As a single window for German activities in Indonesia, the JERIN platform unites the various brands of German institutions within the fields of politics, economy, culture, education and science, and social affairs under one umbrella.
Germany and Indonesia have always enjoyed strong and broad relations. One milestone of this relations is the Jakarta declaration agreed upon in 2012. Up until now, there are numerous political institutions active in Indonesia aside from the German Embassy in Jakarta, which put a lot of effort into supporting the development of democracy and social understanding.
Economically have both countries profited from the solid grounds of their relations. There are over 300 German companies active in Indonesia. This German presence in Indonesia is in no small part thanks to the various institutions encouraging trade and investment between both countries, which also supports Indonesia with knowledge and technology transfer.
Another field of in-depth cooperation is culture. Since the 19th century, Indonesia has played a conspicuous role in Germany‚Äôs literary and art scene. Nowadays, the Goethe-Institut is the first stop for cultural exchange between Indonesians and Germans. Further cooperation exists between universities of both countries as the German government has an active interest in attracting qualified students from abroad. Since the end of World War II, 30,000 Indonesians have been able to complete their studies in Germany. Additionally, numerous German NGO‚Äôs are also supporting Indonesia with a couple of projects in the social sector, encouraging young children and adolescents to shape their future throughout the archipelago. Meanwhile, our shared love of football also plays a part in pushing our nations closer together, as exemplified by FC Bayern München Fanclub Indonesien (FCBFI).