“Für Mittwoch, den 27.7.2011 ab 16.00 Uhr laden wir auf pb21.de zum nächsten Webtalk. Es wird um die praktische Arbeit mit dem Internet im Rahmen von Seminaren und Workshops gehen. Die Frage lautet: “Inwieweit lassen wir Teilnehmende in der Bildungsarbeit selber (schlechte) Erfahrungen online machen – und wo liegen die Grenzen?”
Zum Erfahrungsaustausch werden dabei sein:
Michaela Rüffert, Gemeindeverwaltung Ginsburg-Gustavsburg
Anselm Sellen, Europa-Haus Marienberg
Guido Brombach, DGB Bildungswerk
Jöran Muuß-Merholz, pb21.de (Moderation)
und hoffentlich auch Sie?
Wie immer gilt: Sie brauchen weder Vorkenntnisse noch spezielle Software oder Hardware. Sie sehen die Sprecher via Video. Aber die weiteren Teilnehmenden benötigen keine Kamera, sondern können sich auf Wunsch via Textchat einbringen.
Sie können uns Fragen für den Webtalk oder eigene Meinungen und Erfahrungen auch vorab über die Kommentarfunktion senden.”
This week @thinkeurope is welcoming the folks over at Young Germany to our partners and cooperations section. What is Young Germany and what do they do? They’re here to tell you in their own words. Check back @thinkeurope for more Young Germany.
“Keep up with YOUNG GERMANY and don’t miss the latest news about innovation nation Deutschland. Meet high potentials from all over the world and be a part of our platform that provides career services, information and insider tips for your life in Germany. We give support.”
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The youth committee of EUNET is looking for European partners to start a Photo project. The project will start this year and is dedicated to raise awareness for the European year of “Active Ageing”. The Photo Contest is the Youth Committees first step to support intergenerational dialogue. The main objectives of the contest are:
The project aims to create a photo exhibition expressing what the intergenerational dialogue looks like in European countries. This exhibition is thought to be presented for the first time at the General Assembly of EUNET in Metz October 2011. In the following months the exhibition will be hosted by the partner organizations that would like to use it. The Exhibition will consist of a portfolio of photos and descriptive texts. The exhibition will in addition be available on the internet.
What is expected from the partners of this project?
Until the 29th of April the youth committee would like to know which member organizations would like to participate in this photo exhibition project. The deadline for handing in the three pictures and descriptive texts is the 10th of September. The pictures should be loosley connected to issues surrounding the issues of intergenerational dialogue. The descriptive texts should provide a short history of the “pictures histories” and the thoughts behind them, as well as information about the demographic situation of the country in which the pictures were taken.
Click on the following images to see the official calls for proposal (available in English and German)
We are part of a European-wide network of NGOs which deal with European issues and promote the European idea without forgetting to be critical in their judgements. The “European Network for Education and Training – EUNET” consists of over 60 member institutions in almost 20 European countries – not only EU member states. This is a phantastic basis for multinational cooperation and joint projects about the European Union. The board of EUNET will gather today and tomorrow at the international education centre “Gimborn” not far away from Cologne. These meetings will be followed by joint sessions with our four committees of EUNET. These committees deal with various topics like methodology, development of the network, youth in our network and migration. It is a lively and active platform for our member institutions to work on. We’re looking forward to a great output and a positive development for the future. This is an open network welcoming new organisations which feel themselves committed to European education. If you’re interested feel free to contact us any time!
Der Inhalt: Praxis der politischen Bildung
„think europe“ steht stellvertretend für die internationale Bildungsarbeit im Europa-Haus Marienberg. Ziel ist es Jugendliche aus der ganzen Welt zusammen zu bringen, zu vernetzen und gemeinsam mit ihnen ein Bewusstsein und Strategien für politische Partizipation zu entwickeln. Dienste des Web 2.0 wie Facebook, Twitter, YouTube sind dabei wichtige Werkzeuge vor, während und nach der Seminararbeit. Wie genau kann das aussehen? Was sind die Voraussetzungen? Welche Erfahrungen macht man als Erwachsenenbildner mit dem Web 2.0? Und vor allem: Was bringt das alles für die politische Bildung? Das sind die Leitfragen für den #pb21-Webvortrag mit Anselm Sellen.
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The Federal Agency for Civic Education in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Germany (Regional Representation in Bonn) have announced another round of “Young European Professionals”. YEPs are younger European citizens between 16 and 23 who are trained in European issues to communicate the European Union to peers of the same age. You can ask YEPs to come to your school, sports club or whatsoever to have a special event about the EU.
Now you have the opportunity to become one of those YEPs. The application is published and you’ll find all necessary information on
It’s a great opportunity for you to be engaged and active in the field of European education. Train yourself and let others benefit from your experience. Build Europe by yourself!!!
