Eighty-four percent of the world population belongs to one religion or another. In order to better understand the work of religious communities and to strengthen their constructive potential, the Federal Foreign Office cultivates not only international but also interfaith dialogue.
The Shimon Peres Prize is awarded to people or projects whose work generates enthusiasm for German-Israeli cooperation and tackles societal challenges in both countries in fresh and innovative ways.
Following a successful run in Moscow, the exhibition “Dreams of Freedom. Romanticism in Russia and Germany” has been on show in Dresden since early October. It is a key example of cultural cooperation between Germany and Russia.
Since March 2017, the Federal Foreign Office has contributed funds from its Cultural Preservation Programme to support the restoration and expansion of the Rabai cultural centre near Mombasa on the Kenyan coast.
With the Hilde Domin Programme, the Federal Foreign Office and the German Academic Exchange Service are founding a new scholarship programme for students and doctoral candidates who are denied the opportunity to study or complete a doctoral programme in their countries of origin.
From Georgia to Brazil, German assistance for cultural institutions abroad is making a difference.