The G7 summit hosted by this year’s German G7 presidency takes place from 26 to 28 June in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria.
The EU will be represented by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
The G7 summit is an opportunity to send out a powerful signal of unity in these turbulent times, advocating for progress, prosperity, peace and security. Solidarity and close cooperation are needed to mitigate the impacts of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The seven working sessions of the summit will focus on various topics: global economy, partnerships for developing countries, foreign and security policy, sustainability, food security, multilateralism and digital transformation.
The German presidency has also invited leaders from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa to take part in several working sessions during the summit.
At the end of the summit, the leaders are expected to adopt a leaders’ communiqué.
12:30 – Shaping the global economy
The working lunch will be centred around strategies to address the risks to the recovery, caused by the geopolitical situation and supply chain disruption, and the establishment of a Climate Club.
15:00 – Promoting partnerships for infrastructure and investment
The working session will focus on the progress of the G7 Partnership for Infrastructure and Investment, aimed at providing global quality infrastructure, for instance in the areas of health and climate.
18:00 – Cooperating on foreign and security policy
The working dinner will be an opportunity to discuss current foreign and security policy issues.
10:00 – The world in conflict: exchange on Ukraine
This working session will hold an in-depth discussion on Russia’s devastating war in Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, will join the session remotely.
12:30 – Investing in a better future: climate, energy, health
The working lunch, with invited countries and international organisations, will focus on:
- working together to accelerate a clean and just transition towards climate neutrality
- possible action to secure energy supply and limit energy price increases
- tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthening pandemic preparedness and response, and improving the global health architecture.
- Climate change: what is the EU doing (background information)
- Energy prices and security of supply (background information)
15:30 – Stronger together: addressing food security and advancing gender equality
The working session will be an opportunity to discuss measures to address the consequences of the global food crisis and to accelerate progress towards gender equality.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, will also attend virtually.
10:30 Shaping international cooperation: multilateral and digital order
This final working session will focus on how best the G7 can contribute to strengthening multilateral cooperation and a rules-based digital governance.
About the German G7 presidency
Germany holds the G7 presidency from 1 January until 31 December 2022. The German presidency’s overarching theme is ‘Progress towards an equitable world’.
This goal is to guide the work of the G7 based on five areas of action:
- sustainable planet
- economic stability and transformation
- healthy lives
- investment in a better future
- strong together
- Website of the German presidency of the G7
- Schloss Elmau summit web page (German presidency G7 website)
The German G7 presidency hosted a meeting on 24 March 2022 in Brussels to strengthen their cooperation in light of Russia’s aggression against independent and sovereign Ukraine.
At the end of meeting, the leaders adopted a joint statement.
About the G7 summit
The G7 summit is a forum that plays an important role in shaping global responses to global challenges, complementing the global economic coordination carried out by the G20.
It brings together leaders from the EU and the following countries:
- the United Kingdom
- the United States
The last G7 summit was held in Cornwall, UK, in 2021.
The EU as G7 member
In 1977, representatives of the then European Community began participating in the London summit. Originally, the role of the EU was limited to those areas in which it had exclusive competences, but this role has expanded over time.
The EU has gradually been included in all political discussions on the summit agenda and, since the Ottawa summit (1981), has taken part in all summit working sessions.
The EU has all the responsibilities of membership. The summit communiqué is politically binding on all G7 members.
The rotation of the presidency is as follows: Canada in 2018, France in 2019, the USA in 2020, the United Kingdom in 2021, Germany in 2022, Japan in 2023, and Italy in 2024.
- Schloss Elmau
- 26-28 June 2022