Sustainability Matters! Local actions and projects in Thuringia

Sustainability Matters! Local actions and projects in Thuringia

On the 1st June 2018, during the ‘‘Sustainable Month‘‘, CGE Erfurt e.V. was taking part as the organizer and facilitator of a panel discussion consisting of local experts on the topic of sustainable community and grassroots initiative. The panelists talked about their local actions and projects in encouraging and creating urban community in Thuringia. Continue reading

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History Education and Remembrance – Why We Remember?

History Education and Remembrance – Why We Remember?

Even in 2018, World War II casts a considerable shadow over the politics and education of the day – and justifiedly so. From the rise of far-right populism in many parts of Europe, and a resurgence of “strong-man” leaders, this part of history serves as an important warning to educators and activists today. Continue reading

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Pressemitteilung: (Wie) Erinnern wir uns? Internationaler Nachmittag zur Erinnerungskultur in Weißrussland und Deutschland

Pressemitteilung: (Wie) Erinnern wir uns? Internationaler Nachmittag zur Erinnerungskultur in Weißrussland und Deutschland

Am 16.05. von 14.30 – 17.00 Uhr veranstaltet CGE Erfurt e.V. in Kooperation mit dem Belarusian Oral History Archive, dem Erinnerungsort Topf und Söhne und der Geschichtswerkstatt Leonid Lewin einen Themen-Nachmittag zu den Erinnerungskulturen in Weißrussland und Deutschland mit anschließender Diskussion im Erinnerungsort Topf und Söhne. Continue reading

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Solidarity Architects; Youth deconstructing walls of exclusion

Solidarity Architects; Youth deconstructing walls of exclusion

We live in times in which the overwhelming humanitarian crisis takes away lives, homes, well-being and dignity of millions of people on the move. Many of those people are exposed to extreme suffering. It happens on our watch. Many of us, who witness this suffering from the other side of the “wall” remain passive in face of injustice and, even if we want to act, we often
lack a clear idea where and how to start influencing and changing the situation for better. In the surge of such a vast and overwhelming crisis we are often unable to see the value and significance of small-scale actions. Continue reading

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EVS Blog: Skiing in Schmiedefeld

EVS Blog: Skiing in Schmiedefeld

The 24th of February was marked red in our calendars: that weekend day was picked for a one-day-trip to the Winterwelt Schmiedefeld, a regional winter sport resort. So, on that cold Saturday morning our small group of ten, consisting of CGE staff members, students from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and European volunteers from Erfurt based EVS host organisations (Alice from the Naturfreundejugend Thüringen, Antoine from the Thuringian state chancellery and Ondra & Fred from CGE) met in front of Erfurt main station to take part in an amazing adventure! Continue reading

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Bojana Matuzovic

Bojana Matuzovic

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.

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