Welcome to the BGA and our website.
Founded in 1951, the British-German Association is a British charity that promotes mutual understanding and friendship between the UK and Germany.
What’s been happening
BGA members were recently invited to a panel discussion and reception at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Canary Wharf, and enjoyed an exclusive early-morning private viewing of the Making Modernism exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. In addition, the BGA hosted an online discussion with our sister organisation in Germany, the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, on The Energy Crisis: What next for the UK and Germany?, and an online Regional Conference for town twinning organisations. To find out more about our past events, please visit our Events page.
Work we’ve done so far
Along with our lively events programme and monthly newsletters, we have launched a podcast series called Understanding Germany, initiated a regional partnership between Greater Manchester and the Ruhr, set up a best practice guide for town-twinning associations, and supported over 400 schools in teaching German.
Keen to debate contemporary UK-German issues? Interested in German history and culture? Or do you just want to meet like-minded people over beer and pretzels? In any of these cases, the BGA is for you. Join us now and become part of a dynamic and growing network of British-German relations enthusiasts.
The BGA is now playing a greater role in British-German relations than ever before. We receive no regular funding from any Government, and our income from individual membership fees covers less than a fifth of our running costs. So we are reliant on donors to continue and expand our work. Your support is hugely appreciated.