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The ifa Library is the only research library worldwide specialising in German foreign cultural and educational policies and international cultural relations. Its collection currently consists of 440,000 books and 1,000 magazines. The library participates in national and international interlibrary loan services.
Dialogue and Research 'Culture and Foreign Policy'
Within the research programme 'Culture and Foreign Policy' experts do research on topics related to Germany’s Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy. They review the scientific findings for foreign cultural policy actors succinctly and formulate policy recommendations for future foreign cultural policy strategies.
Lecture Programme of the German Federal Government
Disseminating positions and best practice from Germany with the aim of collectively shaping the future is the objective of the Lecture Programme of the German Federal Government. The topics are based on current questions particularly with regard to bilateral relations. Ifa supports diplomatic missions all over the world in selecting topics and organising events, and facilitates contacts with distinguished German personalities from science, culture, the economy and politics.
The KULTURAUSTAUSCH Magazine aims to present current topics of international cultural relations from unfamiliar perspectives. Authors from all over the world exchange ideas about reciprocity between politics, culture and society. A main topic in every edition brings into focus the growing importance of cultural processes in the globalised world.