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Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?
THE GERMAN GRANT FOR JOURNALISM 2015
For 25 years, the German Embassy in Canberra, in co-operation with the National Press Club of Australia, has been offering the annual “German Grant for Journalism”. The purpose of the prize is to encourage Australian journalists to present issues pertaining Germany to Australian audiences.
This year’s topic for the project is: “Cities of the future".
Press Release No 02/2015, 19/02/2015
In the tenth concert year Ensemble Nobiles is looking forward to sing concerts and to give workshops all around the world, especially in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
All five ensemble members originally sang in the St Thomas Boys Choir in their hometown Leipzig/Germany and are currently winning prize after prize. The ensemble's flawless intonation is as convincing as its musical culture and choice of pieces. Nobiles concerts are an alternative for usually choir concerts for those seeking fresh repertoire, both old and new, from the Renaissance to the present day.
Melbourne, Brsibane, Canberra, Sydney (08 March - 17 March).
Ensemble Nobiles – music making in the finest German choral tradition
The World Premiere of the new Anne Frank travelling exhibition
The embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany are proud sponsors of the new Anne Frank travelling exhibition. The exhibition will be shown at the National Jewish Memorial Centre in Forrest (Canberra, ACT) from 5 February till 31 March 2015.
Let Me Be Myself – the story of Anne Frank
In August 1914 war broke out across Europe. Within months, hundreds of men were interned on Torrens Island, in the Port River estuary north-west of Adelaide. Sailors taken off enemy ships, Germans and Austrians living in South Australia, and even some naturalised British subjects found themselves behind barbed wire.
Once on Torrens Island, the men became prisoners of war, out of sight and under guard. They had no idea how long they would be held, and wartime censorship suppressed details of their detention. It was only years later that the brutal behaviour of the camp’s commandant was revealed.
Observations of camp life survive in the compelling photographs of Paul Dubotzki and the diary of professional boxer Frank Bungardy. They are brought together in this new exhibition at the Migration Museum, one which tells the little-known story of Torrens Island internment camp and offers another perspective on the South Australian experience of the First World War.
Interned: Torrens Island, 1914-1915
"CLAIMS CONFERENCE REACHES AGREEMENT WITH GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO FORMALLY ACKNOWLEDGE SPECIAL NEEDS OF JEWISH CHILD SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST"
The fund is expected to become operational on January 1, 2015, and details will be made available after approval by the German Bundestag and the Claims Conference."”
$250 Million Child Survivor Fund Established
International Competition on Planetary Urbanism
The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism.
Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by 30 April 2015 and send in your submission:
International competition in the context of the UN-Habitat III Conference PLANETARY URBANISM – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT In the medium of information design
The Federal Foreign Office supports projects around the globe that enhance knowledge about climate change, its causes and consequences. Our focus is on countries that are key actors in climate change, as well as on countries that are particularly challenged by climate change.
The international competition Planetary Urbanism is one of our worldwide projects. It is designed to encourage decision makers, students and citizens to rethink urbanisation, thus creating awareness of climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions.
The competition is awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism and consulted by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Registration is open from 1 December 2014 to 30 April 2015 on the ARCH+ website. Submissions must be received by 31 May 2015. The prize money is 20,000 Euro. For further information please see:
German presidency of the G7
Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.
Further information is available on the following websites:
The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.
Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall