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Our partners

A list of institutions and organizations involved in an ongoing partnership with signandsight.com





1. Foundations
2. Media
3. International Institutions



1. Foundations







Post Amsterdam is a network organization with excellent contacts and experience in the worlds of media and culture. The foundation exists since 2006 and its goals are the furthering of journalistic and cultural quality in a European context through organizing debates, lectures, publications and the editing of a website that connects to signandsight.com. The Post Amsterdam website will draw attention to developments in the Netherlands that are of transnational importance and will at the same time feed the central desk (of signandsight.com) in Berlin.





Sharpening an awareness of the vast potential that resides within the youth and culture of Europe has been the leitmotiv of the Allianz Cultural Foundation since it was established in 2000. With this in mind it supports artistic and educational projects that breathe the spirit of European integration. Together with young people from all over Europe the foundation develops interdiciplinary projects which continously promote mutual understanding and perspectives.


2. Media

The following international newspapers re-published articles of signandsight.com:





Trouw (Amsterdam) is one of the leading quality newspapers in The Netherlands. Trouw means 'loyal' as in 'loyal to the queen': the newspaper was founded as a resistance newspaper during the Second World War. It plays an important role in actual debates on religion, philosophy and the multicultural issue.





Harper's Magazine is a New-York-based monthly magazine covering literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. It is the second oldest continuously-published monthly magazine in the United States, with a current circulation of slightly more than 220,000.





The Hindu (Chennai) is a leading English-language newspaper in South India, with its largest base of circulation in Tamil Nadu. The Hindu was founded in 1878. The Hindu is published from 12 locations - Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Madurai, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.






Elet es Irodalom (Budapest) is one of the most prestigious weekly newspapers of Hungary, covering literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. It was founded in 1957. Notable contributors are Imre Kertesz, Peter Esterhazy, Peter Nadas and Gyoergy Konrad.






Europa is a weekly supplement of the Polish daily newspaper 'Dziennik'. The main objectives are to present a picture of contemporary Poland, to outline a debate on modern Western identity and to describe the process of globalization placing a particular emphasis on its social consequences. 'Europa' is the main venue of intellectual debate in Poland.
















Tygodnik Powszechny (Krakow) is a Catholic weekly newspaper from Poland. It provided a fairly free voice for Catholics during the Communist era and today is considered the voice of liberal Catholics in Poland. The first issue appeared on on March 24, 1945. Karol Wojtyla used to be one of many prominent contributors.




Lettre Internationale is a unique intellectual forum which connects editorial boards in Berlin, Bucharest, Rome, Madrid, Budapest, Paris and Copenhagen published in many languages. The Hungarian version Magyar Lettre Internationale (Budapest) was founded 1991 by the authors Bela Bacso, Peter Esterhazy, Gyoergy Konrad, Miklos Meszoely and Sandor Radnoti.







The following media joined an ongoing online co-operation with signandsight.com:




With the launch of it's international site, Europe's leading newsmagazine Der Spiegel brings its unique voice to English language readers. We offer a selection of original daily features, news, exclusive Spiegel stories and an overview of what German newspapers and commentators are writing.





DW-WORLD.DE
, Deutsche Welle's online service, is one of three media that make up Germany's international broadcaster: DW-Radio and DW-TV complete the picture. DW-World.de offers comprehensive daily coverage in seven core languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese for Brazil and Russian.




Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking more than 50 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.


3. International Institutions





The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany's cultural institution operating worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. It also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics.








The New York Public Library is one of the great knowledge institutions of the world, its myriad collections ranking with those of the British Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bibliotheque nationale de France. Virtually all of the Library's many collections and services are freely available to all comers. In fact, the Library has but one criterion for admission: curiosity.





PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries.








The development of Europe depends on the power of culture, which must be used in a sustainable manner. This will help ensure that we have a Europe of Europeans, and not just a Europe of institutions, administrations and regulations. The initative "Soul for Europe" is an international network based in Berlin, seeking support for its objectives from the cities and regions, the EU member states and Europe's cultural, business and political sectors.







The Atlantic Community is an online magazine and open think tank designed to empower a new generation of transatlantic thinkers. Find the latest must-reads from researchers and journalists in Europe and the U.S., then add your own views and help set the global agenda. Have you joined yet? Register for free at www.atlantic-community.org.






The International Centre at the Frankfurt Book Fair is a venue for dialogue with professional debates, discussions and readings. As a project organised jointly by the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Federal Foreign Office, and with the presence of organisations involved in cultural foreign policy, the International Centre shows how to encourage international cultural exchange and knowledge transfer.





The International Literature Festival Berlin takes place from each year in September at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. The festival features presentations on contemporary trends in international prose and poetry, readings with translations by German actors, a poetry slam, and political discussions.



