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Singing Competition: 16 young singers advance to the NEUE STIMMEN semifinals

The 16 semifinalists for the 2017 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition have now been chosen. Of the 39 young talents who arrived in Gütersloh on Sunday to participate in the final round, 8 female singers and 8 male singers from 12 countries will compete in the semifinals this Thursday.

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Singing Competition: NEUE STIMMEN celebrates 30th anniversary and further develops support for young opera singers

In 2017, NEUE STIMMEN is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its founding, the competition has become an international platform for creating careers. And NEUE STIMMEN continues to develop further. Before that, this year’s anniversary event will shine a spotlight on the 41 participants competing in the final round in Gütersloh from October 8 to 14.

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Integrative SIB: A primary school in Mannheim improves educational opportunities

In order to give all children the same opportunities for the future, the Pestalozzi School in Mannheim is launching the Integrative School Campus in the 2017/18 school year.

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Singing Competition: Three decades of NEUE STIMMEN: 42 opera talents to compete in final round

Some 1,500 young opera talents applied to participate in the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition in 2017, the year that marks the event's 30th anniversary. Over the last four months, the jury selected the 42 best contestants to compete in the final round, which will be held from October 7 to 14 in Gütersloh. That is where the up-and-coming performers will demonstrate their vocal talents and will have the chance to further develop their artistic talents.

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About the Project: Chance Ausbildung Initiative

We are developing the solutions to pressing questions on the topic of vocational training in Germany. It is our goal to give every young person access to vocational training, to lower the number of vacant vocational training positions and to increase the permeability between vocational and academic training.

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Survey: Lack of reforms for education and migration in the EU member states

In different areas the EU member states need reforms - especially in the fields of education and migration. That shows our Europe-wide survey under national experts.

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Interview: Child Poverty: 3 Questions – 3 Answers

Growing up in Poverty affects children’s lives and their future opportunities to a large extent. Anette Stein, director and family policy expert of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, gives some answers on this urgent issue.

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Child poverty: Child poverty in Europe

Child poverty is being discussed as one of the most relevant problems all over the world. In many – but not all – European countries, it is not so much an issue of a lack of basic goods such as food and shelter. In fact, child poverty means deprivation in terms of goods and services that are regarded as customary in a given country as well as lacking opportunities to fully participate in society and in education. It is important to take a closer look at child poverty and its effects in order to discuss strategies to improve children’s lives and their future opportunities.

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Newsletter Archiv: NEUE STIMMEN

Relevant information about all activities concerning NEUE STIMMEN Competition, Creating Careers, Master Classes, seminars and concerts.