Das Bildungsministerium in Rheinland-Pfalz hat das “Weiterbildungsportal RLP” gestartet. Auf der Plattform lassen sich diverse Weiterbildungsangebote und Trainings finden. Die Themenbereiche sind breit gestreut. Auch das Europa-Haus Marienberg ist dort mit Aktivitäten präsent. Natürlich finden sich dort auch Seminare und Jugendbegegnungen von “think europe” wieder. Vielleicht eher ein Einstieg für deutsche Interessenten, aber durchaus auch etwas für internationale Kollegen/innen, die auf der Suche nach einer geeigneten Fortbildung sind. Viel Spaß beim stöbern, einfach hier klicken…
“The Youth Democracy Award is awarded for the third time. By awarding a project, that advocates Democracy or Democratizing in Europe in an outstanding way, it aims to appreciate and acknowledge the commitment of/to young people. End of February, the Jury consisting of young people, is going to choose the winner. The awards assembly is going to take place in Mai in Bonn, in cooperation with the International Democracy Award, Bonn. The Jury consists of young people at the age between 16 and 26 years, who are politically active and engaged in different branches.“
This is an excerpt from the official announcement of the Youth Democracy Award. Remember back to October/November 2010 when we gathered all back here in the Europe House for our international Web 2.0 seminar connecting Social Media and democratic participation. Our event fits pretty well the requirements the Award is looking for. Thus we handed in our project and now we’re taking part in this competiton. Of course we are follwing the Olympic creed
“The most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight;the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.”
So, push your thumps. We did work alreday very hard and it was a fantastic project…maybe we can win even more 😉
If you are interested you can find more information here:
Breaking News: The European Presidecy has just announced the launch of 2011s year of Volunteering website. I guess it’s time for us to volunteer and go abroad or stay and join the voluntary work!
We will provide all the information we can get a hold of on this blog – so stay tuned and be amazed by the wide range of possibilities the EU offers! This is no commercial! We are aware of all the discourses that shed a negative light on the EU. But where there is shadow, there has to be light and this certainly is shining bright!
The European Voluntary Service (EVS), an EU scheme enabling young people to do voluntary service abroad, is the EU’s chief form of support for volunteering. It has reached its tenth birthday and the European Commission and others see this as a cause for celebration.
The EUNET Youth Committee has dedicated its last meeting in Metz to bringing this issue (and other chances to go abroad) to students of the Supélec in Metz (Grandes Ecoles). An Ivy League university for the field of economics and engineering in France.
Our Team consisted of 5 member institutions of the EUNET organisation. Students were quite reserved at the beginning of our lecture / Workshops, but thawed when it became clear that all “The-EU-sends-you-abroad-programmes” are offering a wide range of possibilities.check this presentation for further information
Looking back at our meeting Metz, which was also dedicated to come up with new and inventive projects for 2011 (a task fulfilled!), we must admit – it was a fun and productive time… stuffed with great food and some french sightseeing (Centre Pompidou). After two hard days of work our hosts (Michael Stange and Richard Stock from CERS) even made us try mussle – a more than doubtful pleasure.
To stay informed about the latest developments in our houses and within the EUNET organization you can follow the Youth Committee on Twitter.If you have any questions concerning EVS or other European programmes contact us any time – we are glad to help!
|The Youth Committee Team: Anselm, Sylvia, Michael, Christian not in this picture but important parts of the team: Claudia and Michael “the Greek”|
|Christian Höfer, Michael Stange, Sylvia Heinrichs|
|Arrival at the Supélec… oh and here we have Claudia on the far right|
|Creative Workshop Session|
|Stunned and thrilled students|
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Every year is dedicated to a special topic in the EU. Next year we will have the European Year of Volunteering in the European Union. It is a great opportunity to show all the work done on voluntary basis and to promote the non-profit sector European wide. We learned from our Network of Europe House that there will be an officail start incl. the launch of the website of this European year on December 2nd 2010 in Brussels.
Beside the official material for the European year there is already a website online called “EYV 2011 Alliance”. The website is a plattform of various networks throughout Europe connetcted to the field of voluntary work. It’s a very good source to start into the topic and read about it. You can find the Alliance website here http://www.eyv2011.eu/
More ressources from the EYV 2011 – let’s us know and we will promote it via “thinkeurope”!
18 years old and tired of Germany? With the EVS Programme you will be able to do voluntary work in a European country of your choice.You need to be between 18 and 30 years old. The Programme covers all costs!!!
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is Action 2 of the Community YOUTH IN ACTION Programme. It supports transnational voluntary service by young people. Its aims are to develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, primarily so as to sustain social cohesion in the European Union. It encourages active citizenship and enhances mutual understanding among young people. These general objectives will be achieved by: helping young people participate in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union; giving young people the opportunity to express their personal commitment through voluntary activities at European and international level; involving young volunteers in a non-profit-making, unpaid and full-time activity for the benefit of the general public in a country other than their country of residence.
YOU SHOULD GO – This is a unique chance to finally make some life changing experiences – I know this sounds like an advertisement, but in this case it’s not!
Here is a collection of paperwork / information that will allow you to develop a better picture of this Programme and what it does for you.
http://www.ngoserbia.com/EVS_guide.pdf (This is probably the most important piece of information, since it takes you through the whole Programme step by step – Very well written as well… easy to understand!)
http://ec.europa.eu/youth/evs/aod/hei_en.cfm (This link will help you to find a project of your interest)