CGYPP - Czech-German Young Professionals Program


CGYPP 2022: How to build resilient societies?

In the past few years, we as individuals as well as our communities and societies have been facing multifaceted challenges. The ongoing globalization, various economic crises, fake news, rise of populism, climate change, influence from foreign authoritarian actors or lately the Covid-19 pandemic have shaken the very foundations of Western societies. Stability and common basic values are under scrutiny.

How can we cope with these dynamic developments? How can we face these challenges as individuals and society? What can we learn from our past experiences? What will society look like in the future? How can we turn problems into solutions and new benefits? How can we strengthen international cooperation? How do we keep our individual integrity and build up a resilient society?

We want to discuss these dynamics and possible answers to today's challenges in a Czech-German context. Creatively, interactively and critically, with a wide range of political and economic leaders, with leading journalists and experts – and we want to share our insights with the general public.

Learn more about CGYPP here.


  1. Workshop in Berlin, May 15 - 18, 2022
  2. Workshop in Prague, June 9 - 12, 2022
  3. Workshop in Liberec, September 15 - 18, 2022


  • Czechs and Germans with open mindset in the age of 25-40 with varying professional backgrounds (from the fields of academia, business, media, politics, public administration and NGOs)

How to apply:

To apply go to fill in the application form by March 20, 2022.



Impressions of CGYPP 2021


The Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP), established in 2008, is an international network for young experts, multipliers, movers and shakers from Germany and the Czech Republic. The program interlinks the fields of academia, business, media, politics, public administration and NGO.

CGYPP connects people with different professional backgrounds. By exchanging and sharing experiences and perspectives, the participants not only broaden their horizons, improve communication and intercultural skills but also increase their social capital.

CGYPP was founded by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and supported by the Czech-German Future Fund , Robert Bosch Stiftung and Federal Foreign Office.

Since 2014, CGYPP has been jointly organized by AMO and the European Academy Berlin (EAB).

It is financed by the Czech-German Future Fund.




Podcasts: Czech-German Perspectives


➤ Interview with Vladimír Handl (IIR) on the state of Czech-German Relations

CGYPP participant Andreas Graf interviews Vladimír Handl, Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague.
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 1

➤ What would YOU do (differently) if you received an unconditional basic income?

In this episode, Sarah Polewsky, a CGYPP participant, talks about the unconditional basic income.
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 2

➤ Refugees in Bavaria: experiences and challenges. A family story

In this episode, Petra Kouřimská talks about experience of one family living and taking care of refugees in Bavaria.
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 3

➤ The hidden secrets of Smetana’s Vltava

Simon Backovsky explores Europe’s cultural heritage and German-Czech connection in classical music.
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 4

➤ Service for all

In this episode, Jürgen Gradl argues that an obligatory social service would strengthen solidarity in Europe. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 5

➤ Digitalization and Work Life Balance

Franziska Stölzel’s podcast is about the impact of digitalization on our work/life balance. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 6

➤ Digitalization of Education

Kateřina Šustrová explores the challenges of the digitalization of education. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 7

➤ Historical Burdens and Potential Digital Solution

In this episode, Vladimír Hurych explores historical burdens and how their digital solution could look like. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 8

➤ Food Industry Digitalization

In this episode, Mark Friedrich talks about how digitalization is used in the food industry.
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 9

➤ Digitalization and smart cities

An expert on smart cities is being interviewed in this episode. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 10

➤ Digitalization of work

This episode’s topic: digitalization of work and how it affects us. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 11

➤ Foreigners in the Czech Republic

Tereza Blahoutová asks herself the questions: Are foreigners welcome in the Czech Republic? How do they change the country ? How does the country change them? 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 12

I​​​nnovation Barriers in Central and Eastern Europe

What are the reasons for the endurance of barriers for innovations in Central and Eastern Europe? Jana Lachmann gives answers. 
Czech-German Perspectives, Episode 13

Impressions of CGYPP 2020 - Ways out of the crisis

Impressions of CGYPP 2019 - Bridging the gaps


Impressions of CGYPP 2018 - Chances and Challenges of Digitalization

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