On Friday 13 November 2015, the co‑chairs of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group, Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office and Mathias Cormann, Australian Minister for Finance, presented Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with a report containing 59 recommendations to intensify relations between the two countries.
Relations to intensify between Germany and Australia
The German Consulate General Sydney moves offices on 11 September 2015.
The new address is:
Level 17, 100 William St, Sydney (Woolloomooloo) NSW 2011
Relocation CG Sydney
Since 1981 the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage across the world through the Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Preservation Programme, with the aim of strengthening people’s sense of their own national identity in the partner country and fostering cultural dialogue among partners. The Programme has become a very effective instrument of German cultural relations and education policy.
Cultural Preservation Programme
This set of criteria drawn up by the Federal Foreign Office specifies what kinds of projects are eligible for funding, the prerequisites as
well as the application process.
Criteria for project support
Working in the Ruhr region
The Ruhr region has long ranked amongst the most significant economic centres in Europe. With its traditionell coal and steel centered industries no longer providing a viable foundation for the future, the Ruhr region is now reestablishing itself with new economic focus.
iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany
iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector.
Please check the iMOVE website for more information
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German presidency of the G7
Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels on 4 and 5 June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany hosted the meeting of the heads of state and government in Schloss Elmau. The summit provided an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new international topics.
Further information is available on the following websites:
The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today.