Building bridges

Shaping our common future


Our vision


Young people consider the ways of developing closer bilateral relations by means of discussions and workshops on politics, economy and culture.


We aim at creating a space for youth collaboration


We aim at providing a platform for equal discussion


We aim at uniting the youth in East and West



November 1 , 2021

The II. Youth Normandy Talks will take place in Leipzig & online from December 6-9, 2021.

We invite students and young professionals (18 to 26 years old) from all backgrounds to Leipzig to become a part of international understanding. The idea is to bring together the youth of our four countries and exchange experiences and opinions on peace and security, humanitarian issues, law and economics. You will meet high-level experts who will share their knowledge with you.

Due to the current pandemic situation, this will be a hybrid format: If you currently live in the European Union, we invite you to Leipzig, Germany. If you currently live outside the European Union, we will offer you the digital opportunity to participate online.

This year, the Forum's organizing team is again represented by partner youth organizations from Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia.

For the period of the forum, the costs for accommodation and meals of the participants will be covered. We can partially reimburse travel expenses.

Take the chance and apply now!

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August 6, 2021

10 years DRJUG e.V.

The German-Russian Youth Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary in Berlin on June 17, 2021. We were happy to welcome distinguished political representatives from Russia and Germany, companions of the association, participants of our youth forums as well as other guests in Moscow and online during a ceremony in the Berlin City Hall.

Since the founding of the association in 2011 by alumni of the German-Russian Youth Parliament, the association has continued to develop with new ideas, members and projects. After 10 successful and exciting years of the association we are now looking forward to our future challenges!

More information here in the press release.

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August 6, 2021

DRJUG e.V. has a new name: In the course of the general meeting in April 2021, the members of the association decided to change the name of the association. Instead of "Alumni Association of the German-Russian Youth Parliament", DRJUG e.V. now stands for "German-Russian Youth Initiative".

10 years after our foundation, this shows the vital development of our association. Today, we recruit members not only from former participants of the Youth Parliament, but also from our projects and through personal meetings.

At the same time, we remain connected to our roots. DRJUG e.V. continues to stand for international youth forums, German-Russian friendship and transnational networking opportunities. 






May 27, 2021

Board election results 2021

DRJUG e.V. held its Board election on April 11, 2021. After the candidates presented themselves at the general meeting, the voting members elected a new board for the next two years.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the former board for their commitment and support of our association.


The new 12-member board consists half of Russian and half of German representatives and is led by the co-chairs Mikhail Polianskiy and Beatrice von Braunschweig. We are looking forward to a good cooperation in the new board!

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May 25, 2021

VIII Trilateral Youth Forum ended in Münster

From May 17 to 21, 2021, the VIII Trilateral Youth Forum took place online. This year's week-long forum focused on energy policy, disinformation and global health policy. We were happy to provide fruitful discussions with an active group of particpants from Poland, Russia and Germany. 
In addition to the exchange with numerous experts, the participants were not only given the unique opportunity to network internationally during a simulation game lasting several days, but also to apply content from the discussion rounds to realistic content.    
More information here in the press release.

Our association


International youth forums organised




Alumni of our forums




German-Russian Youth Forum

Capital Talks

Trilateral Youth Forum

German-Polish-Russian Trialogue


Trilateral Youth Forum

Germany - Russia - Ukraine: A common future?

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Multilateral Youth Forum

Youth Normandy Talks