BUILDING BRIDGES PODCAST: Episode 1

BUILDING BRIDGES PODCAST: Episode 1

The first episode of Building Bridges Podcast is now available for listeners! This week Duarte Lacerda had an interview with Markus Rebitschek – an experienced youth worker, founder of CGE Culture Goes Europe, now team member of Europäische Jugendbildungs- und Jugendbegegnungsstätte Weimar. The interview turned out to be an engaging conversation, during which Markus told us how he started as youth project organiser, what inspires him, about the choices he have made, and how he sees the future of youth work. He also answered the questions asked by our followers.

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Global warming: Local perspective from Erfurt – Panel Discussion Report

Global warming: Local perspective from Erfurt – Panel Discussion Report

The issue of global climate change is perceived as something that affects the whole planet, but is quite often overlooked when it comes to its impact on a particular area. This can make us underestimate the specific effects that it has on our city, region, and hence – lead to believe that it is something that happens far away and that input of every single person and community efforts won’t influence anything. We wanted to bring more attention to it.

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Stadt Im Dialog 3: Study Visit

Stadt Im Dialog 3: Study Visit

In the context of “growth of urban activism in small Russian cities through P2P learning” the “Stadt im Dialog 3” project just had its second activity carried out: a visit to some of Germany’s best examples on community-based initiatives tackling urban improvement. A group of 12 Russian urban activists had the chance to experience these projects and listen the stories directly from the experts. Continue reading

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Staring at Goats – Kick-off meeting in Weimar

Staring at Goats – Kick-off meeting in Weimar

As is the good custom between friends and colleagues, some things are best discussed in person. Thus, the project consortium of the Europe for Citizens – Remembrance project “Staring at Goats – Propaganda, Scapegoating and the Other 1918-2018” met last week in historic Weimar to share their visions and ideas how to best plan, frame and implement the project’s 13 events and campaign in the five partner countries. Continue reading

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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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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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