Call for Applications for Visitors Programme to Germany 2017

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The German Embassy Hanoi as well as the German General Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City would like to call for applications for the following Theme Trips to Germany in 2017.

The trips will enable all successful applicants to gain valuable personal as well as professional first hand impression of Germany. Each trip focuses on a different aspect of political, social, cultural or economic life and events. Language of the program is English.

This Programm is for experts and officials only - no scholarships for students!

If invited, the invitation will cover travel expenses (return flight), accommodation, meals and other costs related to the programme. Medical insurance for the duration of the stay in Germany will provided for.

Application procedure:

A complete application must include a letter describing your motivation to participate in the trip to Germany that you apply for. Please also include a CV as well as copies of all relevant documents to support the information in your CV (degrees, etc.). Applications have to be written in English.

The complete application should be sent in via Email with all relevant documents attached in a standard format (doc, PDF, jpg, etc.)

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited for short personal interviews.

Successful candidates will be informed as quickly as possible and receive a written invitation with more details on the study trip and practical procedures.

Multiple applications to more than one study trip are possible. Successful candidates can only reapply for another trip from this program after the duration of three years following their study trip to Germany.

Please note:

Candidates who live in the southern part of Vietnam, ie Da Nang and south of Da Nang, please apply to the General Consulate: Ms. Le Thi Hong Hanh (hoch%27%diplo%27%de,pr-101)

All other applicants please apply to the German Embassy:

Ms. Le Hong Hoa (hano%27%diplo%27%de,pr-100).

Please respect the deadlines for applications.

1.The dual system of vocational training in Germany

Title
The dual system of vocational training in Germany
Timeframe
26 March to 1 April
Destinations
Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia
Target group
Education and labour market experts, representatives of business associations, chambers of commerce, specialist and business journalists
Content
Presentation of the German dual system of vocational training and the dovetailing of business and education; visits to ministries, employer and employee associations, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, iMove (international Marketing of Vocational Education and Training), GOVET (German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training), Chamber of Crafts and Trades, vocational colleges, Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK), examples of good practice in businesses.
Application Deadline
2. February

2.Immigration and integration in Germany

Title
Immigration and integration in Germany
Timeframe
2-8 April
Destinations
Berlin, Dresden
Target group
Journalists with relevant specialisation
Content
Focus: the framework for legal immigration and integration in Germany, as well as current challenges. Talks inter alia with the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Bundestag, Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, civil society institutions and business representatives. Examples of integration in sport, culture and business and presentation of initiatives based on civic engagement.
Application Deadline
9. February

3.The German jazz music scene

With jazzahead! in Bremen (2017 partner country: Finland)

Title

The German jazz music scene

With jazzahead! in Bremen (2017 partner country: Finland)
Timeframe
24-30 April
Destinations
Berlin (2 days), Bremen (3 days)
Target group
Specialist journalists (music, culture, creative industries) and festival directors
Content
Insights into the German jazz scene, visits to artists, clubs, label showcases and movers and shakers of the jazz world in Berlin (e.g. A-Trane, B-flat, X-Jazz Festival, Jazzfest Berlin), visits to the 12th jazzahead! in Bremen and to the German Jazz Expo trade fair, exclusive meetings with Karsten Jahnke, Siggi Loch (ACT) and others, opportunities to network with, and workshops focusing on, music labels, jazz festivals and all of Germany’s major jazz associations, such as the Union of German Jazz Musicians, the Jazz Federation, the Bundeskonferenz Jazz and the Jazz & World Partners.
Application Deadline
16. February

4.54th Theatertreffen Berlin 2017

Title
54th Theatertreffen Berlin 2017
Timeframe
8-14 May
Destinations
Berlin
Target group
Theatre critics, festival curators, directors
Content
Introduction to the promotion of theatre in Germany (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, German Federal Cultural Foundation) and insight into Berlin’s theatre scene (e.g. HAU, Maxim Gorki Theater, Deutsches Theater). Visit to the Theatertreffen and to selected productions in German theatres. Opportunities to network, also through workshops, with figures from the German theatre scene.
Application Deadline
2. March

5. Quo vadis Europa? – the future of the European Union

Title
Quo vadis Europa? – the future of the European Union
Timeframe
14-20 May
Destinations
Berlin-Brandenburg, Frankfurt am Main
Target group
Specialist journalists, political scientists, think tank representatives
Content
Programme aims to examine current political and economic issues and challenges from various perspectives; discussions focusing on, among other things, Germany’s European policy and Germany’s role in the EU with political players (e.g. representatives of the Federal Chancellery, the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Bundestag, Bundesrat, municipal representatives) and think tanks.
Application Deadline
2. March

6.documenta #14

Title
documenta #14
Timeframe
7-14 June
Destinations
Kassel, Berlin
Target group
Specialist journalists, curators, gallery owners
Content
In Kassel, preview and visit of documenta #14, the most important contemporary art exhibition in the world, held only every five years; in Berlin, introduction to the German art scene and to international contemporary art, visits to large contemporary art exhibitions and tours of artists’ studios.
Application Deadline
30. March

7.The Green Economy – opportunities and challenges of the Energiewende

In connection with the 135th Kieler Woche

Title

The Green Economy – opportunities and challenges of the Energiewende

In connection with the 135th Kieler Woche
Timeframe
18-24 June
Destinations
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Target groups
Specialist journalists, experts and decision-makers from the energy sector, think tank representatives
Content
Focus: the political framework for the Green Economy (e.g. Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, German Bundestag), talks with players from business and civil society on opportunities and challenges of the Energiewende (e.g. business associations, energy suppliers, Agora Energiewende, BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany)), practical examples from the private sector and applied research (e.g. Fraunhofer Institute).
Application Deadline
13. April

