Deutsch-Französisches Institut
Frankreich-Bibliothek Frankreich-Bibliothek
Deutsch-Französisches InstitutFrankreich-Bibliothek

The Institute


The dfi combines applied research with active promotion of the exchange of information and experience between France and Germany, thus laying the foundation for open dialogue and constructive cooperation between the two countries within the European context. Thanks to its extensive documentation and archiving of relevant material on France and Franco-German relations, the dfi is able to provide rigourous analyses and the relevant background information to support the work of those involved in politics, media, business, administration and associations. The comparative nature of our research also allows us to meet the demand for information and expertise arising from the increased French interest in Germany.


The institute is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the regional government of Baden-Württemberg and the town of Ludwigsburg. In addition, projects are also financed by prestigious foundations, such as Robert Bosch, the Asko Europa-Stiftung, Entente Franco-Allemande and Wüstenrot. The Institute's activities are also supported by numerous firms and partner organisations. The dfi is a registered association.

Further information available in French or German.