Local, national, global

At any scale, My Country Talks events have the same goal:

to bridge political divides and create conversations that never would have happened otherwise.

Since 2017, My Country Talks events have brought together over 170 thousand participants from around the world. Our matching software has been used to connect cities with their neighbors, reconnect polarized countries, and bring entire continents closer together

Read about some of our past events here.

Where it all started

Germany Talks

In 2017, the newsroom at ZEIT ONLINE was trying to come up with a new way to connect people across political divides. The result was called "Deutschland Spricht", which quickly grew into the My Country Talks platform. Read about where it all started, and the four consecutive Germany Talks events that have gathered over 65 thousand people from across the country.

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Far apart but closer than ever

Europe Talks

When Europe Talks launched in 2019, it seemed almost impossible to get people of different cultures, languages and opinions to speak to each other. Yet that’s exactly what thousands of Europeans from across the continent did. Europe Talks 2019 brought together over 16,000 participants from 33 countries to have a conversation. Europe Talks launched again in 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. With the continent more divided than ever, over 20,000 participants were matched for a debate.

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Just one question: Trump or Biden?

America Talks

Just two days after US President Joe Biden was inaugurated, 500 participants from across the US met online to discuss across political divides. The result was a successful pilot that will grow into the first national event in the USA, in spring of 2021.

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My Country Talks past events

L'Italia si parla

Italy Talks, June 10, 2018 and May 11, 2019

Die Schweiz spricht

Switzerland Talks, October 21, 2018

Het grote gelijk

Belgium Talks, May 4, 2019

Uennige Sammen

Denmark Talks, June 2, 2019

Sverige Möts

Sweden Talks, November 23, 2019

Österreich Spricht

Austria Talks, October 13, 2018

Suomi puhuu

Finland Talks, March 30, 2019

Hele Norge snakker

Norway Talks, May 25, 2019

Britain Talks

June 23, 2019

Nederland in gesprek

The Netherlands Talks, November 3, 2020 and March 21, 2021

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