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International Relief Fund, Grafic: © Katja Römer International Relief Fund, Grafic: © Katja Römer

For Organisations in Culture and Education
International Relief Fund

The International Relief Fund 2020 was established in the summer of 2020 on the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and the Federal Foreign Office to support cultural and educational organisations abroad in dealing with the effects of the Corona pandemic. Due to the continuing urgency, the partners decided to launch the International Relief Fund again in 2021 and to expand the funding amount and the funding period.

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Tune in
Podcasts Around the World

The Goethe-Institut gets stuck in your ears and opens your eyes. Goethe-Instituts across the globe produce podcasts on different topics and in different languages. Choose from a range of diverse podcasts from around the world. Dive in and have fun listening.

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Happy Birthday in 2022!
Goethe on demand

Once a month, our new birthday calendar will honour a selected birthday child (filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, camera operators, editors) with an appropriate film recommendation. For one month, one of their films will be available via Goethe-on-Demand.

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In focus

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Which topics and discourses are we dealing with worldwide? The online magazine Zeitgeister invites experts, artists and authors to a joint exchange. It offers local and global perspectives – on postcolonialism, sustainability, post-digital cultures, feminism and current affairs.

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Perspectives on post-digital Cultures
One Zero Society

Digitisation is a transformation pocess and a creative task for civil society. The magazine “One Zero Society” invites to a global exchange about our future. 

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Facets of sustainability

Plastic in the oceans, forest fires in the Amazon: on Ecologues the Goethe-Institut presents constructive answers to climate change and brings together regional experts in global debates on sustainability. Above all, the question arises: How do we survive the human age?