Osnabrück, Germany

Youth Lab: Empowering Youth through Intersectional Conflict Mediation with a Focus on Religion

Together with the City of Osnabrück the GDL commemorates the 375th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia by bringing tools for intersectional conflict mediation to 50 international youth leaders.



Nairobi, Kenya

Regional Lab: Impact of Misinformation & Disinformation in the Global South

This Lab in Nairobi focused on the Impact of Mis- and Disinformation in the Global South, specifically in light of emerging technologies such as AI.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Regional Lab: Memory in Presence – Memorial Sites as Providers of Empowering Education

This Memory in Presence Lab in Buenos Aires plans to develop a training course for a specialist audience from the diplomatic sphere.

Făgăraș, Romania

Regional Lab: Local Communities, Global Leadership and the SDGs

The Lab explored the role of local communities in global leadership and the SDGs partly online and partly in person in Făgăraș, Romania.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Regional Lab: Improved Paths towards Environmental Peacebuilding

The Lab in Ljubljana examined new pathways to integrate peacebuilding and climate security from the perspective of interdisciplinary engagement, public diplomacy, civil society participation and proactive grassroots efforts.

Berlin, Germany

Regional Lab: Realigning Diplomacy by Networking

During the “Realigning Diplomacy by Networking” Lab in Berlin, members explored a potential restructuring of the future of Germany’s diplomatic training together with the Federal Foreign Office.

Mumbai, India

Member-Led Lab: Impact of Urban Design on Inclusive Cities – Intersections and Crossroads

Under the title “Impact of Urban Design on Inclusive Cities: Intersections and Crossroads”, the GDL community gathered in Mumbai to develop four innovative ideas.

Berlin, Germany and Ljubljana, Slovenia

Regional Lab: Water Diplomacy 4.0 – Process Matters

The Lab “Water Diplomacy 4.0: Process Matters”, which took place in Berlin and Ljubljana, faced the challenge of providing adequate fresh water resources for people and ecosystems in the 21st century.


Online Lab: Bringing Youth Voices into 21st Century Policies

In an online Lab, GDL members, youth and invited additional diplomats gathered to tackle the challenge of “Bringing Youth Voices into 21st Century Policies” from July, 14 to 16, 2022.


Regional Lab: Social Innovation to Address the Nexus of Human Mobility and Development

Due to the pandemic, GDL members gathered virtually together with Challenge Holder UNDP Mexico to develop strategies to counter the nexus of migration and development in Mexico.

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Brandenburg, Germany

GDL Summit 2021: re-Connect

The GDL Summit 2021 in Brandenburg was dedicated to the GDL community and to its future.

Berlin, Germany

11th Lab: Global Power Shifts – Political and Economic Inclusion for the Next Generation Collaborating to Realise the Potential of the Demographic Dividend

With the support of the findings of the Incubator Lab in Accra and of member as well as online activities in between the Labs, we have organised the GDL Impact Lab in Berlin.

Accra, Ghana

10th Lab: Global Power Shifts – Political and Economic Inclusion for the Next Generation

The Incubator Lab in Accra focused on generating a better understanding of the global frameworks that govern the discourse on population dynamics and the ways in which these structures attempt to support economic development.

Chicago, USA

9th Lab: Strategies for Overcoming Urban Violence – Exploring Global Perspectives & Engaging for Local Prevention

The overall aim of the 2018 GDL Impact Lab in Chicago was to create a toolkit enabling coordinated decision making and impact at both local and global levels, thus reducing the inequalities that contribute to urban youth violence.

Berlin, Germany

8th Lab: Strategies for Overcoming Urban Violence – Exploring Global Perspectives & Engaging for Local Prevention

The Incubator Lab “Strategies for Overcoming Urban Violence – Exploring Global Perspectives & Engaging for Local Prevention” which toook place in Berlin from June 17 to 20, 2018 focused on gaining a better understanding of the issues of violence and segregation that affect the urban youth globally.

Berlin, Germany

7th Lab: Justice Museums and Memory Sites as Spaces for Mass Atrocities Prevention

At the 7th Lab in Berlin, GDL members added the enriching experience acquired at the Incubator Lab to their professional backgrounds, aiming to go a step further.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

6th Lab: Cutting-Edge Networks – Interweaving Regional Capacities for Mass Atrocity Prevention at the Local Level

The 6th Global Diplomacy Lab in Buenos Aires focused on the topic “Cutting-Edge Networks – Interweaving Regional Capacities for Mass Atrocity Prevention at the Local Level”.

Montreal, Canada

5th Lab: Balancing Power through Information Technology

The 5th Global Diplomacy Lab looked into the subject of “Balancing Power through Information Technology.”

Berlin, Germany

4th Lab: Do the Ends Justify the Means?

The 2016 Global Diplomacy Lab in Berlin focused on the topic “Do the Ends Justify the Means?”.

Berlin, Germany

3rd Lab: Status – Unresolved! Designing Migration Policies for the Future

The 3rd Global Diplomacy Lab took place from 5 to 8 November, 2015 in Berlin under the title “Status: unresolved! Designing migration policies for the future”.

Istanbul, Turkey

2nd Lab: Fragmentation vs. Integration – Towards a More Inclusive Global Order

Thirty-two members  were invited to continue the result-oriented dialogue in Istanbul from June, 4 to 7, 2015, and debated the topic “Fragmentation vs. Integration: Towards a More Inclusive Global Order”.

Berlin, Germany

GDL’s Founding Meeting: Berlin, 13 to 16 November 2014

Thirty-two alumni of the Federal Foreign Office, the BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Stiftung Mercator were invited to participate in the founding of the Global Diplomacy Lab.


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