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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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.

Quo Vadis, Europe?

Start & End Date: 06.08.2017 - 13.08.2017 & 19.10.2017 - 26.10.2017 Place: Weimar, Dnipro Participating Countries: Germany, Ukraine, Russia Project Partners: Dnipropetrovsk regional youth n

Encyclopedia of (Anti)discrimination

Start & End Date: 30.07.2017 - 06.08.2017 & 02.09.2017 - 09.09.2017 Place: Weimar, Tuzla Participating Countries: Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo Project Partners: Tuzla Open Centre

Subjects not Objects

Start & End Date: 21.08.2017 - 16.12.2017 Place: Erfurt Participating Countries: Germany Project Partners: Thüringer Ministerium für Migration, Justiz und Verbraucherschutz Number of Participa

Stadt im Dialog: P2P Learning

Start & End Date: 01.05.2017-15.12.2017 Place: Berlin & Hamburg, Germany and St.Petersburg, Russia Participating Countries: Germany and Russia Project Partners: Centre for Independent Social Re

Recent posts


EVS Blog: My Mid-Term Seminar in Würzburg

Hello everyone! My name is Ondrej Holan, I come from the Czech Republic and I am a volunteer (formerly known as the European Voluntary Service, now part of the European Solidarity Corps) in CGE Erfur...

CGE goes Oberhof!

Dear volunteers and great people of Thuringia! Do you want to experience a winter fairy tale? ❄️ Join us, we have an idea you might like! 😉 Winter Has Come to Thuringia! The forecast predicts to ha...

EVS Blog: Bake It, Roll It, Eat It, Love It!

Hallöchen dear friends, if you have a gluten intolerant friend, but you still want to make them a nice sweet gluten-free dessert, we have a good solution for you: Gluten-free whipped cream roll

The Plagueville Night: Youth of Erfurt play a simulation

On the evening of February 8th the office of CGE was full of chatter, disputes and emotional expressions. The neighbours every now and then would pass the room and unwittingly checked what was happing...

Our Team

Bojana has been involved in different fields of activism and human rights initiatives in last five years. She has a Bachelor degree in international law which she has earned in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bojana has LLM degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from the Central European University and MA degree in Human Rights and Democracy in Southeastern Europe from the University of Sarajevo. Bojana has specialized in the area of constitutional theory and framing and forming constitutional identities. Bojana is a founder and board member of Tuzla Open Center, a nongovernmental organization which works on the promotion of LGBTI and women`s rights. At the moment she is engaged with the Culture Goes Europe as a project coordinator and youth trainer.
-Bojana Matuzovic
William is the Financial Director of CGE Erfurt e.V, being responsible for budget management of trainings and youth exchange projects, organization of internal finances and preparation of financial reports to funding institutions. He is a lawyer and an accountant and worked for 5 years as a tax consultant at PwC and at EY, in Brazil. His passion for sustainable urban mobility, renewable energies, corporate social responsibility and other public policy related topics led him to pursue a Master’s at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, in Germany.
-William Vallim
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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