8.Berlin Fashion Week – the creative industries and sustainability

Title
Berlin Fashion Week – the creative industries and sustainability
Timeframe
2-8 July
Destinations
Berlin
Target group
Specialist journalists (fashion, lifestyle, business), young designers, representatives of the creative industries
Content
Introduction to how the creative industries are promoted in Germany, and insights into Berlin’s fashion scene, with visits to the Fashion Week. Meetings with major players, young designers, German fashion journalists and experts, visits to showrooms, small start-ups, and internationally-operating fashion labels, as well as to fashion institutes in Berlin and Brandenburg; opportunities to network with well-known representatives of the German fashion industry.
Application Deadline
27. April

9. Maintaining and protecting cultural heritage in Germany and around the world

Title
Maintaining and protecting cultural heritage in Germany and around the world
Timeframe
16-23 July
Destinations
Berlin and other World Heritage sites in Germany
Target group
Specialist journalists and representatives of government agencies
Content
Introduction to the Federal system and to the roles of different actors with a view to maintaining and protecting cultural heritage in Germany and abroad, in particular the German Archaeological Institute (including the Archaeological Heritage Network) and the German Commission for UNESCO. Discussions with political representatives and academics, visits to World Heritage sites in Germany, talks with site managers, representatives of Länder governments, and experts specialising in environmental protection and the protection of historical monuments as well as practical examples of managing and communicating World Heritage.
Application Deadline
4. May

10.Environmental protection and green tourism in Germany

Title
Environmental protection and green tourism in Germany
Timeframe
30 July to 5 August
Destinations
Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Target group
Specialist journalists, representatives of government agencies and trade associations, tourism experts
Content
Discussions with representatives of Federal Ministries, the tourism industry and trade associations, presentation of exemplary initiatives at Federal and Länder level, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, visit to the Uckermarck, Germany’s most exemplary region for green tourism, practical examples of green tourism at World Heritage sites (e.g. Wismar, Greifswald) and in regions affected by structural change.
Application Deadline
11. May

11. Industry 4.0 – digitalisation of the economy

Title
Industry 4.0 – digitalisation of the economy
Timeframe
6-12 August
Destinations
Berlin, Munich
Target group
Economic journalists, representatives of government ministries and trade associations, economic experts
Content
Focus: the effects (opportunities and risks) of restructuring during the course of digitalisation of German industry. Discussions with representatives of the Industry 4.0 platform from the spheres of politics (e.g. Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the German Bundestag), industry (e.g. Federation of German Industries, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry), associations (e.g. Confederation of German Employers' Associations, German Trade Union Confederation, Ver.di) and civil society. Practical examples of implementing Industry 4.0 in large corporations, in “smart” small and medium-sized enterprises and in applied research (e.g. Fraunhofer Institute).
Application Deadline
25. May

12. German Design – German brands in the skilled trades as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises

Title
German Design – German brands in the skilled trades as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises
Timeframe
4-10 September
Destinations
Berlin, Saxony
Target group
Specialist journalists (business, culture, liftestyle and design)
Content
Focus: visits to selected manufacturing businesses in Berlin (e.g. Mykita, Fiona Bennett) and Saxony (e.g. guided tour of the Meissen Porcellain Manufactory, the Rolf Lang watch manufactory and Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau in Dresden), with interview and photo opportunities. Discussions about the significance of design in product development. Exchanges with key players on economic promotion at municipal, regional and national level, as well as the importance of chambers of crafts and trades.
Application Deadline
29. June

13. Rock, pop and electronic music in Germany

With the Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg

Title

Rock, pop and electronic music in Germany

With the Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg
Timeframe
18-24 September
Destinations
Berlin, Hamburg
Target group
Specialist journalists and managers from the music industry
Content
Introduction to the music scene in Germany and to new trends in Germany’s music market. In Berlin, visits to and meetings with trade associations, artists, clubs, label showcases and key market players (e.g. Hansa Studios, Flux.fm, Spotify Germany, Monkeytown Records, popkultur.berlin). In Hamburg, focus on Reeperbahn festival events (including new German groups performing at the Wunderkinder German Music Talent showcase), and a visit to the Elbphilharmonie.
Application Deadline
13. July

14. Post COP21: climate policy for the year 2050

Title
Post COP21: climate policy for the year 2050
Timeframe
8-14 or 15-21 October, depending on when the German Bundestag is in session
Destinations
Berlin, Bonn
Target group
Specialist journalists, representatives of government ministries, think tanks and civil society
Content
Focus: the opportunities and challenges of climate change. Presentation of Germany’s policy and global efforts to implement the Paris Agreement (post COP21): Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the German Bundestag. Visit to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and to the United Nations campus in Bonn (Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre).
Application Deadline
3. August

15. Germany as a location for study and research

Title
Germany as a location for study and research
Timeframe
12-18 November
Destinations
Berlin, Jena
Target group
Education and labour market experts, specialist and business journalists
Content
Presentation of Germany’s policy on university-level education and promoting research, with a focus on framework conditions for foreign students and researchers (e.g. the Research in Germany initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, German Academic Exchange Service, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)). Presentation of scholarship programmes and specific examples in the areas of academic and scientific research (e.g. Max Planck Research School, Fraunhofer Institute) and of research cooperation with industry (e.g. Bayer, Jenoptik). Visit to Friedrich Schiller University Jena (graduate student academy, exchange programme for visiting academics and scientists).
Application Deadline
7. September

Call for Applications for Visitors Programme to Germany 2017

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