International Conference, 16-17 November 2018

The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Challenges in Trade, Security and Environmental Policy

The Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation and the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg – Institute for European Integration take great pleasure in inviting you to the international conference that is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

FOTAR2018 provides a platform for high-level politicians, academics, journalists, business and civil society representatives from the United States and Europe. Our expert panels will discuss current challenges in the fields of trade, security and environmental policy, possible transatlantic responses to them and, more broadly, the future of US-EU relations.

Please find a preliminary program here. To register please click here.  

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg!


Founded in 2017 by the German Bundestag, the Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation commemorates one of the most important German statesmen of the 20th century and carries the topics that were of concern to Helmut Schmidt into the future. 


Europa weiter denken - The purpose of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg is to promote interdisciplinary research, academic teaching and public dialogue on questions of European integration and international cooperation. These activities are developed and realised through the Institute for European Integration, an academic institution at the University of Hamburg.