We are indeed very sorry to announce that MatchPoints2020 is cancelled. Due to the Corona virus crisis and the restrictions imposed as a consequence on international travel and public meetings we cannot proceed with our planning of the seminar. We thank everybody for the interest taken in the seminar. For further information, please contact Tobias Juel Frandsen,

Arch-enemies and best friends

Join the MatchPoints Seminar on April 23-25, 2020 and gain new insights into the Danish-German relationship – historically, culturally, economically and politically

From archenemies to best friends. Historically, Denmark and Germany have had a turbulent and volatile relationship. The conference MatchPoints Seminar 2020 at Aarhus University will bring the Danish-German relationship into focus – both historically, culturally, economically and politically – ­and explore how these two neighbours can address the complex challenges facing the EU and Europe in the near future together.

At the conference, there will be talks by prominent researchers and experts and workshops on four different themes. You can also enjoy keynote lectures from professor Anne Applebaum, professor Astrid Erll, professor Marcel Fratzscher and professor Ole Wæver among others.

2020 is the official Danish-German Year of Cultural Friendship, and the MatchPoints Seminar 2020 offers fascinating perspectives on the complex relationship between the two countries. The conference will be held in English and is open to anyone with an interest in Danish, German and European relations – whether you are a researcher, a businessperson, a government official, an upper secondary school teacher, a university student or a member of the general public.


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