UK-NRW School Partnerships Seminar

Application deadline: 1 November 2021

What is it about?

This partner-finding event will bring teachers from the UK and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) together to set up new school partnerships and discuss future partnership projects with a focus on ‘Skills for the Global Workplace’.

Teachers will have the chance to make contact to a new partner school and take part in partnership development workshops, group discussions and excursions, including a visit to the Christmas markets.

  • Who can take part?

    Teachers at secondary schools and colleges in the UK, with an interest in setting up a partnership with a school in NRW.

    German language skills are not required for the seminar. Some German language elements will be included in the seminar but you don’t need any prior knowledge and/or translations will be provided.

  • When and where will the seminar take place?

    In Düsseldorf from 3-5 December, 2021.

    If a face-to-face event isn’t possible due to Covid-19 related restrictions, the event will take place virtually.

  • Travel and accommodation

    The UK group will travel out together from London to Düsseldorf  on 3 December and return on a group flight in the afternoon of 5 December. Please note that no individual travel arrangements to and from Düsseldorf are possible. The German participants will join the UK group in Düsseldorf. All participants will stay in single en-suite rooms in a youth hostel in Düsseldorf.

    Further information on Covid-19 related travel information will be provided after the places have been allocated.

  • How can I get involved?
    • Complete the application form (on Microsoft Forms) with some details about your school and why you would like to take part
      • you will be able to download a copy of your application answers for your own reference.

    You need to submit your application form by Monday, 1 November and we will notify you of the outcome of your application by 5 November.

    If you have any questions about the above, please contact

  • Costs

    UK-German Connection will cover all event-related costs, including travel and full board and lodging. Participants will book their own travel to London (see below) in order to travel to and from Düsseldorf with the whole UK group. The cost of your domestic travel will be reimbursed after the seminar, according to UK-German Connection guidelines. Participants are expected to cover incidental costs (including snacks while travelling, additional spending money etc.)

  • Further information, contact and support

    If you’re interested in taking part and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us via