The Ankommen App, a joint venture between the Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees, Federal Employment Office, the Goethe Institut and Bayerische Rundfunk, was created in January of 2016 with the aim to help orient new migrants to Germany during their initial few weeks in the country.
App for Refugees
Germany has seen a trend shift in the influx of refugees in 2016, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said Wednesday in Berlin. In the first nine months of 2016, 213,000 asylum seekers entered Germany, down from about 577,000 in the same time period in 2015.
Fewer Asylum Seekers
Germany is the largest humanitarian donor in Iraq, and in light of the developments in Mosul has already earmarked 10 million euros for United Nations humanitarian programs and 25 million euros for the World Food Programme.
A transatlantic exchange program from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies builds connections between young people from immigrant communities in Germany and the United States.
Transatlantic Exchange Program
The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival is the largest in the world. With sculptures made entirely of pumpkins, pumpkin boat races and an annual search for the heaviest pumpkin, this German festival is a unique sight to see.
Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation in October 2017, a consortium of German cultural institutions, backed by the German government, is taking a page from Luther’s playbook. The #HereIStand initiative employs cutting-edge media, transcending the digital/physical divide to engage, inspire, and spur reflection.
Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.
In honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair, let's take a look at a word you'll be hearing constantly at the fair: Taschenbuch.
Word of the Week