Projects

The focus of our work is on projects that address current issues from a German and Belgian perspective, promote cultural exchange between Germany and Belgium and the networking of actors in both countries. In close cooperation with our partners, the Goethe-Institut in Brussels organises cultural and educational events.

Work in Progress - How do we want to work? Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut e. V.

How do we want to work today?
Work in Progress

What characterises the working worlds of European countries today? What developments are young people confronted with? And above all: what is good work? This focus deals with these questions and possible answers from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Available in German, Dutch and French!

Key visual of Blog, engage, act! Ilustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Season 1-4
Blog, engage, act!

Young people around the world have been taking to the streets for more climate justice since 2018. What drives them? What ideas do they have for the future? And how do they get organized? Eight bloggers and activists from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain explore these questions for Blog, Engage, Act!

Logo Unzivilgesellschaft © Sandra Kastl

artistic and discussion formats
Uncivil Society

Uncivil Society is a project of the Goethe Institutes in Brussels, Budapest, Milan and Oslo making use of artistic and discussion formats and working with local partners to address the Europe-wide phenomenon of right-wing violence and terror.

Under High Pressure – Media freedom in Europe © Sandra Kastl

Media freedom in Europe
Under (high) pressure

In our new dossier, we examine the state of media freedom in Europe. What are the challenges facing (independent) journalism in Europe? What threats do journalists and the media face? These are the questions we will be exploring in the coming time.

The language column
Word!

How does one find one's way around the rules of the German language, where do new words come from, and what are the most important changes in the use of the language - for example through digitalisation and sensitisation with regard to the gender issue? These and other exciting topics are the subject of our column on the German language.

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

Reflections on a post-corona-time
Day-Afterthoughts

Intellectuals and artists around the world discuss what the present pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole and what perhaps lies in store for us afterwards. We are delighted to have Rachida Lamrabet on board for Belgium.​

Alles vergeht außer der Vergangenheit © Caroline Wolewinski

Everything passes except the past

The large-scale project of the Goethe-Institut in Brussels, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institutes in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and various other partners, such as the Africa Museum Tervuren, L’ISELP (Brussels), Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món (Barcelona) Museo Musée d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux) and Culturgest (Lisbon). It focuses on dealing with the colonial heritage in these countries. At the center is the artistic-discursive engagement with a past that remains present in the museums, in the public space and in the picture archives of the region.