We are a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental and politically independent registered association of people from all kinds of social and professional backgrounds from the German city of Dresden, Saxony, who are interested and actively involved in social and cultural exchange and dialogue with the United Kingdom. Our aim is to promote German-British relations in all areas of public and cultural interest.
The Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Dresden (Anglo-German Association of Dresden) was originally founded in 1990 as a regional branch of the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft e.V. (DBG). The DBG was founded in 1949 and initiated the so-called “Königswinter Conferences”, now regularly held in Germany and Britain. In July 2009, the DBG decided to re-organise itself and as a result, members of the Dresden local section established the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Dresden e.V. to continue their successful work. In accordance with the DBG’s statutes, our goals are:
- to break down prevalent stereotypes and foster interpersonal and inter-organisational contacts between the two countries and between Dresden and its twin city of Coventry in particular,
- to contribute to wider knowledge of all aspects of British culture, arts and lifestyle,
- to initiate and promote debate on current economic, political and cultural issues,
- to secure and develop a united Europe while maintaining transatlantic ties.
To achieve these aims, our main activities include:
- fostering the ties between Dresden and its twin city of Coventry through interpersonal and inter-organisational contacts, exchange and visits,
- the invitation of guest speakers from the UK and Germany who talk about current affairs or aspects of British culture, arts, history, society and lifestyle,
- workshops, courses, film and theatre nights, readings and book presentations, exhibitions and other activities aimed at promoting knowledge about all things British.
We also sometimes meet to celebrate British events such as certain culturally relevant holidays or cultural events such as the Last Night of the Proms.