Mission Statement

Who we are, what we want, what we do - a brief introduction.

Who are we?

A world-wide alumni network of young Germans with practical experience in international politics and co-operation.

What are our aims?

Produce interest in graduates' and entrants' minds in international relations and inspire them. Offer a new perspective of Germany and develop realistic expectations vis-à-vis international organisations. Support a constructive role of Germany in Europe and the world and critically accompany it.

What do we do?

Build a sustainable network among the members and with partners. Offer a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences. Reflect on and contribute to international politics practically.

The Network

The CSP Network for International Politics and Co-Operation (registered association) is a friendly, non-profit society, which, according to the articles of association , aims at supporting international understanding and an international attitude.

The formal formation of the association took place at Lobetal, a little town close to Berlin, on May 4th, 2003.

Caused by the living situation of its members the CSP Network in many aspects does not bear many characteristics of a typical German association: The majority of its members live abroad, meetings in person are the exception rather than the rule, and even coordination among the members of the board demands a lot of flexibility. Nevertheless, after some discussion, the legal form of the registered association has been chosen as it seems best fit to guarantee continuousness in the work within the network as well as vis-à-vis external partners.

Work within the network is mainly coordinated via an Intranet. The members of the board coordinate the tasks in the areas of external relations, internal networking, events, communication and finance. In addition, the five current regional groups provide for more personal networking on a local level (Brussels, Geneva, Paris, New York, Berlin and many more). If you would like to get in touch with one of the regional groups feel free to do so at info [at] csp-network [dot] org.

For more information, please visit our website in German or contact us:

CSP-Netzwerk für internationale Politik und Zusammenarbeit e.V.

c/o Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte

Greifswalder Straße 4

D-10405 Berlin

Email: geschaeftsstelle [at] csp-network [dot] org

Tel.: 030/42085331