Körber Network Foreign Policy in front of the corvette Oldenburg Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Mini Field Trip to Rostock and Kiel
13 to 18 June 2022
In September 2022, the Körber Network Foreign Policy (KNA) visited the German Navy in Rostock and Kiel. There, members of the network had the chance to learn more first-hand about the Navy’s tasks, activities and challenges.
To this end, the group met with Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack, Inspector of the Navy, on the evening of September 18. The conversation covered a wide array of topics: from the current situation in the Baltic Sea region, the new Russian naval doctrine and the Navy’s international missions to issues such as the compatibility of family and career.
The following day, the network accompanied the crew of the corvette Oldenburg on its voyage from Rostock to Kiel. There, the group had the opportunity to observe some exercises and to have an exchange with the servicemen and -women. The trip was concluded with a short guided tour of the naval instruction vessel Gorch Fock before returning to Berlin by train.
Since 2005, more than 14 Field Trips of the Körber Foreign Policy Network have taken place in more than 18 countries. Here is an overview of the destinations: