This decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany honours luminaries who have performed outstanding service for the German language and for international cultural relations. The awardees in 2020 are South African writer, publisher and curator Zukiswa Wanner, Bolivian artist and museum director Elvira Espejo Ayca and British author Ian McEwan.
Crisis and the rise of the right wing... We refer to Europe mainly in terms of its political and economic systems. What do we mean by "Europe" and "European" ideas? How do we want to contribute to these ideas and continue to shape a common, a #SharedEurope?
German is the language of love – no-one would have agreed more than Queen Victoria when she fell head over heels with the Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Learn more about the relationship between the two, and why they communicated in German.
In global conversations between Budapest, Cairo, Brasilia, Nairobi, Moscow, Salzburg and Zurich we debate common narratives of populists in different countries: Has the “elite” really lost contact with the “people”? What does it really mean to take people’s fears seriously? What is hidden behind the phrase “You still have to be allowed to say that”?