DxNL Talks

The neighbouring countries of Germany and the Netherlands are closely linked and maintain strong relations with each other. The exchange of goods and merchandise is a matter of course. There is a lively cross-border training and labour market. Both countries are popular destinations for tourist excursions and travel. 

And yet, the Corona pandemic is bringing the differences in the political systems, cultural backgrounds, geographical conditions and social context back into focus. Does lived proximity follow prescribed distance?

With the DxNL Talks we offer fellows and alumni of the Netherlands Programme a digital platform for mutual exchange on current issues. The aim is to understand and compare developments in both countries and to draw conclusions for their own media coverage. 


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Past Talks

  • Friday, March 12, 2021
    "Start of the election year 2021 - Nederland kiest"
    Max Smolka (FAZ) and Juurd Eijsvoogel (NRC Handelsblad)

  • Friday, November 27, 2020 
    "Who will lead us through the crisis? - How the German and Dutch heads of state lead their people through the pandemic" 
    Anja Maier (Parliamentary Correspondent) and Carla Joosten (EW Magazine)

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 
    "The Corona pandemic in German-Dutch comparison: Handling, measures and reporting"
    Harriet Wolf (taz) and Mark Beunderman (NRC Handelsblad)