Wunderbartogether / Deutschlandjahr Project: The future of My City

Would you like to play an active role in the future of your city in Germany’s Ruhr area or the Rust Belt region in the U.S.?

Join a cross-cultural team and win a trip to the Ruhr area and the U.S. Rust Belt region! The Future of My City is an intercultural student project with the aim to promote the cultural exchange of students from the Ruhr Area in Germany and the Rust Belt Area in the United States. It was established as a part of the Year of German-American Friendship (Deutschlandjahr USA). Would you like to be an active part of the future of your city in the German Ruhr Area or the Rust Belt Region in the USA?

We invite you, undergraduate and graduate students as well as experts, to develop innovative solutions to local challenges your cities face. You will jointly work on economic, urban and social ideas to foster a future-oriented development of your city. Ultimately, the two most innovative projects will be awarded with a trip to the counter region in order to meet the other teams and experts, exchange ideas and get to know the Ruhr Area in Germany or the region of the American Rust Belt.

Registration for this year's project have been closed.


October 2018: Official launch of The Future of My City
January 28, 2019: Registration deadline for experts and students and deadline for submission of further topics
May 31, 2019: Project submission deadline and final presentations by students
June 2019: Announcement of the winning teams
July-October 2019: Trip to the Ruhr area and the Rust Belt region by winning teams


Read more about the project