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Workshop in Berlin

29 November - 2 December 2022 | Workshop: Policymaking and administration in Germany

This course offers students the opportunity to experience the German machinery of government and policymaking first-hand and interact with experts, policymakers and practitioners working in and for the German government system.

The workshop aims to help participants to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the German government system in dealing with key policy challenges and critically reflect on how experiences can be transferred to other government systems. The workshop is designed to offer a range of opportunities for Executive MPA students to analyse and critically reflect on public policy and management features and challenges in Germany, as well as to gain insights into current developments.

In the workshop we intend to focus more deeply on specific features of public policymaking and public management reform in Germany in order to broaden participants’ understanding of current approaches to this, as well as of implementation experiences. For this reason, the following policy fields and issues have been selected as especially relevant to be presented on, discussed, and evaluated for potential transfer: Public administration reform and especially government digitalisation, social policy, sustainability and the environment, as well as COVID-19.


  • Gerhard Hammerschmid , Professor of Public and Financial Management | Director, Centre for Digital Governance