European Film Festival 2013
The European Film Festival in Nigeria showcasing recent and popular European films is BACK!! The sixth edition will touch Abuja (1st-14th May 2013), Kaduna (29th May-2nd June), Jos (6th-9th June), Port Harcourt (27th-30st June) and Lagos (4th-7th October). Films from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey will be screened during the festival. Bring your family and friends and be part of the fun! The admission is totally free!
The new online application form
The Federal Foreign office has introduced a new software - VIDEX - which enables you with immediate effect to complete your application form for a Schengen visa online. Please find guidelines on how to use VIDEX and how to submit your application here:
Professional Certificate in Education Finance, Economics and Planning
Professional Certificate in Education Finance, Economics and Planning, October 2013 – November 2014
Deadline for Applications: 1 July 2013
The Professional Certificate in Education Finance, Economics and Planning is designed to address one of the critical challenges that faces many developing countries in meeting their education goals, namely, their ability to align policy goals with appropriate implementation plans and budgets that are based on demographic and financial projections and linked to budget forecasts, including, revenue and expenditure data.
The programme is targeted at officials and professionals pursuing a management career in government, parastatals, non-governmental organisations and training institutions within the SADC region who want to deepen their understanding of, as well develop their technical and analytical skills in, the theory and practice of education finance, economics and planning. It is based on a problem-centred approach, which enables linking the theoretical, analytical and technical tools of the trade to the real issues that confront the participants in their day-to-day work, thus building on the participants’ existing skills and experience.
The programme is a joint initiative of the SADC Education Policy Support Initiative Centre at the Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits SADC-EPSI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany.
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has been in dialogue with the world for 60 years. Since its first day on air, it has transformed from a shortwave radio broadcaster to a multimedia organization.
"With its journalistic content in 30 languages, DW ensures Germany's multimedia presence in the world," said Erik Bettermann, Deutsche Welle's Director General. He added that competition for global audiences is becoming increasingly fierce due to an ever-growing amount of media products, especially in the field television.
60 years Deutsche Welle (DW)
The newly inaugurated German Development Media Awards honor journalists worldwide for their outstanding reporting on human rights and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT MEDIA AWARDS 2013
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.
The Visa Information System – VIS
How far has Germany advanced in realizing the Energiewende, the transformation of the energy system, in the individual spheres? Where is there still need for adjustment? The German Government is following up these questions within the scope of an intensive monitoring process.
The German Energiewende – Germany as a “laboratory of the future”?
New visa appointment booking system
Please note that the German Consulate in Lagos has introduced a new visa appointment booking system.
Visa appointments are now booked online.
For more information, please check our
The visa appointment booking system
In the Nation Brands Index, a global survey ranking 50 countries in terms of their attractiveness, Germany has once again taken second place.
Nation Brands Index 2012
Smart solutions developed in Germany are providing innovative answers to global challenges of energy demand, climate change, and a global population in transformation.
The 20th anniversary of German reunification in October 2010 provided an ideal window of opportunity for Germany Trade & Invest to communicate this important marketing message to a global audience with the official launch of its “GERMANY. SMART SOLUTIONS. SMARTER BUSINESS.” international media campaign.
Germany. Smart Solutions. Smarter Business.
Every day, you can find the newscast from Deutsche Welle's German Service here -- slowly read and clearly articulated just for German learners. [in German]
Newscast for German learners