World Refugee Day

The theme of this year's UNHCR World Refugee Day is: "Together we heal, learn and shine". We present an overview of selected funding programmes with which our member organisations support refugees in Germany.

Philipp Schwartz Initiative

Their own countries are riven by war, their freedom of research is curtailed or they are subject to persecution: in many parts of the world, researchers are under threat and have to flee their homes. The Philipp Schwartz Initiative by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation helps refugee researchers to find their feet at German universities and research institutions.

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Martin Roth Initiative

In order to protect persecuted artists and artists abroad, the Goethe-Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA) launched the Martin Roth Initiative. The initiative, named after the longtime member of the Goethe-Institut and most recent president of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, has set itself the task of protecting and promoting people who have to expect limitations in their artistic activity or personal attacks and detention in their home town .

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Hilde Domin Programme

With the Hilde Domin Programme, the German Academic Exchange Service supports students and doctoral candidates at risk worldwide. In cooperation with universities and academic organisations, it aims to support their commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights.

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(in German only)

June 2021

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