solidarity Weekends

“The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.”

— Albert Schweitzer

The idea.

This two weekend activity is an initiative of CGE Erfurt e.V. in cooperation with several institutions to gather interested people to understand the current situation in Europe, debunk common myths about media publication during wars, discuss and find ways to show solidarity and provide help to people in need in Ukraine and Ukrainian people In Germany.

Photo: Quo vadis, Europe? Youth Encounter

Target group:

Youth, students, migrants, interested to learn, discuss and bring new ideas for showing solidarity in Europe.


The working language at all sessions will be English. The guided tours will mostly likely be offered in English.


May 6th

15:00-17:00 | STZ am Herrenberg
Games with Ukrainian children (Next Level)
19:30-20:00 | Saline34
Kick-Off of the Solidarity Weekends 2022.
20:00-22:00 | Saline34
Movie Night + Discussion "Us v.s Them. Where does solidarity begin?".

May 7th

16:00-18:30 | Saline34
Workshop "What to trust in a "post-truth" society?".
19:00-24:00 | Saline34
Networking with CGE Erfurt e.V. + BBQ.

May 8th

9:30-12:00 | Weimar
Education visit to former concentration camp "Buchenwald" in Weimar.
13:00-14:00 | Weimar
Reflection on the experience.

May 12th

17:00-19:30 | Saline34
Workshop "How can we help?" aimed to develop projects for Ukrainian refugees.
20:00-21:30 | Saline34
Game Night.

May 13th

16:00-18:00 | Saline34
Workshop "The magic of storytelling".
18:00-24:00 | Erfurt
Long Night of Museums in Erfurt

May 14th

12:00-13:30 | Andreasstraße 37a
Visit to the Memorial and Educational Site Andreasstraße.
13:30-14:30 | Uni Erfurt
Reflection on the visit.
14:30-15:30 | tbd
Presentation of "Walk the Peace Talk" project with Simbarashe Manyika (Teachers Without Borders).
20:00 | Saline34
Campfire "Stories We Carry" + Grill.

May 15th

11:00 | Erfurt Hbf
Solidarity Walk* to Weimar with Simbarashe Manyika.
17:00 | EJBW Weimar
Community dinner at the European Education and Meeting Centre Weimar.

*The program is subject to change and will be updated upon request of participants.

*Solidarity Walk

We would like to join Simbarashe Manyika, a graduate student in Education Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on his journey from Erfurt to Weimar to show solidarity with Ukraine, raise awareness for Ukrainian refugee children and to support the teachers devoted to their welfare.

#DecodingMedia Camps

The Solidarity Weekends program is implemented as part of the Erasmus+ funded project #DecodingMedia Camps (2019-1-DE04-KA105-017918) .

Cooperation Partners

The Solidarity Weekends are implemented with in cooperation with several organisations.