Finland and North Rhine-Westphalia are the partner countries of the citizens’ party, to which President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites on Friday and Saturday to the Bellevue Palace. On the first day of the festival, he traditionally expects some 4000 committed people, who solidify the cohesion of society through their volunteer work. They should be honored for their desire to shape the future and their commitment to a strong democracy. For example, Sister Mary Clarence from Berlin and Alex Assali from Brandenburg Frank Grünert, Jutta Klawitter and Wolf-Eike Schöne.
On the second day of the festival, the Federal President and his wife Elke Büdenbender of until There are guided tours, but also a lot is offered.
There will probably be broad interest in talks between the Federal President and the polar researcher Antje Boetius and the astronaut Alexander Gerst. Roland Kaiser and his band appear in the music program. The Finns present themselves with the cello rock band Apocalyptica, with pop star Robin Packalen and the Schreichor Huutajet. They also bring Laplandia vodka, Jymy bio ice cream and Lapa Catering specialties. Volunteers will be particularly interested in Ilmastoveivi 2019, a citizen initiative committed to more sustainable climate action, and the app launched by the start-up company ResQ Club, which reduces food waste can.