(16 June 2017) In the cultural magazine das goethe that was issued as a supplement to the weekly Die Zeit in mid-May, readers were asked about their favourite place in Europe and given the chance to win a drawing for a journey to Brussels with an exclusive art gallery tour. The head office of the Goethe-Institut received more than 800 responses. They demonstrate Europe’s great diversity and beauty. [more …]
(12. Juni 2017) Nach zwölf Monaten mit mehr als 1400 Veranstaltungen hat das Deutschlandjahr in Mexiko seinen Abschluss gefunden. Über 35.000 Besucherinnen und Besucher zog das „AleMANÍAfest“ am vergangenen Wochenende an – darunter auch Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. [more …]
(9 June 2017) One subject – one stage – five interpretations. At this year’s PASCH theatre festival in Berlin, teens from all over Europe met with plays in German they’d written themselves in tow. [more …]
(6 June 2017) What can be done when a Russian village has only one natural source of drinking water left? How can paper be manufactured without chopping down forests? In the Goethe-Institut Moscow’s networking project Umwelt macht Schule, teenagers successfully developed solutions for the environmental problems in their neighbourhoods. Their dedication won over the German Council for Sustainable Development. [more …]
Worldwide, more is being read today than ever before, and increasingly on screens. An international research network is studying how media change effects reading. An interview with the book scholar Adriaan van der Weel. [more …]
A new study points out, that among young Europeans there is a lack of trust in institutions such as politics and the media. But this does not lead to less commitment, says the project’s coordinator, Maximilian von Schwartz, from the Sinus opinion research institute. [more …]
Is your place of origin synonymous with your homeland and with your sense of identity? Or is globalization truncating all of our roots? In the first episode of the “Portofrei” digital correspondence, the writer Nora Bossong will be entering into a debate with the pianist Igor Levit. [more …]
The Benelux countries have the most liberal legislation on assisted dying. Are these countries therefore pioneers in Europe? Or simply outliers from the mainstream? The Goethe-Institut Belgium devotes a dossier to these issues.