Category Vielfalt in Europa

International Day against Racism at the Margot Friedländer Award 2017

The Margot Friedländer Award 2017 was yesterday awarded to two schools from Berlin. The keynote speech was given by the mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.

The first prize in the amount of 5.000 Euros was given to pupils of the Carl-Bosch-Oberschule. Their project, „Moving Sculptures“,  will take the form of a performance, that deals with the euthanasia murders performed by the Nazi regime at the Eichborndamm  238 in Berlin.

The second prize in the amount of 1.700 Euros was given to pupils of the Gottfried-Keller-Gymnasium. The Project „Sog nit kejnmol“ will research the biographies of Jewish people who lived near the school during the 1930s and 1940s. The project will end with a yearly commemorative ceremony at platform 17 at the station in Berlin Grunewald.

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Why the generation born after the fall of the Berlin Wall needs to position itself

The non-partisan initiative „Pulse of Europe“ invites you to show your support and to set an example together with them. Each Sunday thousands of people go onto the streets to stand up for a Europe they want to live in. They  are presenting their democratic, united Europe, which is respecting the human dignity, the rule of law, supporting the freedom of thought and action.

Last Sunday our col...

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Training the (peer) trainers in Porto, Münster and Dresden

Over the first weekend of March, a training event for the Foundation’s peer trainers took place in parallel in Porto (Portugal) and Münster as well as Dresden (Germany). The events focused on either introducing new trainers into the project or strengthening methodological skills and content-knowledge. The training in Porto was supported by Luis Menéndez of the Spanish team of Understanding Europe.

For the Portuguese team, according to Afonso Loureiro, project coordinator in Portugal, “Understanding Europe is of much importance for the Portuguese reality. We want to dismantle preconceptions about the EU. We want to successfully explain what is the EU and how it works. That way we will make youngsters engage more politically and make sure that their voices are heard. We are moved by the possibility of changing mentalities and working with youngsters to improve our EU and keep united in diversity.”

In Münster and Dresden, the...

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Dutch-German Forum 2017

On 17 – 18 January, the Dutch-German Forum 2017 took place in Berlin. It is a bilateral event supported by the Dutch and German Ministries of Foreign Affairs. For twenty years, the Dutch-German Forum has been serving as a civil society platform for exchange and discussions on current debates, which play a role in the bilateral relations and are of interest for both countries. Since 2012 the Schwarzkopf Foundation and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin organise a media seminar one day before the forum and open the Forum to more young minds and perspectives in Dutch and German relations.

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