Photo Credit: Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the Czech Republic

The ninth year of the Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP) was successfully started in Prague.

Fourteen participants from Germany and the Czech Republic have been invited to participate in the annual series of workshops and to collaborate on relevant economic, political, and social issues. This year’s topic is Chances and Challenges of Digitalization.

The program of the first workshop was opened by a panel discussion on the Future of Mobility. How can Czech and Bavarian car industry Cope with The Digital Change? and was followed by a reception at the Bavarian Representation in Prague. The event, which was attended by five dozen people, additionally provided this year’s CGYPP-participants with an opportunity to network with many CGYPP-alumni and other young professionals.



Furthermore, the participants had a unique opportunity to enter a discussion with distinguished experts as well as to acquire pieces of practical advice, ideas, and stimuli for their future professional careers. Among other activities, they discussed Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain and analyzed how the EU can unleash its potential in the Digital Agenda, in the discussion round with Dita Charanzová, Member of the European Parliament.

They also got the opportunity to visit the German Embassy in Prague and openly speak with Rebecca Kasens, the Head of the Section for Economics, Trade and Science about the digital agenda in current Czech-German relations.

You can see the CGYPP Prague workshop in pictures here and the program of the entire seminar here.

The project is organized by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) in cooperation with the European Academy of Berlin (EAB) and co-funded by the Czech German Fund for Future. The Prague seminar was organized with support of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, too.