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The aim of the FREIRAUM (Free Space) project is to assess the state of freedom in Europe’s cities. What are the issues that come up when residents, sociologists and creative artists think about the concept of “freedom” in very local terms?


News from culture and society

Mann mit Ball © Caroline Lessire

Chain Reaction: thinking across Europe

Intellectuals in a thought experiment: every essay ends with a question, which another participant of the project "Freiraum" should discuss in an essay.

Milan Zvada © Goethe-Institut / Adam Burakowski

Interview: Milan Zvada

“Dialogue doesn’t mean winning people over to your opinion at any price”.


Gisela Holfter © IRCHSS

Book launch: “An Irish Sanctuary – German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933-1945”

Wed, 12.12.2018
4:00 PM

Goethe-Institut Irland
37 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

Raum der Begnungen © Natalia Laube

"A Space for Encounters"

A retired teacher, Mirta E. has an extensive private library. She visits the “Casa de la lectura” mainly because it offers her an opportunity to chat to like-minded people and learn new things.


Bibliotheksnutzerin © Colourbox.com (detail)

Teachers' Library

The Teachers' Library for German as a foreign language offers material for German lessons in primary and secondary schools, in the tertiary area and in adult education.

Practise German online Foto: Shutterstock.com, Rawpixel.com

Practise German free of charge

Learn German together free of charge: Browse tutorials by language ability level and topic, and add them to your own learning list. You will find learning tips and you may share experiences with other users in the forum.

Onleihe © Goethe-Institut Thailand

New Media in the Online Library 17/2018

In our Online library new media are once more available, including the new works of Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Kirsten Fuchs, Marc-Uwe Kling, Carmen Korn, David Schalko, Christian Y. Schmidt.