Think7 Summit 2022


Ort / Datum
Berlin / Online, 23.05.2022 bis 24.05.2022


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and Aspen Institute Germany.

The Think7 Summit is organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), as think tanks mandated for the Think7 process during the German G7 presidency in 2022. It is organised in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Aspen Institute Germany.

Taking into account the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, we will present the key policy recommendation put forward by the Think7 Task Forces on Climate and Environment, Sustainable Economic Recovery, Global Health, International Cooperation for the Global Common Good and Social Cohesion, Economic Transformation and Open Societies. With high-level representatives from the German Federal Government we want to enter into dialogue about the contribution of the G7 Summit in Elmau to solving the most urgent global challenges.

A large number of representatives from leading scientific institutions and think tanks from G7 countries will participate in the Think7 Summit. We look forward to facilitating exchange between them and decision-makers from the German government as well as representatives of international organisations, civil society, labour and business. At the Think7 Summit we will also build bridges between the Think7 and Think20 process, which brings together think tanks from G20 countries.



23 May           (approx. 9:00 – 17:30) 

Venue:Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Hiroshimastraße 17/28, 10785 Berlin

  • Prospects for the G7 Elmau Summit (Keynote, hybrid)
  • Promoting a cooperative world order in times of war (Plenary Session, hybrid)
  • Parallel Sessions 1 (on site only)  
    • Task Force: Climate and Environment 
    • Task Force: Global Health 
  • Parallel Sessions 2 (on site only) 
    • Task Force: International Cooperation for the Global Common Good 
    • Task Force: Sustainable Economic Recovery 
    • Task Force: Social Cohesion, Economic Transformation and Open Societies 
  • What should the G7 do to foster cooperation with the G20? (Plenary Session, hybrid)
  • G7 Relations with Africa (Plenary Session, hybrid)


23 May           (starting 18:30)

Venue: German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) - Rauchstraße 17/18, 10787 Berlin

  • The role of the G7 in a new Geopolitical Environment (Public Panel Discussion)


24 May           (approx. 9:00 – 16:30)

Venue:Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin - Hiroshimastraße 17/28, 10785 Berlin

  • The future of development cooperation (Plenary Session, hybrid)
  • Thinking ahead - The T7 Road from Germany to Japan (Plenary Session, hybrid)
  • Parallel Sessions 1 (on site only)
    • Sustainable infrastructure investment 
    • Feminist external policy  
    • International trade cooperation  
    • Measurement of prosperity  
  • Parallel Sessions 2 (on site only)
    • Promoting democracy  
    • International tax cooperation  
    • Just transition  
    • Empowering digital citizenship
  • The impact of the G7 on future generations (Plenary0 Session, hybrid)


The Think7 Summit will be an on-site event. Parts of the Summit will be held as hybrid sessions. The on-site venue will be the premises of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

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23.05.2022 bis 24.05.2022


Berlin / Online


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