The Autumn Talks - organised by the German-Russian Exchange (DRA) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation - is in the tradition of the German-Russian Autumn Talks that have been organised annually since 1995 in close cooperation with the Protestant Academy in Berlin. The aim of this conference remains to keep up the dialogue and exchange on societal, political and many other developments in both Russia and Germany. However, in its new format, the Autumn Talks' geographical focus has been broadened including the European context, for example Ukraine. Over the past years the conference has been dedicated to a wide range of issues such as rule of law, ecological modernisation and policies regarding history. The Autumn Talks continue to pick up current debates relevant in Russia, Germany but also in Europe more generally and which are discussed by experts from politics, science and civil society as well as from the audience.