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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.

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Join in and turn on

(16 April 2020)
The Goethe-Institut’s digital arts calendar “kulturama.digital” brings culture into your living room. Whether concerts, readings, or plays: Artists around the world can upload their online offers for free and present them to their audience.

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.