Cultural relations and education policy

Cultural offerings from Germany build trust in our country throughout the world.


The German language remains in high demand!

Promoting the German language is a major instrument in cultural relations and education policy. Minister of State Böhmer has presented the latest figures on the number of people learning German around the world. more

German schools abroad

German schools abroad are a central element of the German cultural and education policy. German schools are places of intercultural dialog. They are therefore particularly suited to prepare pupils from various countries and cultural backgrounds for a shared future. more

“kulturweit” international cultural volunteer programme

With its “kulturweit” (Bridging Cultures) volunteer programme, the Federal Foreign Office seeks to foster young people’s intercultural skills and encourage a world-minded outlook. more

Science, research and universities

Germany’s universities and research establishments are becoming increasingly international in outlook. more

Intercultural dialogue

The intercultural dialogue aims to promote understanding between the West and the Islamic world as well as... more

Protection and restitution of cultural property

Cultural heritage is often threatened in the form of illegal excavations, looting, theft or illegal export. more

Preservation of cultural heritage

With its programme the Foreign Minsitry supports the preservation cultural heritage abroad.

Cultural Programme Work

Icons like Thomas Mann or pop group “Mia” trigger interest in Germany across the world. more

Responsibility of the religions for peace

In a world blighted by war and uncertainty, the responsibility of religions for peace is especially important. They are strong social and political forces within their societies and there are impressive examples of religiously inspired peacemaking. The Federal Foreign Office would like to make use of this potential and established the Task Force on the Responsibility of the Religions for Peace in autumn 2016. more

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