The German-English Society (since 2001: German-British Society/DBG) was founded in Düsseldorf in 1949. Its aim is the comprehensive promotion of relations between Germany and Great Britain. The DBG aims to discuss political, economic, social and cultural issues of concern to both peoples, to break down prejudices, to consolidate and advance the common Europe, and to foster personal contacts across borders.
The tasks of the DBG include:
- The organisation of lecture events in numerous German cities, where British experts report on their country and at the same time learn about the views, ideas and attitudes of their German audiences towards Britain. The Bonn Working Group invites citizens of all nationalities and professions - especially schoolchildren and students - to attend these lectures (see the calendar of events in the daily press).
-The annual Königswinter Conference brings together German and British parliamentarians, cabinet members, diplomats and experts from business, academia and journalism, alternately in Germany and Britain. Since 1960, the DBG has also held an annual German-British Youth Conference (Jung-Königswinter).