65. Berlinale - Vorbereitung

The Berlinale – International Film Festival

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival is to be held from 11 to 21 February 2016. Berlin’s largest cultural extravaganza attracts 20,000 expert visitors every year for one of the key events in the international film scene. But the public don’t lose out! With more than 335 000 tickets usually sold, the Berlinale is the world’s largest public film festival.

Important

In 2015, Germany's diplomatic representations in Canada underwent further restructuring of their consular services.

The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal no longer accept passport applications and have ceased to offer consular services altogether. 

The German Consulate General in Vancouver is continuing to offer limited consular services.

Please refer to our service overview for detailed information.

Facts about Germany

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany will assume the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in January 2016 for a one year term

The German Government’s motto for the year is “renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”. The Government will thus seek to strengthen OSCE instruments and institutions, promote dialogue among the participating States and thereby rebuild trust in Europe.
Further information is available on the following websites:

logo of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Call for nominations: Konrad Adenauer Research Award

The Konrad Adenauer Research Award, established in 1989, is conferred annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the Royal Society of Canada. It recognises the entire academic record to date of an internationally renowned Canadian researcher in the Humanities or Social Sciences. The award is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and aims to promote academic interchange between Canada and Germany.

Daniel R. visiting the ECB

The Stories behind the Youth Mobility Visa

The Youth Mobility Agreement between Canada and Germany offers a unique opportunity for young Canadians to complement their post-secondary education but most of all to experience Germany, its culture, language and people. Many young Canadians take the opportunity to live in Germany for a year; here, we are portraying some of them and their experiences as a YMA student in Germany. 

I am German

Stubbe Chocolates, photos by: Nancy Rahija

"People eat chocolate to bring back their childhood"

When Daniel Stubbe started his first job at a pastry shop in Germany and put on his apron for the first time, he thought to himself: “This feels like home!” Fast-forward 23 years, and we meet Daniel in his store at 653 Dupont Street, Toronto, to hear more about his business, his life, and his plans for the future. One thing is clear right from the start of our conversation: There are worse things than interviewing someone with the smell of chocolate in your nose.

Apps and more

App Auswärtiges AMt

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Ambassador's Corner

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

Open position at the German Embassy in Ottawa

The culture and press section of the German Embassy in Ottawa is looking for a new team member. Applications have to be submitted by February 26, 2016.

Newsletters of Germany's foreign missions in Canada

Newsletter

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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

... is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable, up-to-date information. It provides many facts and figures, covering topics such as population and geography, the political system, the economy, social life, education, culture, the media, and history.