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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May Day: Solidarity Is In The Air

May Day: Solidarity Is In The Air

On May Day 2018, CGE was part of a broad coalition of NGO’s, social movements, informal groups and individual citizens who got together behind the slogan “Nazis Mattsetzen” to protest against the attempt from NPD of claiming the International Worker’s Day as a nationalist holiday and spreading hate and racism around Erfurt unopposed. Continue reading

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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 competences, knowledge and practical tools to foster a human and truly intercultural side in all the projects they deliver. Continue reading

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