Call for Proposals: We Need You for Deutschlandjahr in the US 2018/19!

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The public diplomacy campaign “Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany) is coming! Starting in October 2018, Germany and its deep ties with the U.S. will be on display all around America. Help us celebrate by submitting ideas for projects that showcase our countries’ partnership in the areas of culture, education, science, and business. Proposals are due by January 20, 2018.

Deutschlandjahr is a comprehensive and collaborative public diplomacy campaign sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Federation of German Industries (BDI), and the Goethe Institut with the goal of presenting today’s Germany to people across the entire U.S. Together we will show how closely the two countries are linked by heritage, common values, and shared interests. Deutschlandjahr will illustrate how we can have a brighter future if we tackle global challenges together.

Have a great idea that should be part of Deutschlandjahr? It could be a German pop concert in Des Moines, a German engineering expo in Mobile, or another project that fosters dialogue and exchange. Perhaps you want to be a part of the traveling roadshow we are planning. We invite cultural, educational, and scientific institutions, business and trade associations, and all organizations currently engaged in transatlantic dialogue to submit their project proposals through our online application system by January 20, 2018.

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If you would like a comprehensive overview of the application for your personal use please click the PDF-links below. Keep in mind that only applications completed through the online system will be considered.

Deutschlandjahr Project Proposal [pdf, 119.26k]

Project Proposal and Grant Application [pdf, 150k]


Questions? The Deutschlandjahr team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us by email (goethe%27%de,Deutschland-USA) or call +1 (202) 851-3300.

Companies interested in partnerships for Deutschlandjahr should directly contact the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) in Washington, D.C.