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Sharing memory, common remembrance: European Commemoration 2014

How does Europe remember the First and Second World War? How important is commemoration in each EU member state? What about forgotten spaces and topics of memory? In 2014, ifa held the international conference "European Commemoration – Europäische Erinnerungskulturen" dealing with these questions. The key findings are presented in the conference report published on ifa Media.

2015 CrossCulture Workshop for project managers

From the idea to the project: Eleven CCP alumni from Jordan, Libya and Tunisia participated in the CCP Plus workshop from 22 to 24 July 2015. During the workshop they learned how to plan, fund and implement their ideas for 2015 successfully. The projects included a "survival guide" for teachers in Jordan, a cooperation with the Libyan radio station Tripoli FM and a scheme on enviromental journalism in Tunisia.

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Films shortlisted for the LUX Prize announced

The three films shortlisted for the 2015 LUX Prize will be subtitled in all 24 of the EU's official language.

European Parliament | 27.07.2015

Study says UK leading in soft power

A survey from a communications consultancy on soft power puts the United Kingdom at the top of the list, followed by Germany, the United States, France and Canada.

Portland | 23.07.2015

Luxembourg Presidency introduces its priorities

Culture Minister Maggy Nagel and the Education Minister Claude Meisch presented the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency to the EU Parliament Committee on Culture and Education.

Luxembourg Presidency | 20.07.2015


30.07.2015, 17:00 – 18:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Guided Tour
06.08.2015 | Museo Rosa Galisteo, Santa Fe
Exhibition opening
21.08.2015 | Neu Delhi
Exhibition opening
30.08.2015 | Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills
Exhibition opening
05.09.2015, 12:00 – 13:00 h | Istanbul
Exhibition opening

Cultures merge

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to a peaceful and enriching coexistence of people and cultures worldwide.

Photo: © Christiane Nitsche

2015 | Berlin

Laureate: Human Rights Watch

Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, 2015; Videostill; © Hito Steyerl

56th International Art Exhibition
09.05. – 22.11.2015 | Venice

ifa Library, reading room

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.147

Tue – Fri 13–18

The Measure of Your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed, 24.07. – 04.10.2015 ifa Gallery Stuttgart; © Geraldine Kang

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.173

Tue – Sun 12–18

Carrefour / Meeting Point. The Marrakech Biennale and beyond, 17.07. – 13.09.2015 ifa Gallery Berlin; © Leila Alaoui

Linienstraße 139/140
10115 Berlin
Phone +49.30.284491.40

Tue – Sun 14–18

German school

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Fon +49. 711.2225-139


KULTURAUSTAUSCH 3/2015: Russland
KULTURAUSTAUSCH 2/2015: Langsamkeit

Special-interest journal dealing with international cultural dialogue.
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