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What does the future of the German-American friendship look like?

What does the future of the German-American friendship look like? , © Thomas Trutschel/photothek.net

08.12.2017 - Article

Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19 (Year of Germany in the US) is starting in October 2018. Initiatives and institutions have until 20 January 2018 to submit their projects and take part.

Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19 (Year of Germany in the US) is starting in October 2018. Projects and events will be organised from the east to the west coast over the course of one whole year. Dialogue with American society, especially away from the big cities, is a priority. Institutions and initiatives from Germany and the US are invited to participate.

The Federal Foreign Office is hosting the Deutschlandjahr together with the Goethe-Institut and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The aim is to raise the profile of Germany in the US and to make it more tangible, as well as to enter into a dialogue with the people of the US. The focus is on the long-standing transatlantic partnership and the question as to how Germans and Americans can inject fresh impetus into their friendship in the fields of political, scientific, economic, cultural and social life.

The Deutschlandjahr is therefore, first and foremost, an invitation to engage in dialogue on important topics of the future. These include freedom, diversity and responsibility, digitalisation, the future of work, energy, climate and sustainability, research, science and education, as well as the German language, culture and lifestyle. It is important to reach out to as many people as possible – especially to those who live in the heart of the country.

From 20 November 2017 to 20 January 2018, interested institutions and initiatives from Germany and the US may apply to take part in the Deutschlandjahr. Project proposals must be submitted online to the Goethe-Institut in Washington.

More information can be found here .


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