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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Latest Projects

These are our projects done in the last 6 months.

Community Goes Europe

Start & End Date: 01.05.2018 - 30.04.2020 Participating Countries: Germany, Portugal, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Spain Project Partners: Kharkiv Association for Active Youth "Stella" (Ukraine), Ass

Culture Goes Digital

Start & End Date: 01.08.2018 – 30.06.2019 Place: Nicosia, Cyprus Participating Countries: Cyprus, Germany Project Partners: Emphasys Centre (Cyprus) Number of Participants: 12 participants ...

Chill Out

Start & End Date: 01.07.2018 - 08.07.2018 Place: Traben-Trarbach, Germany Participating Countries: Germany, Greece, Spain and Serbia. Project Partners: Hellenic Youth Participation (Greece), ...

How Do We Remember?

Start & End Date: 01.10.2017 – 31.07.2018 Participating Countries: Germany and Belarus Project Partners: Belarusian Oral History Archive (Belarus) Number of Participants: 30 participants Gr...

Recent posts


Successful kick-off of the Shrinking Cities project

With a kick-off meeting from the 25th till the 28th of November 2018, the project “Strengthening the role of youth work in contesting dynamics of shrinking cities” was successfully started in the Hum...

Call for Participants – Staring at Goats

 The “Staring at Goats” project will feature a Spring School, which will take place in Mühlhausen, Germany from 06.03. - 13.03.2019. And we are inviting you to apply and participate! Are you int...

CGE’s Volunteers go to Hamburg

Last week, two of our volunteers from the project Community Goes Europe, Ana and Duarte, completed their On Arrival Training in Hamburg. It was a busy week, filled with seminars, meeting new friends ...

Stadt Im Dialog 3: Study Visit

In the context of "growth of urban activism in small Russian cities through P2P learning" the "Stadt im Dialog 3" project just had its second activity carried out: a visit to some of Germany's best ex...

Our Team

Mateeullah is undertaking his PhD research on ‘Community Affairs in Transition’ at the University of Erfurt. With Master’s degree in Public Policy from Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and former experience in research and project management, he has been assisting CGE in initiatives, projects execution and organizational matters. Previously, in his capacity as Young Parliamentary Associate he helped the parliamentary committees in the Parliament of Pakistan. His interests include democratization processes, educated youths’ impact on society and evolutionary development of community affairs.
-Mateeullah Tareen
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 a Project Finance Officer at 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 project manager, researcher, urban planner, and teacher. She gained experience 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 Urban Planning", while conducting her PhD research from 2012-2017. In CGE, she works as project manager mainly on the theme of sustainable education and capacity building.
-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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