The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a political foundation close to the Social Democratic Party that promotes democracy and development around the world. The Opening Ceremony will be held at the FES Building at Hiroshimastr.17, 10785 Berlin. More information is available at www.fes.de.
The Opening Ceremony of the Youth Assembly will be held on Wednesday at the US Embassy at the Pariser Platz. The new American Embassy opened in 2008 and extends back to the intersection of Behrenstrasse and Ebertstrasse.
The decision to build the new American Embassy at the historic Pariser Platz site is an affirmation of the strong commitment of the United States to the on-going German-American relationship. The new American Embassy in Berlin is a reflection of America while at the same time complementing the architecture of this very historic setting in the heart of Europe.
With more than 1700 students and 135 classrooms, the John F. Kennedy School (JFKS) is a unique bilingual public school. Founded in 1960 as The German-American Community School, it was renamed in 1963 in memory of John F. Kennedy.
The school symbolizes the close ties between Germans and Americans and combines the strengths of German and American educational traditions – both German and English is equally respected as language of instruction. The curriculum and learning strategies encourage the development of young people to become responsible, democratic citizens and stimulate open-mindedness and critical thinking skills. The faculty, staff and administration constantly search for new ways to challenge each student intellectually and socially. Bilingual education and interaction with other cultures is key to learning tolerance and respect for others, a vital prerequisite for peace and understanding in the world. More information is available at www.jfks.de
Berlin University of the Arts is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts in the world. The teaching offered at the colleges of Fine Arts, Architecture, Media and Design, Music, and Performing Arts, encompasses the full spectrum of the arts and related academic studies. Art and music teachers also train at Berlin University of the Art.
The Konzertsaal der UdK, built in the 1950s by Paul Baumgarten, and its foyer represent the beginning of the modern era in Berlin after WWII. Even after extensive renovations, its unique architectural style is has been preserved in accordance with protection mandates for historic buildings and monuments. With a seating capacity of over 1200, the hall is used for concerts, practice sessions, lectures and events. More information is available at https://www.udk-berlin.de/