We create (im)possible conversations

A platform for political debate

Since 2017, My Country Talks events have brought together over 170 thousand participants from around the world - from Italy to Norway to the USA. My Country Talks events are created and hosted through a collaboration of members from the media, government, and the social sector to foster debate among citizens.

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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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