Just before Christmas I received a personal letter from Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany. The invitation looked legit but I had to read it twice before understanding I was being asked to join a group of experts on social innovation in Berlin. The goal was to advise Angela Merkel on the future of Germany and Europe on this matter.
A once in a life time experience
I arrived in Berlin on the 19th of January at the Bundeskanzleramt. After clearing security, I found myself amongst a very diverse group of German politicians, scientists and think tank executives combined with social innovators from around the globe. From India to Kenya and from Canada to China.