Salon
offers daily updated reviews of essays and feuilletons published by the European and world press, with a special focus on Central Europeans countries. The website seeks to create a forum for the formulation of common questions and the exchange of intellectual impulses between Europe's centre and its Eastern peripheries.








As an institute of culture and science, the Ernst-Bloch-Centre promotes the development of concretely utopian scenarios with a view to transdisciplinary co-operation among politics, culture, education and science. Ernst Bloch's philosophy of hope being the starting point, the threefold conception with archive, exhibition and the forum of the future makes scientific research accessible to the wide public.





The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) operates worldwide to promote artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies and to provide information about foreign cultural policy. ifa devises and organizes German contemporary art exhibitions worldwide, funds exhibition projects and award scholarships. It brings people from different cultures together through exchange programmes and international conferences and support civil conflict resolution and transformation. The library, the quarterly "Kulturaustausch" and the ifa website are important forums about foreign cultural politics in Germany.






The German Book Office New York, (GBO) a nonprofit branch of the Frankfurt Book Fair, promotes German books and licenses in North America. It acts as a liaison between the German and North American publishing communities and supports German rights holders as they sell their titles to North American publishers. The GBO also works make translated German titles available to a broader audience of readers.







The German Association for Cultural Policy (Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft) has been since 1976 a nationwide association of individuals and institutions committed to cultural policy, develops new models and targets for cultural policy. Its Institute for Cultural Policy (IfK) engages in scientific policy consulting and application-related cultural policy research. Carrying organisation of the Cultural Contact Point Germany (CCP) for EU cultural funding. The website www.kultur-macht-europa.eu promotes cultural policy for Europe.






The German Publishers & Booksellers Association represents the interests of about 6300 publishing companies, bookshops and intermediate book traders. It organises the Frankfurt Book Fair and annually presents the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade as well as the German Book Prize, two of Germany's most prestigious cultural awards.










The German Book Prize is presented to the best German-language novel just before the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair as an annual award from the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. The Prize is intended to draw attention beyond national borders to authors writing in German, to reading and to the keynote medium of the book.








The German Embassy Prague is the diplomatic representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Czech Republic. It establishes, maintains and fosters relations between Germany and the Czech Republic in the fields of politics, economy, culture, media, consular activities and civil society. Whenever possible it provides support and useful information for German and Czech citizens and companies either in the Czech Republic or on their way to Germany.









Villa Aurora is an international meeting place for artists and intellectuals fostering a lively exchange in the fields of literature, art, science and politics. A monument to exiles on the West Coast of the USA, the Villa remembers influential German representatives of both cultural and intellectual life who found refuge from the Nazi-Regime in Pacific Palisades.







The New Society for Fine Arts (NGBK) is an association everyone can become a member who is interested in promoting contemporary fine arts as well as in thematic exhibition projects. Different form other art societies the membership is making the decisions concerning the annual program. All projects are being planned and organized by teams of NGBK members.




The Einstein Forum promotes the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national borders. With lectures, workshops and conferences which are open to everyone, the Einstein Forum serves a double function: to give the general public the opportunity to engage with major thinkers at work, and to encourage those thinkers to overcome traditional academic boundaries.





The main message is "Germany - Land of Ideas". The wording expresses a wealth of positive arguments associated with Germany both within Germany and abroad: nation of science and culture - the land of poets and thinkers, innovative products "made in Germany". The message stands for a world-renowned quality of Germany: its inventiveness and creative passion. There is plenty of historical and present-day evidence of this wealth of ideas, from Gutenberg right up to the present day. Germany is known around the world for its imagination and creative wealth. Both features can be found in the "Land of Ideas".




The House of World Cultures is a leading centre for the contemporary arts, a Berlin-based venue for projects that cross artistic boundaries. The House of World Cultures has set itself the task of presenting cultures from outside Europe through their fine arts, theatre, music, literature, film and media and engaging them in a public discourse with European cultures.




Litrix.de is a project initiated by the Federal Cultural Foundation and supported by the Goethe-Institut with the aim of promoting an appreciation of contemporary German literature and its translation.




Words Without Borders undertakes to promote international communication through translation of the world's best writing - selected and translated by a distinguished group of writers, translators, and publishing professionals - and publishing and promoting these works (or excerpts) on the web.




Founded in 1989, the European Film Academy (EFA) currently unites 1,800 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. A common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.




Founded in 1970, the Council for European Studies (CES) is the leading academic organization for the study of Europe. The Council promotes and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European Studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, and awards. Located at Columbia University it is a consortium of a hundred colleges and universities in the world. In addition, its multiple hundred individual members convene in what is the largest biennial conference on Europe in the United States.

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