participants who explored the question ‘Who are the Turks? Turkey’s place in Europe’.

Further previous conferences have taken place in

  • 24 – 25 June 2022: Goethe-Institut London, United Kingdom
  • 10 – 12 May 2019: Deutsche Bundesbank Training Centre in Eltville, Germany
  • 17 – 21 September 2015: Clare College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 19 – 21 April 2013: Deutsche Bundesbank Training Centre, Eltville, Germany
  • 23 – 26 August 2012: Wiston House, Wilton Park, United Kingdom

The next Young Königswinter Alumni Conference

The Young Königswinter Alumni Conference 2024 titled “How do the United Kingdom and Germany view Global Challenges?” will take place from Friday 31 May to Saturday 1 June 2024 at the Goethe-Institut London, United Kingdom.

More information can be found here.