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International Berlin: News

We invite you to follow our work and learn about the latest activities and events on this page. Among other things, we’ll keep you updated on visits from foreign guests of state, cooperation between Berlin and its partner cities, and the work we’re doing as a member of various city network organizations.

Smart City Live 2020

Governing Mayor of Berlin and President of Metropolis Michael Müller took part in a moderated discussion with Mayor of Polokwane and Co-President of UCLG Thembisile Nkadimeng on 17 November 2020 in the virtual session “The Global Voice of Cities”. More information

Digital Citymakers’ Summit

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Digital Citymakers Summit

On 25 March 2021, the “Digital Citymakers’ Summit” took place in connection with the online platform “USE – Urban Sustainability Exchange” (www.use.metropolois.org). More information

Digital Berlin-London Day

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Berlin-London-Day

London and Berlin have been city partners since 10 October 2000, but the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately prevented us from celebrating our 20th anniversary with events held in person. More information

CREATIVE COHESION – The city partnership between Berlin and Jakarta from the perspective of two graffiti artists

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Snyder in front of the mural in Jakarta
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On 29 April 2021 at 3:00 p.m., the Senate Chancellery and the House of Indonesian Cultures are hosting an online expert discussion in English in which the two artists Snyder and Darbotz give insight into the graffiti scene in Berlin and Jakarta. More information

Cooperation during the pandemic – Governing Mayor a guest speaker at the JDCN Forum of partner city Jakarta

On Friday, 18 December 2020, the Governing Mayor was a guest speaker at the two-day forum of the Jakarta Development Collaborative Network (JDCN). More information

9th Manga Competition of the Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft (DJG) Berlin in 2021

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Every two years since 2005, the Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Berlin (DJG Berlin – German-Japanese Society of Berlin) has organized a manga competition that is enjoying growing popularity nationwide. The theme of the ninth competition is “Distance and Proximity – 160 Years of Friendship between Germany and Japan,” and you are invited to submit your entries to the DJG by 31 August 2021. More information

Thomas Mann Fellowships in 2022

Applications for 2022 must be submitted on or by February 28, 2021, 11:59pm (CET). More information

Call for closer cooperation during the coronavirus pandemic

The Governing Mayor in his capacity as the president of Metropolis: “We need to step up our international cooperation.” More information

Baltic Game Industry

Project period: 2017 - 2020
In the context of Berlin’s activities in the Baltic Metropoles Network, the Senate Chancellery is a partner in this project supported by third-party funding from the European Commission. More information

Governing Mayor still actively involved in the Metropolis network

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a part of the congress participants

On 30 October 2020, the international city network Metropolis convened for an online general assembly. Governing Mayor Michael Müller was elected a Co-President of Metropolis at this meeting. More information

Promotional Video for the Games Industry in the Baltic Sea Region

Jakarta and Berlin stand shoulder to shoulder in times of crisis

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Chargé d’Affaires Matthias Müller and representatives of the German Embassy in Jakarta with Deputy Governor Suharti

On 5 November 2020, the German Embassy officially presented a shipment of medical supplies from Berlin to Jakarta. More information

International art project in the digital age

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Berlin Artist Snyder - Work in progress

Challenged by the coronavirus pandemic, Berlin’s city partnership is responding with creativity. Two famous graffiti artists – Snyder from Berlin and Darbotz from Jakarta – are currently working on a shared motif in a digital exchange. More information

Eurograph

“Eurograph” is a digital project for which artists from the two partner cities Paris and Berlin reflect on and portray the founding values of the European Union. More information

Berlin sends medical supplies to its partner city Jakarta

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08.10.2020
On Thursday, 8 October 2020, the Governing Mayor and the Indonesian ambassador sent off a shipment of medical supplies to Jakarta. More information

The U20 cities hold a virtual summit

On 2 October 2020, the Urban 20 (U20) cities met in a videoconference. The cities involved in this initiative met for the first time in 2018 in order to contribute their shared concerns to the G20 process. Berlin has been part of the U20 since the very beginning, and Governing Mayor Müller also supports the initiative in his capacity as the president of the city network Metropolis, a U20 partner. More information

