Opening Hours for the Embassy and the Consulate General in May 2016

The Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate General in Sydney will remain closed on Thursday 5 May and on Monday 16 May. In an emergency please call: +61 (0) 412 359 826. 

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Commemorations compared: The Centenary on European government websites

Professor Oliver Janz, Free University Berlin - 27 April 5.45pm—7.00pm, UNSW Canberra, Building 30, Lecture Theatre 04
The internet has become one of the most frequently visited commemorative sites. Databases, history portals and educational projects put at user’s fingertips a diverse range of information and resources related to the First World War. In this process, governments are not far behind. This talk looks at the Centenary on official, government websites in Germany, Great Britain and France. It asks how the First World War is presented, narrated and interpreted on these official platforms.

Press Release No 01/2016, 05/04/2016

THE GERMAN GRANT FOR JOURNALISM 2016 - awarded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. 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: “Migration and Integration”.

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Recommendations to strengthen German-Australian relations

In 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.

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

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Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

The Green Talents Competition

Promote Your Research in Germany - join the Green Talents Competition and gain exclusive access to the hot-spots of sustainable development.
Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions. The award, whose patron is Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year. The winners come from various scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. The Green Talents are selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts and are granted unique access to the elite of the country’s sustainability research field.

Invitation to Asia-Pacific Weeks in Berlin from 23 May to 3 June 2016

The 11th Asia-Pacific Weeks will take place from 23 May to 3 June 2016. They are dedicated to startups and their ecosystems under the slogan "Asia-Europe Innovation Dialogue".
The APW - now an annual event - are Europe's most important platform for dialogue and cooperation with partners from the Asia-Pacific region. Relevant institutional players from the business, science, cultural and political sectors meet here, for networking and cooperation in practice.

Facts about Germany

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

ILA Berlin Air Show

ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Building upon the big success of its first edition in 2014, ILA Business Days will be continued at ILA Berlin Air Show 2016. Withmorethan 270 participants from 32 countries the Business Days have been one of the highlights of ILA‘s trade visitors programme in 2014.

Messe Berlin and the Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg invite you to take part in one of the various activities of ILA Business Days 2016 and to present your company or research institution. Explore the opportunities and find new business, technology or research partners and inform yourself about the perspectives of the aviation and space region Berlin-Brandenburg. ILA Business Days 2016 are taking place from 1 to 3 June 2016 during the trade visitor days of the ILA Berlin Air Show and are open to all exhibitors and trade visitors.
http://www.ila-berlin.de/ila2016/bp/service_e.cfm

Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Germany intends to become inclusive: With the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government of Germany is setting a process in motion which will exert a major influence in the next ten years not only on the lives of persons with disabilities, but on those of everyone in Germany. The idea of inclusion, which is the central guiding concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will change our everyday culture.