On Thursday (6 June) the Third International Education Day will take place under the motto “Schools as partners in education – building the future together”. Minister of State Cornelia Pieper is hosting the event this year at the AXICA conference and convention centre in the DZ BANK in Berlin.
Recently, international education issues have gained more and more importance in domestic debate in Germany. This is also the background to the Foreign Office initiative to launch a German Schools Abroad Act on which the final parliamentary deliberations are currently drawing to a close.
Minister of State Cornelia Pieper issued the following statement today (4 June):
The goal of the Education Day is to give the promotion of education abroad a clearer profile at home as well. In addition, we want to create closer links among industry and politics.
Education is the key to success and a central issue for Germany as a location for business, science and university education. We want to encourage our partners to continue their successful work with commitment and to break new ground with courage and creativity.
Once again the Federal Foreign Office’s partners will be the 141 German schools abroad and the other schools which form part of the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative and are supported by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad and the Goethe‑Institut, as well as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Educational Exchange Service and also the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Klaus Kinkel, former Foreign Minister and chairman of the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung Executive Board, is expected to attend the ceremony as guest of honour.