New Czech Plays 2020 – A retrospective

25th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Jakarta – An overview

until 29 July 2019
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Berlin – Los Angeles city partnership

06.10.2017
The Berlin-Los Angeles city partnership is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. A wide array of events will mark this anniversary throughout the year. More information

Berlin students get to know our partner city Jakarta

For the 2017 Jakarta International Youth Program, the Senate Chancellery held a citywide competition for students from Berlin who wanted to travel to the Southeast Asian metropolis Jakarta, Berlin’s partner city. More information

ART Festival 2017 – Exhibition of art from Japan and Berlin

23.07. - 25.07.2017
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Berlin and Jakarta took part in the second Asia conference of Engagement Global’s Service Agency “Communities in One World”

19.06. - 21.06.2017
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Müller welcomes UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

15.02.2017
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International campaign “Cities for Life – Cities against the Death Penalty”

30.11.2016
The International Day for Life/against the Death Penalty was initiated by the “Community of Sant’ Egidio” in Italy. More information

Cities for Life. Global Summit for Inclusion and Resilience in Paris

21.11. - 22.11.2016
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Müller at the 5th UCLG World Congress and at HABITAT III

14. - 19.10.2016
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Berlin – Buenos Aires city partnership

13.10.2016
Berlin and Buenos Aires are stepping up their cooperation in the area of climate protection. More information

SpotLightBall Berlin

08.10.2016
The embassies of the Republic of India and the Republic of Indonesia are joining the Wadah Foundation in hosting the first “SpotLightBall Berlin” at Charlottenburg Palace. More information

She She Pop – Masterclass in Jakarta

02.10.2016
The collective She She Pop performed at the Salihara International Performing Arts Festival in Berlin’s partner city in October 2016. More information

Berlin now exchanging startups with Paris

1 July 2016
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Volunteers from Berlin in Paris for the Euro 2016

9 June to 10 July 2016
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German Habitat Forum 2016

Visit from the Mayor of Montréal

02.05.2016
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International campaign “Cities for Life – Cities against the Death Penalty”

30.11.2015
The International Day for Life/against the Death Penalty was initiated by the “Community of Sant’ Egidio” in Italy. More information

Berlin to be guest city at Madrid’s XII Architecture Week

01.10. - 11.10.2015
The exhibitions “Urban Intervention Award” and “Urban Living – Strategien für das zukünftige Wohnen” (Urban Living – Strategies for Housing in the Future) will be shown. More information

6th Manga Competition of the Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft

Berlin - London city partnership: Exhibition "One Square Metre - Photography meets urban Art"

As part of the city partnership between London and Berlin, the Senate Chancellery is supporting the exhibition “ONE SQUARE METRE – Photography Meets Urban Art”. More information

Berlin - London city partnership: Memorial-Concert in Honor of Gertrude Evans

"Water Music" - Handel, Boyce, Telemann and other Linden Baroque Orchestra London (Simon Standage) Staats- und Domchor Berlin - Kapellchor (Christian Gössel) More information

Berlin – Moscow city partnership

07.03. - 11.03.2015
15 pedagogy specialists and teachers from the Moscow institute responsible for continuing education for specialists and management-level staff of the Department for Social Services will learn about how social services institutions in Berlin work. More information

Berlin-Moscow city partnership

28.02. - 07.03.2015
A group of students from the Berlin-Lichtenberg school “Grüner Campus Malchow” will travel to Moscow. More information

Berlin – Los Angeles city partnership

19. - 23.02.2015
Permanent Secretary Björn Böhning, the head of the Berlin Senate Chancellery, visited Berlin’s partner city Los Angeles from 19 to 23 February 2015. More information

2015 European Charlemagne Youth Prize

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is being awarded in 2015 for what is now the 8th time. Applicants should submit their project proposals by 2 February 2015. More information

Latvian president visits the Berlin Town Hall

16.01.2015
President Bĕrziņš came to Berlin on a working visit to the International Green Week. More information