Political Culture

The Language Work of the Goethe Institute

In the Country of Another – The Language Work of the Goethe-Institut

In a joint Turkish/German project, Turkish religious attachés and district administrators are learning German at the Goethe-Institutes in Ankara, Berlin, and Schwäbisch Hall. Internships and accompanying programs organized by the Goethe-Institut give them insights into German culture and administration. (2007)More ...
EU Projects of the Goethe Institute

More Light! – EU Projects of the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is carrying out numerous projects in various European cities to coincide with Germany's EU presidency in the first half of 2007. (2007)More ...
Modell Europa Parlament

Model European Parliament

Recent studies have shown that, contrary to popular opinion, young people have not grown less political. Young adults in Germany are not necessarily interested in large organizations like political parties or unions, but they certainly take an interest in political issues. (2007)More ...
The Dissolution of the Bundestag

A Question of Confidence – The Dissolution of the Bundestag

July 1st, 2005 was to be a fateful day for German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his Social Democrat/Green party government coalition. On this day, the Chancellor allows the parliament to call a vote of no confidence against him in order to clear the way for an early election. (2005)More ...
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Steles in the Heart of Berlin – Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

In May 2005 a memorial was dedicated in Berlin to honor the Jews of Europe murdered in the Holocaust. It takes the form of an open-air field of 2,711 gray concrete steles that visitors can walk amongst. It is a memorial that quite intentionally refrains from imposing a clearly ‘readable’ symbolic statement. (2005)More ...
Muslims in Germany

Parallel Worlds? Muslims in Germany

Decades after hundreds of thousands of desperately needed foreign workers were invited to come and fill the vacancies, mostly at the bottom end, of the German employment market, it has at last become clear that the former so-called ‘guest workers’ – and especially their children – will not be returning permanently to their homelands.More ...

The EU’s expansion to the East – The review of a region

In May 2004 the European Union was extended from 10 member nations to 25. For Görlitz, the most eastern German city on the Polish border this will mean a lasting change. (2004)More ...
Pester Lloyd

Pester Lloyd

Using historical 19th century photographs this KuBus article on Budapest's German language newspaper, "Pester Lloyd" shows impressions of the Danube metropolis and reports on the present standing of the newspaper since its beginnings in 1854. (2004)More ...

Migration and Integration

Migration is changing cultures. The Goethe-Institut reflects these developments in Germany and around the world and dedicates its work to the linguistic integration of migrants.

1968 worldwide

What changes did 1968 bring?