Training Course: What keeps our societies together? Diversity, democracy and dialogue in times of migration.

Dates: 2-13 August 2017

Venue: Bad Bevensen & Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Germany, Lithuania, Poland

Application deadline: 15th June 2017

ATTENTION: Participants from Northern Ireland are fixed; this is a call for participants from Germany, Lithuania and Poland only.

International summer program for youth leaders / youth workers from Germany, Poland, Lithuania & Northern Ireland. Our methods will be designed for train the trainers’ needs: inspiring, intercultural and integrative.

General Description

Are our societies falling apart? Is our democratic sys-tem falling apart?
Is Europe falling apart?

So many people seem to be alarmed. In all over Europe we detect a mix of skepticism and anxiety leading to those questions.

Politicians, analysts, and media specialists are not at a loss for explanations: They identify the influx of migrants, the economic crises and the threat of terrorism as reasons for public unrest.

With this project we will address the challenges to our political order, our democratic values, our human resources and finally identify the factors that keep our societies together.

1. societies falling apart? In a period of post-industrialization, of post-democracy, of post-nationalism, of post-modernism not everybody is on the winning side in our societies.

2. The basic values of our societies: Can we agree on common values in our societies and in Europe?

3. Dialogue and diversity in times of migration: Which kind of dialogue do we need in order to keep society at a balance?

4. strengthening coherence in society: What can finally keep our societies together? We will not just find answers to this basic question.

We will transfer our answers into project designs for follow-up activities and projects determined to keep society together. The impact and effects of this project will go far beyond its actual train the trainers program.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

We don’t want to enter into relationship with you as the providers of a service for a consumer. We want to enter into a more human relationship with you, as co-producers and collaborators in the transformation of ourselves and our world.

To support this intention, rather than offering our work as a service to be bought, we ask for contributions to make this work possible.

– travel expense refund up to a maximum of 100 € for German, 180 € for Polish & 225 € for Lithuanian participants (actual travel costs).

– participation fee: different in each country due to different levels of living standard and income situation in the participating countries;

€ 250 for participants from Germany (students 200 €), 50 € for participants from Poland, 35 € for Lithuanians; including full board in Bad Bevensen / half board in Berlin and accommodation (double rooms in Bad Bevensen, triple rooms in Berlin); program costs, transfer to Berlin and excursions




Gustav Stresemann Institut in Nds. e.V.- NGO

Phone: (+49) 05821/955-113

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Diversity, Democracy & Dialogue InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ina Bülow


Fax: (+49) 05821/955-299