About CGE

We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Erfurt, founded in 2005 and run by young professionals, who are designing, implementing and evaluating local and international youth projects. CGE Erfurt e.V. has more than 10 years of experience creating educational concepts, that allow participants to develop a self-defined strategy of learning in the framework of non-formal education.

Our fields of work

Through the years, CGE has been striving to develop and implement initiatives, which are interdisciplinary in nature employing different non-formal education methods. The organization tries to address current societal issues, in local and international level, by organizing projects on the following areas:

Civic Education

For many years, education has concerned itself with preparing people to coexist with their peers and assume the responsibilities that exist in society entails. Today, more than ever before, educationa...
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Employability

Unemployment is one of the problems that an individual may face today. According to a report from Eurostat, as of March 2017 an estimation of 19.716 million men and women in the EU-28, of whom 15.515 ...
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Media Literacy

With the widespread use of social media, information is spread easily. Hate speech online, spread of fake news, irresponsible and inappropriate usages of different social networking sites are some of ...
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Sustainability & Well-being

CGE also works on various initiatives that promote sustainable development and the well being of the people in the community particularly the youth. The organization believes that to be able to live o...
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Recent Projects

These are our projects done in the last 6 months.

Street Workout – Each One Teach One

Start & End Date: 15.01.2016-14.01.2017 Place: Weimar, Banja Luka, Tallin Participating Countries: Germany, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzeg

Volunteering Goes Europe

Start & End Date: 01.02.2016-30.09.2017 Place: Weimar, Sajan, Erfurt Participating Countries: Germany, Albania, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, Slovakia, Montenegro, Romania, the Former Yugoslav Republic

We Against Hate Speech 2.0

Start & End Date: 28.06.2016-01.12.2016 Place: Weimar, Sajan Participating Countries: Germany, Serbia Project Partner: Youth Meeting and Education Center Sajan (RS) Number of Participants: 48

Lost Home – Verlorene Heimat

Start & End Date: 25.08.2016-01.09.2016 Place: Erfurt Participating Countries: Germany, Ukraine, Russia Project Partners: Dnipropetrovsk regional youth non-governmental organization "MIKS" (UA)

Recent posts

08
Jan

Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)Discrimination

Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)discrimination is the final outcome of the same-titled project which brought together young people from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Germany around the topic of discrim...
25
Nov

Code and Youth ME – Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Weimar

On November 17th CGE team packed a box of electronic devices and rushed to join famous "Long Night of Sciences" - a theme for events dedicated to promote science and scientific research. (more…...
12
Nov

Code and Youth Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus

November 11th was marked in the calendar of all Nicosians interested in high-tech long time ago. The date was saved for the multiplier event, the conference prepared by Emphasys Centre & Cypru...
20
Oct

Call for participants – Solidarity Architects

We are inviting you to apply for our upcoming project - "Solidarity Architects; Youth deconstructing walls of exclusion!". A project made in cooperation between CULTURE GOES EUROPE - Soziokulturell...
Street Workout – Each One Teach One
Start & End Date: 15.01.2016-14.01.2017 Place: Weimar, Banja Luka, Tallin Participating Countries: Germany, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzeg
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Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)Discrimination
Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)Discrimination
Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)discrimination is the final outcome of the same-titled project which brought together young ...
Code and Youth ME – Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Weimar
Code and Youth ME – Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Weimar
On November 17th CGE team packed a box of electronic devices and rushed to join famous "Long Night of Sciences" - a them...
Code and Youth Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus
Code and Youth Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus
November 11th was marked in the calendar of all Nicosians interested in high-tech long time ago. The date was saved ...
Call for participants – Solidarity Architects
Call for participants – Solidarity Architects
We are inviting you to apply for our upcoming project - "Solidarity Architects; Youth deconstructing walls of exclusion!...
Monday meeting in late September – Plans, new projects and welcoming newcomers!
Monday meeting in late September – Plans, new projects and welcoming newcomers!
  Wake up before September ends 🍁 #MondayMeeting@CGEErfurt On the last Monday of September CGE team as usual
EVS Biking Tour to Drei Gleichen
EVS Biking Tour to Drei Gleichen
On one of the last weekends of August CGE crew (Ondra Holan & Mikaela Petrakieva - the , Marina Bykova) together wit

Our Team

Ammalia is a researcher, independent consultant, urban planner, designer and teacher. Her bachelor degree was attained in Indonesia at the faculty of Design and Art, Bandung Institute of Technology. After several years working in the industry, she decided to persue her master degree in Germany thanks to the Indonesian Foreign Ministry’s scholarship. Following the graduation from the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bauhaus- Universität Weimar in 2010, she gained experience in practice as urban planner and designer in Amsterdam (Netherland) and Koszalin (Poland). She has been teaching at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar with the topic of Changing Landscape and Sustainable Tourism, while conducting her PhD research from 2012-2015 as a Freistaat Thüringen Stipendium holder and DAAD scholarship holder in 2016.
-Ammalia Podlaszewska
Zafar is the Managing Director of CGE Erfurt e.V. He is experienced in programme/project management, project development and evaluation, overseas experience and an advanced academic degree in Public Policy. He has Bachelors degree in Management and Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Erfurt, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. Since then he also worked as a Programme officer at the PLATTFORM e.V. Prior to his Master studies, he gained experience in project management, fundraising, coordination, project development and evaluation in various international organizations and NGOs such as USAID, The Pragma Corporation, UNDP and OSCE.
-Zafar Saydaliev
Marina is a graduate of the School of International Economic Relations and Tourism Business, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Her scientific field of interest lies within convergence of knowledge, technology and society (CKTS) with the focus on U.S. and EU science policy. She did her European Voluntary Service in European Youth Education and Meeting Centre in Weimar, thus gaining extensive experience in non-formal education. Marina is also a member of Ukraine Debate Federation.  
-Marina Bykova
Moritz is a project coordinator at CGE, an inter-disciplinarily trained social scientist, NGO-administrator and writer. Having studied in Jena, Vilnius and at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt, he left university with degrees in Governmental Studies and Public Policy and has been writing about the impact of the web on society writ large and structural challenges to today's societies since the late 2000s. At CGE, he develops and implements projects on structural problems in today’s Europe such as the future of the European idea, how to effectively combat far-right populism by means of remembrance and education, or the active participation of refugees in European civil society.
-Moritz Borchardt
Jhon has both the educational background and practical experiences in organizing and implementing projects. He earned his Master's degree in Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. Doing his master's degree enabled him to widen his horizon in terms of developing and implementing projects. His areas of interest include social development, sustainable development, and social justice. He is also implementing a project for the street children in the Philippines funded by Engagement Stiftung. Jhon is a certified volunteer and student leader.
-Jessie Jhon Mateo-Magkilat
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