International Relations

International Cultural Exchange

Das Thema Internationaler Kulturaustausch in der Robert Bosch Stiftung
International cultural exchange allows people to experience cultural diversity as an enrichment and invites them to change their perspectives. Professionals in the cultural sector who are active on an international level play a key role in this regard. We support artistic works and projects that deal with important social issues and lead to improved understanding between cultures.
We encourage the activities of those active in the cultural sector by supporting their training and mobility as well as their collaboration in cross-border and cross-sectoral networks.
The focus here is on literature, film, and theater as well as projects in the fields of urban development and social innovation.
We are active in the following projects
Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

We provide international research grants for authors, filmmakers and photographers who address in their work current social issues and seek to reflect their impact on different cultures and societies.

 
Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society

Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society

We are offering writers, academics, journalists, artists, and civically engaged citizens a platform at the Leipzig Book Fair for a constructive dialog on the future of Europe regarding immigration and refugees.

 
START – Create Cultural Change

START – Create Cultural Change

"START" is a fellowship and training program for Greek graduates seeking an advanced level of qualification in international cultural management. The program supports cultural managers who wish to start youth culture initiatives in their local communities.

 
The Film Prize for International Cooperation

The Film Prize for International Cooperation

We award the prize for joint film productions by young German filmmakers and their partners from the Arab countries in the genres animation, documentary, and short film.

 
Actors of Urban Change

Actors of Urban Change

We strengthen the collaboration between actors from the cultural scene, the administration, and the private sector throughout Europe and support projects for sustainable urban development through cultural activities.

 
American Days

American Days

The American Days present the United States and its culture, putting both into the heart of Stuttgart life with a variety of exhibitions, films, readings, and panel discussions.

 
Building Literary Bridges

Building Literary Bridges

The program targets professional literary translators who translate from and into German with a variety of different projects.

 
Change of Scene - International Artistic Partnerships

Change of Scene - International Artistic Partnerships

We support international partnerships between a theater or an independent theater company in a German-speaking country and one foreign partner located either in an Eastern European or North African country.

 
DVA-Stiftung’s Translator Funding

DVA-Stiftung’s Translator Funding

DVA-Stiftung has established translator funding programs in the areas of literature, theater, the humanities, and social sciences, in order to intensify dialog between German and French culture.

 
Head to Head - Thoughts from America

Head to Head - Thoughts from America

In the Head to Head event series, renowned Americans discuss art, culture, and politics with select German public figures.

 
International Crisis Transformation and Democratic Governance Support at a Crossroads

International Crisis Transformation and Democratic Governance Support at a Crossroads

Experts from non-Western democracies exchange experiences and make recommendations to Western decision makers in charge of democratic governance support.

 
Karl Dedecius Prize

Karl Dedecius Prize

Every other year, a German and a Polish translator respectively receive the prize for building bridges with language.

 
Tandem Europe

Tandem Europe

Tandem Europe is an exchange program for cultural managers from the European Union. In international tandems the cultural managers develop and realize socially and culturally relevant projects. In doing so they build long-term collaborations.

 
Tandem Shaml

Tandem Shaml

Tandem Shaml is an exchange program for cultural managers working at independent Arab and European cultural institutions.

 
Tarabya Translation Prize

Tarabya Translation Prize

The dual prize consists of one main prize and one newcomer achievement prize for the best translations of German literature into Turkish as well as Turkish literature into German.

 
The School of Kyiv

The School of Kyiv

The Biennal "The School of Kyiv" combines art with innovative non-governmental education forms and offers a platform to make current political and social questions in Ukraine and Europe heard and more comprehensible.

 
ViVaVostok - Children’s and Youth Literature from Central and Eastern Europe

ViVaVostok - Children’s and Youth Literature from Central and Eastern Europe

We open the door for the best and most exciting authors of children’s and youth literature from Central and Eastern European countries to present their works in German-speaking regions.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
FranceMobil

FranceMobil

French graduates visit kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, and high schools across Germany and raise the interest of students, teachers, and parents in French language and culture.

 
Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

We are looking for strategies and ideas to improve the framework conditions for international student and youth exchanges so that every young person in Europe gets the chance to gain international experience.

 
mobiklasse.de

mobiklasse.de

The Foundation sends language teachers to France, where they visit schools to foster interest in Germany and the German language.

 
Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

The task of the cultural managers is to increase opportunities for contact and information-sharing at their host institutions by organizing cultural events and meetings.