About Us

For more than 15 years CGE Erfurt e.V. has been bringing about change into local communities in Europe. 

Moving Education Forward.

CGE Erfurt e.V. is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Erfurt, founded in 2005 and run by migrant-background professionals. Within the framework of non-formal education, CGE empowers participants and communities as active agents in their learning journey. 


For CGE, Non-Formal Education is centred on the following principles:

  • voluntary participation
  • holistic approach
  • facilitating a non-competitive environment
  • learning through experience
  • active participation 
  • placing the group as a source of learning 
  • learner-centered & values-based education

Our Team

A diverse multidisciplinary team committed to projects that matter.

Dr. Ammalia Podlaszewska

Chairwoman - Program Manager

Zafar Saydaliev

Program Manager

Maryna Bykova

Vice-Chairwoman - Project Manager

Thorsten Glaser

Financial Adviser

Carla Molteni

Project Co-Coordinator

Robert Nesirky

Project Coordinator

Vladislav Artiukhov

Project Coordinator

Sokhiba Zayniddinova

Financial Assistant

Shauna Shanmugan

Project Co-Coordinator

Rebecca Hausner

Project Co-Coordinator

European volunteers

Each year our team gets supported by the European Solidarity Corps volunteer program, who bring new European perspectives to our work and the Thuringian community.

Tikhon Pokazanev


Fatima Azadli


Antonin Maquin


Mariana Matoso


Let's Work towards a European future

Our partner networks

CGE Erfurt e.V. is part of several European networks and collaborates closely with a number of institutions and organisations world-wide.