Glowing Reichstag Building cupola

The Reichstag, the seat of the German Parliament, is one of Berlin's most historic landmarks

Cross Culture Program

Since the year 2005 ifA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with its Cross Culture Program is partner of the Federal Foreign Office for intercultural dialogue and networking activities with Islamic characterized countries. Also in the coming year 2017 the CCP program will give the possibility to young professionals and voluntarily engaged persons to strengthen their intercultural and professional competencies in various working fields and to gain international experience through a stay in Germany.

Key facts for the program in 2017:

  • Length of program: 8 to 12 weeks
  • Internship stays may be between May 2017 and April 2018


Apply for the CrossCulture Programme now [pdf, 484.11k]

Deadline for receipt of applications January 8th, 2017.

A prize for human rights defenders: Germany and France award a new medal

They speak out against injustice, work to help those who are persecuted, refuse to be silenced and often jeopardise their own safety: Human rights need people to fight for them. From now on, Germany and France will annually award a new medal to women and men from all over the world who have shown particular courage in their engagement for the protection of human rights.

deutschland.de

deutschland.de

Germany’s most prominent Web address sees itself as the central platform for a modern image of Germany. deutschland.de aims to speak to an international group of users. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the DE-Blog and other social media channels open up deutschland.de for participation and interaction.

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

E-Paper

Topical dossier on “Trends and Perspectives”

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Current media library on deutschland.de

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The home for news from Germany

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

Berlin Policy Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

The past few months have sharpened the divisions between members of the EU more than any other crisis before. It is not the first time that onlookers have predicted the imminent end of the European Union, but the strength of centrifugal forces pulling it apart seem unprecedented. In the new issue, Almut Möller (“The Disheartened Continent”) argues that Europe needs to focus on the values that unite its people to overcome the divisions tearing the continent apart. Ulrich Speck (“Player or Pawn?”) proposes a truly unified European foreign policy, and Andreas Rinke (“The Last European” – app only) describes the German chancellor’s efforts to keep the EU united. Mark Leonard (“Goodbye? Hello!” – app only) says that it is not Britain that wants to leave the EU, but a part of the British elite that is pushing the “Leave” campaign. BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy. Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
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Visa Application Procedure

VIS - Visa Information System Enlarge image (© EU Komission)

All applicants living in Abu Dhabi who wish to apply for a Schengen Visa to Germany as their main destination should submit their respective application at the Embassy's contracted partner VFS Global.

VFS Global - Germany Visa Application Center

Helpline: +971 4 205 5666

Location:

Shining Tower,Level 25
King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz, 26th Street
Abu Dhabi – UAE
Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall

VFS_Location_Map [pdf, 775.16k]

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An honour after the efforts

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Kiefer exhibition in London

Dec 5, 2016 2:10 PM

What's in the box?

Dec 5, 2016 2:10 PM

Work in silence

Video Archive

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From German capital to sustainability capital: the UN Campus in Bonn

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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

Facts about Germany

“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.