Foreign Minister Steinmeier opens the World Congress of German Schools Abroad

03.06.2014 - Press release

On Wednesday, 4 June 2014, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will open the World Congress of German Schools Abroad organised by the World Association of German Schools Abroad (WDA) and the Federal Office of Administration - Central Agency for Schools Abroad. The slogan of this year’s congress is “Worldwide Education. Worldwide Opportunities.”

The world congress is taking place from 4-7 June 2014. Alongside the 450-odd members of school boards, head teachers and administrators from the approximately 140 German Schools Abroad, it will for the first time also be attended by representatives of the 1100 schools which offer the DSD, the German Language Certificate of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.

As well as strengthening the network of Schools Abroad, the intention is to demonstrate the potential inherent in these schools for a domestic audience and to raise awareness of the public-private approach that the German Schools Abroad are based on.

A detailed programme of events is available here (in German):

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