ⓘ Cultural organizations ..



The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit German cultural association. It has 159 branches worldwide. Its goal is to promote the study of the German language abroad, and encourage international cultural exchange and relations. The GI was founded in 1951. It is named after German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The institute has developed a series of exams for learners of German as a foreign language Deutsch als Fremdsprache, DaF. The series includes all levels: A1 up to C2. In addition there is the Green diploma to acquire and prove German as a foreign language teaching qualifications.


International PEN

International PEN is a worldwide association of writers. It was founded in London in 1921 to increase friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere. At first, he letters P, E, and N stood for "Poets, Essayists and Novelists". Now the group includes any other kinds of writers, such as journalists and historians. Other goals included: to make the role of literature stronger in developing international understanding and world culture; to fight for freedom of expression; and to act as a powerful voice to help writers who are harassed, imprisoned, and sometimes killed for th ...


Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers

Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is also called JASRAC in short. Its official name in Japan is 一般社団法人日本音楽著作権協会. JASRAC was made in 1939. It is the only organization in Japan to manage and protect copyrights in Japan. JASRAC can only manage copyrights inside Japan. As for outside Japan for overseas, foreign organizations such as ASCAP, Muserk manage copyrights of origins of Japan instead, according to a separete agreement with these organizations. 129 foreign organizations have relation with JASRAC. When people in Japan uses music, videos and b ...


Philatelic International

The creation of the Filintern was set up at a conference in Moscow in 22 to 30 June 1924. Its formation was greeted by all branches of the All-Russian Society of Philatelists and at the same time by the Soviet Esperantists. At the conference opening, Feodor Chuchin, Commissioner for Philately and Scripophily, declared: A program for the Filinterns central organ was developed that included: "wide popularisation of ideological philately", "introducing Esperanto into philately and thus the establishment of lively communication between philatelists around the world." "propaganda of the interna ...


Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle is the official computer games rating organization in Germany. All ratings by USK are official and fall under law, so you must appreciate them. You have to show the seller your passport if you fall under age restrictions: USK ensures that computer games are only sold to children and young people if the contents of the games have been approved as OK for them.


Les XX

Les XX was a group of twenty Belgian painters, designers and sculptors. It was formed in 1883 by the Brussels lawyer, publisher, and entrepreneur Octave Maus. For ten years Les Vingt, as they called themselves, held a yearly exhibition of their art. Each year twenty international artists were also invited to be in the exhibition. Artists invited over the years included: Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, and Vincent van Gogh. In 1893, the society of Les XX was changed into "La Libre Esthetique".


Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage

Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage is a government agency of the United Arab Emirates, that takes care of the cultural heritage of the country. It was founded in 1981. It is based in Abu Dhabi. It has a collection of photographs by Edward "Tug" Wilson.

Pan European Game Information

Pan European Game Information

Pan European Game Information is a European self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. The PEGI system is used in more than thirty countries. PEGI has rated more than 15.000 video games from 2003 to 2010.



A plug-organization is a social organization. The members always have to transport a plug. Whenever one members sees another member, he checks that the other member has a plug. If the other member does not have a plug, he has to give some money to the plug-organization. The plug-organization uses this money to purchase beer for the next meeting. More than 100 plug-organizations are in Bavaria.

Poets Corner Group

Poets Corner Group

Poets Corner Group is a poetry group in India founded in 2011 by poet Yaseen Anwer. The group hosts online competitions, poetry reading events, panel discussion, book launches, workshops, and other activities. Poets Corner organizes annual poetry event in New Delhi called Delhi Poetry Festival. It has published over 21 anthologies in both English and Hindi.