In addition to the wide range of different event formats employed by the Leibniz Institutes, the Leibniz Association has developed its own event series.
Leibniz in the Bundestag

This is a dialogue event that the Leibniz Association has been running since 2008. It brings together scientists and members of the German Bundestag for discussions on a wide range of possible topics.

Leibniz Debates

Aimed at a broad public, the Leibniz Debates series deals with contemporary challenges and topics. Leibniz scientists from a wide range of disciplines discuss topics with politicians, artists and intellectuals.

Leibniz Economic Summit

Once a year, the Leibniz Association invites policymakers and members of the public to an “Economic Summit”. Representatives of the six Leibniz economic research institutes discuss current issues, such as Europe, immigration, the labour market and digitalisation, with one another and with the public.

Book a Scientist

In the Book a Scientist programme, members of the public choose a topic from a list ranging from food and health to education research and digitalisation and book an expert for a short one-to-one discussion. These discussions usually take place in conjunction with the Long Night of the Sciences open-doors event.