11 March 2022
|Symposium "On the future of democracy - How do we strengthen the Republic?"|
The symposium was devoted to the topic "On the future of democracy - How do we strengthen the Republic?" The Federal President was joined by many of the panelists from the previous 12 events of the Forum Bellevue on the Future of Democracy to take stock of the past debates and look to the future.
15 November 2021
|12th Forum Bellevue: "Is the state up to it? Drawing lessons from the pandemic"|
Together with his guests, the Federal President reflected on the learning experiences from the Corona pandemic for democracy and democratic statehood.
1 March 2021
|11th Forum Bellevue: "Democracy and the Digital Public Sphere - A Transatlantic Challenge"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with his guests, discussed how to deal with the digital structural change of our public sphere.
24 November 2020
|10th Forum Bellevue: "From the crisis into the future - how can we work together to bring about transformation?"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with Maja Göpel, Udo Di Fabio, Thea Dorn and Wolfgang Merkel, discussed what democratic processes and institutions are necessary for successful and sustainable transformation.
29 June 2020
|9th Forum Bellevue: "Coronavirus as a Test Case - How is our Democracy Faring?"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with Herta Müller, Rainer Forst and Daniel Ziblatt, discussed the consequences of the Coronavirus for the democracy.
25 November 2019
|8th Forum Bellevue: “Which Future? On Democracy and Progress"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with Ian McEwan, Steven Pinker and Maren Urner, discussed the relationship between democracy and progress.
14 May 2019
|7th Forum Bellevue: "The European Union: What is at Stake"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with Ivan Krastev, Luuk van Middelaar, Daniela Schwarzer and Adam Tooze, discussed what the European Union (EU) means for our future and how the EU and its member states can take a constructive approach to crisis management.
26 February 2019
|6th Forum Bellevue: "Is Everything a Matter of Faith? On the Relationship between Religion and Democracy"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier joined Mouhanad Khorchide, Evelyn Finger and Hans Joas to discuss the relationship between religion and democracy.
4 October 2018
|5th Forum Bellevue: "Rifts and Resentments. On the Fragmentation and Emotionalisation of Politics and Society"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier joined Andreas Hollstein, Ute Frevert, Cornelia Koppetsch and Bernhard Pörksen to discuss the fragmentation and emotionalization of politics and society.
23 May 2018
|4th Forum Bellevue: "Society without Politics? Liberal Democracies Put to the Test"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier joined Donatella della Porta, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck to discuss antipolitical and anti-establishment movements, and the dangers of indifference toward things political.
21 March 2018
|3rd Forum Bellevue: "Fact or Fake? An Important Distinction for Democracy"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier joined Michael Butter, Jeff Mason, Ulf Poschardt and Julia Stein to discuss our changing culture of information and debate, the importance of quality journalism for democratic processes that work, critical media consumption, and the need for genuine dialogue within society.
30 November 2017
|2nd Forum Bellevue: "Freedom of Thought in Turbulent Times"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier joined Sir Salman Rushdie, Eva Menasse and Daniel Kehlmann to discuss the role of intellectuals can play as new mental and emotional barriers emerge, more and more people withdraw from public debate and authoritarian ideas gain traction.
19 September 2017
|1st Forum Bellevue: "What Future Does the West Have?"|
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened his new series of events – Forum Bellevue zur Zukunft der Demokratie – with the theme "What Future Does the West Have?" He discussed this question with Parag Khanna, Susan Neiman and Heinrich August Winkler and called for a more confident commitment to democracy.