Culture, Sports and Education in German foreign policy
Along with political and economic relations, cultural relations - including education - is not only one of German foreign policy's three cornerstones but also has a demonstrably long-term impact. Cultural and educational programmes tailored to the needs and interests of people in our partner countries not only create a broad basis for stable international relations but also build trust in our country around the world.
As a result of such programmes, our civil society, business and political actors readily find a host of important and reliable partners to work with.
Objectives, programmes and partners of German cultural policy
Schools - Partners for the Future
The "Schools - Partners for the Future" Initiative aims to build up a worldwide network of at least 1000 partner schools through which to awaken young people's interest in and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and German society.
Connecting worlds of knowledge
Young people need education. And Germany needs well-educated young people to join the workforce. Nowadays, international academic exchange is a key element in this equation. That is why the Federal Foreign Office has made research and academic relations the priority of its cultural relations policy in 2009.