Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa

The German Cultural Forum of Eastern Europe is committed to the future-oriented communication of German culture and history of Eastern Europe and wants to make a lasting contribution to strengthening European identity. All regions in which Germans lived or still live are taken into account.

For the Kulturforum, the cultural heritage, understood as a common basis, is an element of bridge building between Germany and these regions. A lively culture of remembrance in dialogue with partners from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe serves to promote reconciliation and international understanding.

The Kulturforum invites a broad audience at home and abroad to discover the common past and present. In addition, it realizes exhibitions and events such as readings, theme days, discussions and concerts. In addition, the Kulturforum awards a city writer’s grant and the Georg Dehio Prize . His publishing house publishes non-fiction books, cultural travel guides and magazines. The Kulturforum website, three social media channels (see below) and a podcastserve as information platforms for all interested parties with content contributions, event information and news. The Kulturforum sees itself as a mediator between East and West, between science and the public, between institutions and individual initiatives.

The German Cultural Forum on Eastern Europe was founded in December 2000 by the federal government and the state of Brandenburg as a non-profit association based in Potsdam. It is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.

The domicile of the German Cultural Forum in Potsdam's Berlin suburb

Photo: © German Cultural Forum Eastern Europe, 2017