Do you have a project you want to be included in The Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”)?

From October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany and its deep ties to the U.S. will be on display all across the United States. The campaign “Deutschlandjahr USA” will travel across the entire U.S., bringing with it a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations.

Deutschlandjahr is a comprehensive and collaborative campaign of the Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institute, and with support ‎of the BDI, with the goal of presenting today’s Germany to people across the entire U.S.

Deutschlandjahr will showcase how closely the two countries are linked by heritage, common values, and shared interests, illustrating how a brighter future is possible if we tackle global challenges together through focusing on dialogue, exchange, and cooperation between people.

The campaign aims to convey a multifaceted, modern image of Germany in the U.S. All areas relevant to society – from business and industry, politics, education, culture, science, civil society, to sports – will be explored. Significant visibility will be achieved by consolidating activities and stakeholders, as well as through public, high-profile formats and targeted media efforts.

Germany and the U.S. are connected through a centuries-long common history. German immigrants have helped shape the development of the United States, while the successful development of post-war Germany is inextricably linked to US engagement. The Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19 campaign builds on this success story and aims to intensify the transatlantic dialogue.

Would you like your idea to be a part of Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19? Maybe in the form of a concert in Des Moines; a conference on climate change in Los Angeles; a trade show on German engineering in Birmingham; or an exhibit to be displayed during our planned Pop-Up Tour? There are no limits to your creativity – whether a workshop or a performance, a speaker series or an exhibit, we welcome any and all project proposals that inspire dialogue and exchange.

Project proposals that are already fully financed may be submitted through the online application portal.



The Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany’s interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad.

The Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, active worldwide.

The Federation of German Industries (BDI)

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is the umbrella organization of German industry and industry-related service providers. Together with its 39 trade associations and 15 regional representations, it represents the interests of more than 100,000 companies with around eight million employees.



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