Germany celebrates Canada
“A true friend” is how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to Germany on his recent visit there. Germany is taking Canada's sesquicentennial as an opportunity to celebrate the warm rapport between the two countries, with an exciting cultural program across Canada.
Toronto-based social enterprise Vox Pop Labs has developed a civic engagement application called Vote Compass to help German voters evaluate their options before making an important decision and casting their ballot on September 24th during Germany’s “Bundestagswahl”. On the basis of users answering 30 questions about key political policy issues, their alignment with the political parties contesting the election will be calculated.
German Federal Election 2017
Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20
Germany is applying for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2019‑2020 term. Germany’s candidacy pursues four key goals: peace, justice, innovation, partnership.
Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council
You want to learn more about the climate system, climate change, its causes, risks and challenges? A free-of-charge online course, offered by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in cooperation with the German Climate Association (DKK) and with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office, gives you the opportunity to understand the basics of climate change and to examine its complexity.
MOOC Climate Change, Risks and Challenges
How Germany ticks: Deutschland.de
Explore new topics, find information, watch video clips, take part in the quiz and online voting, swap ideas with others: If you want to understand how Germany ticks and what the talking points are today, visit deutschland.de and its social media channels. The platform now has a new face: young, fresh, mobile and interactive. Providing information, entertainment and services, in no fewer than nine different languages.
“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” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.
Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.
The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.
Anniversary of the Reformation
Open online 24/7: "Onleihe"
For a nominal fee of $10 per year, Canada's Goethe-Institutes permit the public to have full access to their digital library. "Onleihe" allows users to borrow and download a wide spectrum of German digital media such as electronic and audio books, newspapers, music, and videos.
kultur360: Analysis of contemporary German-speaking society and culture
Edited by Canadian university professors and independent scholars, kultur360 produces original essays, reviews, and interviews. Among the topics being explored are Berlin the Metropolis, Film Culture, and The German Language Today.