Richard von Weizsäcker Forum
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Richard von Weizsäcker Forum

The Richard von Weizsäcker Forum was established in honor of the former federal president, who served for many years on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The forum is the largest event of the Robert Bosch Academy. Each fall, it brings together former, current, and future fellows.

During the opening event Fellows in Conversation in Berlin, the fellows discuss current global challenges with leading decision-makers and intellectuals from all over the world. Subsequently, the Robert Bosch Academy organizes a study tour to expand and deepen the fellows’ knowledge of Germany. Through dialogue with representatives from politics, business, civil society, culture, and media the participants learn about positions on and actors of current socio-political topics in Germany. A retreat gives fellows the possibility to reflect on their impressions.

Moreover, the Richard von Weizsäcker Forum fosters networking and dialogue among the fellows, and thereby strengthens the fellow community.