UK-German Connection is a bilateral government initiative dedicated to improving contacts and understanding between young people in the UK and Germany. It was established in 2005, following Her Majesty’s State Visit to Germany in November 2004, during which Queen Elizabeth II and Federal President Horst Köhler launched an initiative to foster UK-German school and youth links. It is funded and governed by the UK and German governments, British Council and the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst.
Bringing young people together lies at the heart of our work. We act as a first port-of call for information and advice, provide a dedicated advisory service for school and youth partnerships, and offer funding for UK-German activity as well as a range of bilateral programmes, trips and seminars. Networks and virtual activities facilitate the active involvement of young people in the development of UK-German youth relations.
UK-German Connection activities are open to the primary, secondary and FE sectors as well as youth groups, and focus on cross-curricular, thematic involvement.