German Institutions in Pakistan
Do you want to gain some information on German culture, society, politics and cooperation ?Here are the German institutions in Pakistan that can provide you with the information you are looking for:
The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus is a Goethe-Zentrum and works closely together with the Goethe-Institut Karachi of which it is the only partner in Pakistan. Since January 1, 2005, the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus shares its premises with the Alliance Francaise Lahore (AF) and together we regularly organise joint cultural events.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, almost 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.
Deutsche Welle (DW)
Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster: online, on-screen and over the air. It provides a European perspective to audiences around the world and promotes intercultural dialogue.
Deutsche Welle will “promote understanding of Germany as an independent nation with its roots in European culture and as a liberal, democratic, constitutional state based on the rule of law.” It is also meant to "provide a forum in Europe and on other continents to German and other points of view on important issues, with the aim of fostering understanding and exchange between cultures and people.” In addition, it will contribute to promoting the German language.
Deutsche Welle (DW)
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It aims at promoting the German language, fostering international cultural cooperation and conveying a comprehensive picture of Germany abroad by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life. The Goethe-Institut Pakistan in Karachi organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange. It is is responsible for providing cultural programs and pedagogical and language services.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a non-profit German political foundation committed to the advancement of public policy issues in the spirit of the basic values of social democracy through education, research, and international cooperation. Other important fields of interest are: the process of European integration, the advancement of the transatlantic relationship, and the reform of Global Governance. The foundation was founded in 1925 and is named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany’s first democratically elected president.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) - in German
The Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) is committed to a peaceful and progressive Pakistan since 1986. The German semi-governmental non-profit organisation was founded in 1958: The first President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss (1884–1963), established the “Foundation for Freedom” and named it after his mentor Friedrich Naumann (1860–1919), a German liberal philosopher and politician. FNF is committed to Liberal Democracy, Human and Civic rights, Good Governance incl. Rule of Law as well as Free Market Economy. FNF roots its efforts in the philosophy of enlightenment or liberalism which means to empower the individual with the utmost freedom possible without harming others. Therefore, equal rights regardless a personal background – be it nationality, age, gender, ethnicity or religion – as well as self- and social responsibility are a precondition.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. We are also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, we promote non-violence and proactive peace policies.
The Mission of the Hanns Seidel Foundation "In the service of democracy, peace and development" – this is the motto that the Hanns Seidel Foundation applies to its work and mission. The motto applies not only for its commitment in Germany, especially in Bavaria, of course, but also abroad.
The foundation has been bearing the name of the first Federal Chancellor since 1964, having evolved from the Society for Christian Democratic Educational Work that was established in 1955. Around the world, the foundation operates 16 education institutes, one of them being in Washington D.C.. Along with the traditional central foreign and security policy component of the transatlantic activities, a new development policy element has been added to the D.C. office's duties.
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