Moving Education Research Spaces Europe Forward

Since 2005, CGE Erfurt e.V. has implemented educational programs that place learners and communities as active agents of their learning processes

Through research, cooperation, and long-term engagement, we work with the spaces of social entrepreneurship, urban planning, climate action, migrant civic engagement, and more.

Our projects are supported by:

European Dimension within Non-Formal Education

For 17 years, CGE Erfurt e.V. has worked with a broad range of educators to develop peer-to-peer, non-formal, experiential learning experiences that place learners as active agents of their learning processes

Identifying challenges

Our projects undertake needs-analysis through a participatory approach with impacted communities.

Research & Analysis

Formal research, from desk-based, to action-based, inform all stages of our project lifecycles.

Work with target groups

Peer-to-peer learning is a key methodology used during activities; our target groups often co-implement.

Working Locally and Globally

CGE works locally in Erfurt, Germany, on a long-term basis, and manages global cooperations in Uzbekistan and the Philippines. We see new partnerships as an opportunity to bring our skills into new sectors and spaces, with the opportunity to cooperate on innovative projects.

Non-Formal Education

Project implementation takes place through diverse methods, such as training courses, seminars, workshops, study visits, exchanges, volunteer services, focus groups, conferences, forums and other formats with local regional, national, European and international partners through non-formal education. 

We aim to encourage a peer-to-peer learning environment, that transcends national borders, social backgrounds, and work towards a shared identity as engaged citizens of Europe and the world at large. 

Gamified learning experiences
Experiential Learning
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Peer-to-Peer learning

Learning from experiences of one another is one of the key elements in our work

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Open Access Hubs

Our technical equipment is available for innovators and activists in the local community

Innovation

We strive to innovate in teaching methodologies as well as use cutting-edge technologies for educational purposes. The diverse technical background of our team members and equipments, available through the established hubs, allows CGE to bring innovation to every intellectual product we are working on.

Coding & Robotics
Media Hub
Drone Piloting
ICT technologies

16

Years of Experience

100+

Projects Implemented

23

Volunteers Hosted

40+

Intellectual Outputs

Recent Posts

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Call for Trainers: COMPASS Training Course in Weimar, May 2024

Call for Trainers: Training Course in Weimar, May 2024 About the project: How can NGOs effectively communicate information about services, education, training, and social opportunities …

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Reflecting on an Unforgettable Journey: PM4I’s Wandering Living Room Event

The PM4I team, alongside the dedicated Placemaking Ambassadors, embarked on a one-of-a-kind experience with our Wandering Living Room event. On the 26th of August, we …

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Job Offer at CGE Erfurt e.V. //  Stellenangebot bei CGE Erfurt e.V

We opened a new position and welcome applicants with various backgrounds.

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Actively Critical, Critically Active – Youth Exchange // Adventure Exploring New Horizons

From August 16th to 24th, we embarked on an exciting journey in Mühlhausen, Germany, as part of the Actively Critical, Critically Active Youth Exchange project! …

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PLANET4B // Join our Learning Community of Urban Youth

Are you passionate about biodiversity and nature, and would like to empower other young people to take part in decision-making regarding these topics? Are you …

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COMPASS // Research Update on Erasmus+ Inclusivity

Peer-to-Peer Communication // Financial Barriers of Access // Lack of Organisational Capacity for Inclusive Measures Project number: 2022-2-DE02-KA210-YOU-64C07EDB Erasmus+: Key Action 2 – Small-scale partnerships …

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PLANET4B – IASC2023 Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

At the XIX Biennial IASC Conference titled “The Commons We Want: Between Historical Legacies and Future Collective Actions”, taking place between the 19th and 24th …

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PLANET4B – Case Study “Urban Youth” Meeting in Erfurt

It’s time to play! On June 14th, 2023 we gathered again with our colleagues from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle (Saale) – this time …

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COMPASS – Co-Creating Communications with Young Migrants

How can NGOs effectively relay crucial information about services, education, training, and social opportunities to the new migrant communities that need them, especially reaching the …