Call for participants living in Germany: Youth Exchange in Mühlhausen

Call for participants living in Germany: Youth Exchange in Mühlhausen
We are happy to welcome you to the project Show me a Future II - Dare 2 Do, from the 08/03/2020 until the 15/03/2020 Do you dare to dream? Yes, we do! That is why we are happy to welcome you to the Youth Exchange “Show me a Future II: Dare 2 Do”. The overall project “Show me a Future II: Dare 2 Dream!” was born out of many of the dominant public narratives in the early 21st century, the impact they have had on perceptions of the future of and in Europe...

“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...

Building solidarity across the nations: first online bridge

Building solidarity across the nations: first online bridge
On the 18th of December, CGE held the very first online bridge between the volunteers of Community Goes Europe 2! Following the International Volunteer Day, which we celebrated on the 5th of December, our four volunteers in Erfurt joined together with the volunteers in Portugal, Spain, Ukraine and Belarus to talk to each other about their experiences so far, their future goals and how they feel about their work. They even had the chance to get to know...

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...

Connected Learning: Second Partner Meeting in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Connected Learning: Second Partner Meeting in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
From October 3rd till October 4th, CGE team members Ammalia Podlaszewska and Zafar Saydaliev have visited a partner organisation @Еuni Partners Association, which hosted the second transnational meeting of the project “Promoting Quality Digital Youth Work through the Creation and Mapping of Connected Learning Pathways in Europe: an innovative way to reach marginalized young people”. #InCaseYouMissed: Connected Learning aims to creat...

#DecodingMediaCamp – Report from the Youth Exchange in Weimar

Junge Menschen in Deutschland, der Ukraine und Russland werden der Radikalisierung, als Reaktion auf die geopolitische Situation zwischen den genannten Ländern, die Wiederentdeckung des Nationalismus in Europa und die Zunahme von „Fake News“ weltweit, ausgesetzt. Die Medien tragen insbesondere zu diesem Prozess bei. Sie benutzen negative Nachrichten, um die jungen Köpfe zu beeinflussen. Die Europäische Kommission betont, dass “the ability to judge the tru...

DICIPASS4YOUTH: Kick-Off Meeting in Cyprus

DICIPASS4YOUTH: Kick-Off Meeting in Cyprus
On the past 12th and 13th of September our partners in Cyprus, Emphasys Centre, hosted the kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ Youth project DICIPASS4YOUTH (Digital Citizenship for Youth Empowerment). We at CGE participated along with four other partners: University of Pieraus (Greece), Global Citizens’ Academy (Lithuania), CCS Digital Education Limited (Ireland) and Open Europe (Spain). The meeting allowed all the participants to explore the new poten...