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Intercultural Days in Dresden

Trailer of the Intercultural Days in Dresden © Nazanin Zandi und Kippelsteiner Filme

Dresden is a diverse and cosmopolitan city. Every year during September and October the people of Dresden gather to celebrate Intercultural Days. The festivities are held at different locations in the city. One of the highlights of Intercultural Days, for example, takes place at the Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, where the Intercultural Street Festival is annually celebrated.

The core purpose of Intercultural Days is to promote mutual understanding between the residents of Dresden regardless of appearance, gender, origin or religion. A large variety of different events during Intercultural Days offers the opportunity to discover the community we live in and create new ideas together. Moreover, they also encourage the collaborative spirit of working together and interactions from a position of equality as well as the reduction of prejudices and stereotypes.

Most of the events are free of charge and offer a great variety of activities for every taste and every age. From discussion forums, movie nights and concerts, to sport events and district festivals – any topic of cultural, social and political nature is appreciated. Intercultural Days are generally organised on a voluntary basis. All the people of Dresden as well as its institutions, who would like to contribute to an open-minded and tolerant attitude of people living here, are welcome to participate.

Poster of Intercultural Days

Intercultural Days in Dresden from 26 September to 17 October 2021

The motto of this year’s Intercultural Days is „Verantwortung. Gemeinsam. Leben.“, which roughly translates into „Living responsibly together“. It means that we are all part of a common urban society and clarifies how important it is to treat each other responsibly. The aim of the event weeks is to create opportunities for people to meet and get to know each other.

To make the program varied and diverse, I invite you to organize your own events. You define the event format yourselves, for example you could organize cultural evenings, concerts, book readings, theatre performances, sporting events or discussion groups. You could also organize events for children.

The main topics this year are:

  • Strengthen political participation
  • Strengthen human and children’s rights
  • Encourage interfaith dialogue
  • Shaping the neighbourhood
  • Living a self-determined life

You can register events on the online registration platform until 11 April 2021. Your event should match at least one of the main topics. 

 

You can also participate in the Intercultural Street Festival. This is a family festival which takes place on 2 October 2021 at “Jorge-Gomondai-Platz” in Dresden Neustadt. You can contribute to the stage program with singing or dancing. If you're part of an association or initiative, you can also make an information stand about your group.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2021. All important information about the Intercultural Street Festival and the application can be found at www.auslaenderrat.de/ikt/veranstalter 

 

We are looking forward to your registrations!

To the online registration platform

 

More information about the Intercultural Days and the Intercultural Street Festival, who can participate and how to register, can be found further down this page.



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