Franco-German Day 2024

The Institut français Germany is celebrating Franco-German Day 2024 for a whole week from January 22nd

January 18th, 2024
Editorial, News from Berlin
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The Institut français Germany is celebrating Franco-German Day 2024 for a whole week from January 22nd with a rich cultural program, both with face-to-face events and online. The "German-French Day" was introduced on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, the Franco-German friendship treaty, and is now one of the pillars of educational and cultural cooperation in Germany.

The German-French Day throughout Germany

The Internet team competition, which was launched in 2003, is taking on a nationwide dimension this year with the participation of 14 federal states. Between December 1, 2023 and January 22, 2024, more than 30,000 students from grade 5 onwards fill out a questionnaire. This project, which is clearly focused on France, Europe and the Francophonie, aims to motivate students to learn the French language through an attractive digital tool and encourage them to open up to Francophone cultures and Europe, as well as promote European educational mobility. Fluency in French is not a prerequisite for participation.

The German-French Day at the locations of the Institut français Germany

Institut français Berlin

On January 25, 2024, Campus France Germany and the Office for Language and Educational Cooperation of the Institut français Germany are organizing the event "Bouge ta mobilité" at the Institut français Berlin. Come and listen to the testimonials of young people who have gone to the other country and discover the variety of mobility opportunities between our two countries (internships, studies, volunteer work, etc.). At the end of the evening there will be a buffet and a musical program!

On January 26th, an information day dedicated to foreign language assistants will take place in collaboration with France Education International and the Pedagogical Exchange Service.

Institut français Mainz

On January 22nd, the Institut français Mainz will also offer language workshops for schools in the area as part of the France et Sens festival, which will be carried out by FranceMobil lecturers.

Institut français Munich

On January 15th and 18th: “Stop motion” workshops for secondary school students (Nuremberg, Nördlingen and Freyung).

On January 22nd: The consul visits the Mühldorf high school to give a short lecture on German-French relations and to answer the students' questions.

Also on January 22nd: visit of the cooperation attachée for French to the Nuremberg vocational school to give a lecture on Franco-German relations and to take part in activities prepared by the students, including a photo competition.

January 23rd: Visit of the consul and the cooperation attachée for French at the Gauting high school: The consul will present her work and answer the students' questions. The French cooperation attachée will also take part in the jury of a reading competition and the awards ceremony.

The German-French seminar will take place in Fischbachau from January 24th to 26th: On the afternoon of January 24th, the Abibac-Gymnasium Aschaffenburg and the Munich Lycée Jean Renoir will take part in the opening of the seminar. On the morning of January 26th, high school students from the Abibac departments in Bamberg and Aschaffenburg as well as the Dante High School, the Oskar von Miller High School and the Lycée Jean Renoir will take part in a debate about young people and Europe.

German-French Institute IFRA / Institut français Frankfurt

From January 22nd, the Institut franco-allemand IFRA / Institut français Frankfurt will carry out an action entitled "En route vers Strasbourg, capitale mondiale du livre 2024", in the form of a video with quiz and a reward!

Institut français Stuttgart

January 26th: As part of the event A European Forest Evening, a panel discussion about the future of the forest will take place.

January 23rd in Tübingen: The Consul General and the ICFA Tübingen organize a day for the German-French societies in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
The German-French Youth Parliament will take place from February 6th, chaired by the French Cooperation Attachée Dr. Joëlle Hecker and the cultural representative Johanne Mazeau-Schmid. More information can be found here.

German-French Institute Erlangen

The ensemble “La Bande Passante” will be a guest in Erlangen on the occasion of the German-French Week. The performance “Vies de papier” will take place on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 8 p.m. in the Pestalozzischule and begins with a welcome champagne reception. Embark on a poetic and captivating journey that combines history and documentary research. Registration required by email to


Also as part of the German-French Day...

The Office for University Cooperation of the Institut français Germany, together with the Center Marc Bloch and the Humboldt University, is organizing a panel discussion on the introduction of environmental laws and the legal recognition of ecocides with Corinne Lepage as a guest as part of the Festival of Engagement and the Franco-German Week, which focuses on sustainability issues and is organized by the Center français de Berlin.


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