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Here’s to a Healthy New Year Illustration (detail): © Goethe-Institut e. V.

Season's Greetings
Here’s to a Healthy New Year

We would like to thank all our partners and friends of the Goethe-Institut for the outstanding collaboration in 2020 – despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – and for your interest in our work. We wish you peaceful holidays and, in 2021, a New Year full of joy, health and success.

Germany’s EU Council Presidency Illustration: © Tobias Schrank

German EU Council Presidency
#goetheforeurope - Closing Film

(17 December 2020)
Germany’s EU Council Presidency will end on 31 December 2020. In our closing film, we look back at six months of diverse events across Europe.

German EU Council Presidency Illustration (detail): Tobias Schrank

German EU Council Presidency

(16 June 2020)
In the course of the German EU Council Presidency the Goethe-Institut is strengthening its European commitment. In EU-wide projects such as “Freiraum” or on multilingualism, it and its partners are dedicated to the diversity of Europe.

„Deutsch als Fremdsprache weltweit“
A growing number of people in Africa and Asia are learning German

(4 June 2020)
How many people learn German? This is shown by the survey “Deutsch als Fremdsprache weltweit” conducted by the Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, the DAAD, the ZfA and the Deutsche Welle. 15.4 million people are learning German, and it is becoming increasingly important in Africa and Asia.

Key Visual Couch Lessons Illustration: Marcia Mihotich

Generation A=Algorithmus
Couch Lessons

(20 May 2020)
A series of in-depth lectures and conversations about Artificial Intelligence. A project of the Goethe-Institut. Sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Time to listen

(14 April 2020)
The current situation has forced many people around the world to stay at home and follow the news. As in Boccaccio's "Il Decamerone", the description of the disaster is followed by stories.

Intellectuals and artists around the world on the social consequences of the pandemic © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

(6 April 2020)
What does the coronavirus crisis mean for each individual and for our society? Intellectuals and artists around the world respond to this question for the project “Day-Afterthoughts” with a view to the present and with a view to a time afterwards. We begin with the Indian historian Romila Thapar.