Upcoming opportunities

We’re planning lots of exciting UK-German opportunities for young people, teachers and schools. See below for more information about what’s happening now, as well as upcoming events and opportunities to get involved!

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Young people can register their interest to be the first to hear about applications opening and new opportunities.

  • For schools, youth groups & language assistants
  • Funding for partnership activities

    What is it about?

    Primary and secondary schools (including SEN schools), FE colleges and youth groups can apply funding for UK-German activities, including planning visits, taster trips and joint activities, including virtual projects.

    Q&A webinars for anyone interested in finding out more about these funding programmes will take place throughout the year.   

    For more information, an overview of all of the grants available and upcoming dates for the Q&A webinars, visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/funding

  • Host a Teacher from Germany

    What is it about?

    This programme enables you to welcome a teacher from Germany to your school for 1,2 or 3 weeks in 2021/22, at no cost. We’ll put you in touch and help you to plan your hosting experience – which can be face-to-face or virtual. You don’t have to be a teacher of German and the visiting teacher can take part in any department.

    For more information and to register visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/hostateacher 

  • Cultural Exchange Ambassadors

    What is it about?

    Cultural Exchange Ambassadors are English & German Language Assistants working in the other country. The programme provides Ambassadors with the opportunity to meet each other, partner up and run bilateral projects together.

    Language Assistants can find out more information and apply: www.ukgermanconnection.org/cultural-exchange-ambassadors

    Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 20 October 2021

  • UK-NRW school partnerships seminar

    What is it about?

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

    When does it take place?

    This event will take place in Düsseldorf* from 3 – 5 December 2021.

    Applications for this event will open in September. The link to find out more and apply will be posted here soon.

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

  • For young people
  • Virtual Conference on climate change (COP26)

    What is it about?

    Taking place against the backdrop of the COP26 climate conference and Youth Summit, this two-part virtual youth conference will explore the outcomes of the climate conferences, and give young people the chance to exchange on the role of local communities, cities, and regions in the fight against the climate crisis.

    This conference is run in collaboration with the British Embassy Berlin and Germany Embassy London.

    When does it take place?

    The first webinar will take place in mid-October 2021, the second webinar will take place in late November 2021.

    What age-group is it for?

    This event is for young people aged 15-19 (in full-time secondary education or training).

    For more information and applications, visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/conference-climate-change

  • Youth Webinar Series ‘Together: Reflecting on Life after Conflict’

    What is it about?

    This three-part webinar series, run together with Never Such Innocence, gives young people from the UK and Germany the chance to get creative through poetry, song, and photography whilst reflecting on the theme of ‘life after conflict’.

    When does it take place?

    This event will take place in November 2021, consisting of a series of webinars throughout the month.

    What age-group is it for?

    This event is for young people aged 12-14.

    Applications for this webinar series will open in September. The link to find out more and apply will be posted here soon.

  • Café Connect

    What is it about?

    Taking place twice a month, these online meet-ups are a unique opportunity to exchange with other young people from the UK and Germany in a friendly atmosphere. Young people can join as many sessions as they like and can get involved even if they don’t speak any German.

    When does it take place?

    Meet-ups take place twice a month (on Tuesday and Thursday) during school term time and will begin again in September 2021.

    For more information and to register, visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/cafe-connect

  • Youth Webinar 'Green Cities'

    What is it about?

    To mark 75 years of friendship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), this two-part webinar will bring together young people from the UK and NRW to discuss how to make cities more environmentally friendly.

    This event is run in collaboration with British Council Germany.

    When does it take place?

    The webinars will take place in mid-November 2021.

    What age-group is it for?

    This event is for young people aged 16-19 (in full-time school education).

    Applications for this webinar series will open in September. The link to find out more and apply will be posted here soon.

  • UK-German Exchange Fellowships

    What is it about?

    UK-German Exchange Fellowships is a new programme, which provides pupils in the UK and NRW with the opportunity to spend one, two or three weeks at an existing partner school in Germany and carry out a project on a theme of their choice.

    When does it take place?

    The visits should take place in 2022 but the dates are completely flexible and can be chosen and agreed on by the two participating pupils and their schools and families.

    What age-group is it for?

    This event is for young people aged 15-18.

    Find out more and apply.