Annual Report

Annual Report 2019/2020
“Cultural and social networking is the basis of the future of Europe.” (Johannes Ebert) The Annual Report provides an overview of the worldwide activities of the Goethe-Institut - bilingual and vividly illustrated. It gives insights into the focal points and projects of our work in the fields of language, culture and information about Germany. The focus this year is on Europe, facing a litmus test in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The annual accounts, infographics with the latest figures and the profiles of the 13 regions offer information about the work in our worldwide network.

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Understanding skilled workers mobility

What drives people who can imagine living and working in Germany? What motivates skilled workers to migrate to Germany - and what keeps them from doing so? What support do they need? To answer these questions, the Goethe-Institut together with the market research institute GfK conducted a survey of over 3,000 professionals in five countries.

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Outreach that starts in the home country

Immigration of skilled workers: Not only is the need for pre-integration presently greater than ever before, but also its benefits for later integration in Germany. A new study by the Goethe-Institut analyses pre-integration programmes for immigrant workers and provides specific recommendations for action.

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Culture in an Age of Uncertainty

What value do cultural relations have? Can they help strengthen societies in transition? A new study with the British Council on the impact of cultural relations in transitional societies addressed these issues.


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Deutsch lernen für das Studium

How do foreign students acquire the necessary language skills for their studies in Germany? This question is the focus of a study by the Goethe-Institut and CHE Consult. Recommendations can be derived from its results about how the increasing interest in German can be further strengthened.


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Culture Works

Can and should the effects of art and culture be evaluated? The Goethe-Institut has been investigating this question for several years under academic guidance. The result is this brochure.


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