Diversity, Representation, Inclusion, Norm Critique DRIN - Visions for Children's Literature

Children’s books shape the world view we grow up with. Does children’s literature in Germany, Finland and other (Northern) European countries today reflect the increasingly diverse societies in which we live, or does it make a growing proportion of the young population invisible?

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The Goethe-Institut opens a window on the German language to the world. We offer German language courses and exams in over 90 countries.

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Artificial Intelligence, bias and translation
Artificially Correct

How does bias get into the translation and what can we do about it? The Artificially Correct project connects translators, activists and AI experts to reduce the problem of bias in translation in the context of artificial intelligence.

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Climate Justice, Indigenous Rights and Culture
The Right To Be Cold*

A cross-border, interdisciplinary project focusing on the Arctic and Boreal regions: It negotiates questions of Indigenous rights, ecology, climate justice and culture. To this end, voices from different perspectives are heard on this website.

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The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library (eLibrary). More than 23,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe. 

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