“Dare 2 Do” – Final Youth Exchange of “Show me a Future II”

“Dare 2 Do” – Final Youth Exchange of “Show me a Future II”
We started to dream about the future last August in Mühlhausen during“Dare 2 Dream Differently”, this continued in “Dare 2 Care” in Novemberin Thessaloniki, and we came back together again. From 08.03 to 15.03.2020, our SmaF team of Jasmin Jäger, Moritz Borchardt, Carolina Alves, Mike Cotterell and Ulyana Duve facilitated the third and final youth exchange of the KA1- Erasmus+ project “Show me a Future II: Dare 2 Dream!”, named “Dare 2 Do,” in Mühlhau...

Brave New YOU Reloaded: Kick-Off Meeting

Brave New YOU Reloaded: Kick-Off Meeting
On 24th until 26th February 2020, our CGE team Dr. Ammalia Podlaszewska and Moritz Borchardt attended a kick-off meeting Key Action 3 project Erasmus+ ‘’Brave New YOU- Reloaded’’ in Brussels Belgium. This project consists of 11 partner consortiums and is going to be implemented until 31th December 2021.  The two days meeting were cherished not only as the introductory meeting of the project, but also as a  partnership get-together and team buildin...

Thuringia stands undivided (#unteilbar) against Fascism – Official Statement

Thuringia stands undivided (#unteilbar) against Fascism – Official Statement
The political turmoil that has grappled Thuringia in the past week, its consequences on a regional and national level are unparalleled in the fifteen years CGE Erfurt’s existence. Founded on the idea of promoting intercultural and international understanding, the tolerance and equality of all humankind, CGE stands for a local and international network of collaborators, partners and volunteers from more than 10 countries on 4 continents who work with u...

“Where we’re going we don’t need roads”

“Where we’re going we don’t need roads”
Back in November, we went back to the future! Again! 4 members of CGE Erfurt went to Thessaloniki, Greece (without the DeLorean) to facilitate the second Youth Exchange of Show Me a Future II - Dare 2 Care! Jasmin Jaeger, Moritz Borchardt, Ulyana Duve and Mike Cotterell led sessions with invaluable help from Luiza Tsikala from the United Society of Balkans for 30 participants from Estonia, Italy, Germany, Greece and Romania. In these sessions, topic...

Whose city? Youth Work in the Shrinking City – Conference 2-4 December

Whose city? Youth Work in the Shrinking City – Conference 2-4 December
‘’The city is boring and there are no offers for teens. You can not do anything in summer or you already know it inside out.’’ ‘’Even the people living here do not convey a good impression among the young people (many old people who get drunks and unfriendly people)’’ ‘’There are not many new things for us to do’’ ‘’5/6 could not imagine staying in here (Altenburg), 1/5 remains because of the family’’ ‘’ You would rather go to Leipzig or Berli...

CGE in the European Mobility Week Erfurt 2019

CGE in the European Mobility Week Erfurt 2019
One month ago CGE took part of the European Mobility Week in Erfurt, an international campaign that started in 2002 with the aim to achieve a healthier lifestyle and quality of life for European inhabitants through the promotion of clean mobility and a more sustainable public transport. In 2019, during the week from the 16th to the 22nd of September, a total of 3,135 cities across Europe participated in the initiative. During the campaign, actions from...

Fighting the good fight, but for what? – Results of the 2018 European Civil Society Survey on Labour Rights for Civil Society Workers

Could you imagine Europe without any civil society organizations? It is hard to imagine our European community without all the activists, organizers and idealists in civic education who work tirelessly to promote the equal rights, diversity and solidarity in our society. In the big picture, the importance of civil society organizations as one of the main institutionsadvocating rights and values, promoting cultural and civic engagement and contribut...

“Advancing Digital Youth”, Youth Exchange in Erfurt

“Advancing Digital Youth”, Youth Exchange in Erfurt
As one of the final events, CGE Erfurt organized a Youth Exchange from the 8th until the 14th of July, 2019. The project was part of the Erasmus+ strategic partnership DC4JOBS. The aim of this youth exchange was to test the improved teaching materials from the DC4JOBS Spring School together with the young people from all over Europe. On July 10th, during "Advancing Digital Youth", CGE Erfurt e.V. together with its colleagues from the Erasmus+ st...

Intercultural learning and Beyond: Training Course in Italy

Intercultural learning and Beyond: Training Course in Italy
From 14th until 22nd of March two members of the CGE team, Moritz Borchardt and Elina Miagkovaitė, participated in the Training Course „I. LAB – Intercultural Learning and Beyond“ in Tortona, Italy. Young activists from 16 countries came together to explore the different dimensions of intercultural learning (ICL) in order to develop a new innovative approach and to equip youth trainers, youth workers, organizers and volunteers with the necessary competence...