In October 2011, JERIN began as a series of 120 events located in the fields of development cooperation, politics, economics, education, research, science and culture.
The event series addressed young Indonesians, graduates and also decision-makers from industry and politics. The JERIN event series climaxed on June 2012 with a huge event that reached a wide audience throughout Indonesia, particularly in the major cities of Medan, Jakarta, Bandung, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Semarang, Banda Aceh, Malang, Mataram, Padang, Samarinda and Surakarta (Solo). Within the years, JERIN was able to establish itself as a synonym of German and Indonesian cooperation.
The logo is an abstract butterfly in the colors of the German and Indonesian flags. It reflects the philosophy of the butterfly effect, by which a very small action can have extremely complex and far-reaching results. Furthermore, in Javanese culture, the presence of a butterfly signifies good luck and prosperity. The philosophy that the butterfly is both dynamic and alive is what we expect to convey from “JERIN – Jerman dan Indonesia” logo.