Stories and voices from Europe to Central Asia
30 years of diplomatic relations

From Europe to Central Asia – 30 Years of Diplomatic Relations

The multifaceted program of the 13 Horizons event series will come to a fitting conclusion on Dec. 12, 2022, at the Pfefferberg Theater with the screening of a German film and a panel discussion “Culture of Transformation – Transformation of Culture” hosted by the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with Minz GmbH.

The 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between 13 countries from Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia and Germany has been celebrated in locations around Berlin since early September with a diverse offering of concerts, exhibitions and a film series. From Europe to Central Asia, the picture unfolds of a multifaceted modernity rooted in deep traditions.

How did Germany’s networking with its eastern partners develop after the fall of the Iron Curtain? What contribution did culture make to rapprochement and how has cultural work changed since then?

New horizons will be confronted as, especially in difficult times, it is cultural and civil society contacts that contribute significantly to the success of sustainable partnerships.

Minister of State Tobias Lindner, artists and cultural actors who have personally and directly experienced this time of upheaval will share their perspectives and stories in the panel discussion.