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Goethe-Institut e. V. Germany (Head of Network)

National Network: 
Goethe-Institut, Dachauer Str. 122
D-80637 München
0049 8915921237
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

1.Goethe-Institut e.V. is a worldwide organisation active in the promotion of the German language abroad, encouraging international cultural cooperation and attempting to convey an all-round image of Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics. It operates in accordance with its statute and on the basis of a general agreement entered into with the Federal Republic of Germany. The individual institutes both in Germany and abroad are legally independent units of Goethe-Institut e.V.G. 128 institutes in 79 countries. 2. 255 million € 3. Gross proceeds, gross profits: 42.48 million €; yearly net earnings: 0.57 million €; Public funding: 215.6 million € of which institute - generated income: 42.48 million € 4. Courses, seminars, publications, cultural collaborations 5. British Council, Instituto Cervantes, Japan Foundation as well as partners worldwide

Mission and Objectives: 

Acting on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany Goethe-Institut e.V. promotes various issues of foreign cultural and educational policy. According to its statute, the three principal objectives of the institute are: • to promote the study of the German language abroad • to encourage international cultural cooperation • to convey an all-round image of Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Goethe-Institut sets internationally recognised standards in the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. It runs language courses, compiles teaching materials, trains teachers, contributes to scientific research and participates in politicolanguage initiatives. Goethe-Institut monitors trends in Germany and encourages cultural collaboration across the globe by organising programmes of events and making contributions to various festivals and exhibitions in the fields of film, dance, theatre, literature and translation. Libraries and information centres, forums for discussion, diverse print-, audio- and video-publications and our visitors’ service aim to paint a contemporary portrait of Germany, promoting international discourse on the key concerns of what is becoming an increasingly global society.