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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Celebrating Community Spirit: Highlights from the Frö(h)lich Platzfest in Weimar

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GOLD STAAT BRAUN / 8. Mai 2024

Am 8. Mai 2024, dem 79. Jahrestages der Befreiung vom deutschen Nationalsozialismus und der Beendigung des Zweiten Weltkriegs in Europa, findet in Erfurt und Thüringen …

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AI Lab insights: Hands-on experiments unveiling AI’s Role in shaping the 2024 elections

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Bridging Borders: Migration Stories and the Impact on European Elections

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How are adult migrants overcoming the digital divide? Insights from Germany-based research

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What should community spaces look like? Young migrants from Germany share some ideas

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NEET migrant community from Germany spoke: Outdoor Education Works

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PLANET4B // Unlocking Insights from the Workshop on Systems Mapping with the Learning Community

On February 24, 2024, the PLANET4B Learning Community convened for an inspiring and insightful workshop in Thuringia, Germany. The event brought together a diverse group …

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Weltoffenes Thüringen // We stand up for diverse and cosmopolitan Thüringia

As CGE Erfurt e.V., we are deeply committed to fostering a Thuringia that is open to the world and celebrates diversity. We envision a Thuringia …