German Consulate General Atlanta
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The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Please note that the German version of this website is not just a translation of the English edition but offers additional information pertaining particularly to German citizens.
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The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit to retired Honorary Consul, Mr. Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg. Consul General Detlev Ruenger presented the decoration to Mr. Stromberg at the offices of Honorary Consul Clemens Schmitz-Justen in Greenville, SC last week.
Order of Merit
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded the Order of Merit First Class to the Chairman of the Board of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, Mr. Barry Lee Spurlock.
Order of Merit
The IPS program of The German Bundestag gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the Arab world the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. Through fifteen-week placements with Members of the Bundestag, participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel.
Soccer fans from the German-American community had a great time at the Colony Square open-air viewing party for the first German game at UEFA EURO 2016. Please join us for the other German games at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta!
UEFA Euro 2016
The Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta is inviting all university students to take part in its 40th anniversary celebration by entering a creative contest: "Mephistopheles – a comparison to..."
The German Consulate General and the Clean Tech Open Southeast partnered for the second "Implementing COP21 - Energiewende (Energy Transition)" conference, which was held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center.
Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods and students and faculty from Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA represented the United States at the Forum for Cultural Relations and Education Policy "World Class! Schools. Education.Future." in Berlin last month.
International Education Forum in Berlin
The German Consulate General in Atlanta, E4 Carolinas, an Energy Innovation and Capital Network, and the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation hosted the first "Implementing COP21 - The Business of Clean Power: The Intelligent Grid" conference at the Siemens Energy Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk visited Atlanta on April 6th and 7th, 2016, with a government delegation and representatives from Bavarian universities.
A delegation of the Committee for International Exchange Programs of the Council of Elders of the German Bundestag visited Atlanta to exchange ideas about best practices and possible improvements for the Bundestag-Congress Youth Exchange Program.
On March 29th, the Ambassador of Austria to the United States, H.E. Wolfgang A. Waldner, presented the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Sash to Consul General Detlev Ruenger for services to the Republic of Austria.
Grand Decoration of Honor
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.
Cultural relations and education policy forum
Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.
The German Program for Transatlantic Encounters provides funding for the promotion of contacts, primarily between young people, multipliers, and junior management; the exchange of views on topics of current and future interest; and the strengthening of cooperation in the business sector.
German Program for Transatlantic Encounters
"Guido Westerwelle stands for an open-minded, liberal Germany that is firmly anchored in the international community," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in remembering his predecessor. "Through his efforts in the service of a peaceful and civil Germany and Europe, he proved himself to be a true patriot."
Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing had the great pleasure to present the prestigious PASCH Award to South Forsyth High School for its progressive approaches in teaching the German language.
South Forsyth High School