Amid a rapidly transforming world marked by a global pandemic, revolutionary technological innovation, and a deteriorating climate crisis, Germany elected a new federal parliament. Held only months after the election, this year’s Berlin Forum will offer exclusive insights into Germany’s foreign policy agenda in the post-Merkel era. Discussions will also address European digital sovereignty, security in the wider neighbourhood, Europe’s position in an intensifying great power competition, and new impulses for climate diplomacy. The challenges of the transatlantic relations will be part of the conversation too. I look forward to be part of it!