“Unity in Diversity” has been the motto of the European Union since 2000. Europe and the European project stand for freedom, peace and solidarity among nations – and for a community based on tolerance and interest in one another on the part of many different cultures, traditions and languages, whose preservation is the responsibility of all. Nevertheless, current debates reveal that the project of a united Europe cannot be taken for granted.
It is already considered to be a once-in-a-century construction and a landmark of the port of Hamburg – the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Architecturally, neither cost nor expense was spared. Was it worth it? This is a photographic tour round a building of unrivalled dimensions. [more …]
The 16th International Conference of German Teachers (IDT) will be taking place in the summer of 2017. Ahead of the event, Marianne Hepp, president of the International Association of German Teachers, talks about multilingualism, different variants of German and the advantages of a controversial discussion. [more …]
The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future but ideas are not enough. FUTUREPERFECT, tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action.
Perspectives and profiles on a global challenge in the 21st century. With this dossier we hope to shed light on a pivotal challenge and present a personal account through profiles of both language instructors and those who had to flee their homes.