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Training Course: Be active! Make a change in 2020!

Dates: 1-8 May 2020

Venue: St Albans, United Kingdom

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, designed for youth worker to improve communication and social skills

General Description

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, 34 participants, designed for youth workers/educators/ youth leaders/facilitators to improve communication and social skills of the youths. The topics addressed are wellbeing, inclusion and social dialogue.

‘Be active! Make a change in 2020!’ project aims to promote quality in youth work projects and their impact through creating a groundwork to build enhanced compassionate, thoughtful and healthy communities where participants can be confident with their emotions, share experiences, develop positive mind-sets and develop tools and strategies designed to address their social issues efficiently and develop their capacity.

Objectives:

  • To explore the concept of wellbeing, how to improve and maintain wellbeing;
  • To familiarise with and better understand how to create healthy, compassionate and supportive communities;
  • To promote values such as social inclusion, tolerance and empathy;
  • To raise attention about non-formal education as a tool to promote integration and fight against racism and xenophobia;
  • To explore concepts as compassion, empathy and mindfulness;
  • To develop youth workers’ skills, competences and knowledge in positive physiology, teamwork, leadership and coaching;
  • To develop their capacity to communicate in compassionate and nonviolent manner;
  • To create space for supporting process and development in order to build up competences of the participants on how be a good learner and how to be creative;
  • To assess and exchange good practices and common pitfalls;
  • To create space for creating new networks and for the fostering of new partnerships in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Participants

The seminar is designed for leaders working directly with and for young people on a daily basis like youth workers, trainers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders. Participants need to be willing and committed to fully participated during all sessions of the seminar and should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the seminar outcomes via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their partner organisation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band).

We will cover your travel costs according to the European Commission travel reimbursement to a maximum amount per country acording to the Erasmus +  distance calculator. Travel for Activity  will be reimbursed up to the following amounts per person:

  • UK – €20 -180 (depending on distance)
  • Latvia and Italy – €275
  • Greece, Romania, Malta and Turkey – €360
  • Cyprus – €530

UK visa fees will also be reimbursed (only if the visa is issued).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Tree of Colours CIC – Youth NGO

Phone: 07845066110

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Make a change – Be active.pdf

Contact for questions:

Madalina Gheorghe

E-Mail: treeofcolours2020@gmail.com

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Seminar 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting: Using the EU youth programmes as vehicles for positive societal change

Dates: 6-9 April 2020

Venue: Venue on the coast, Montenegro

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

This meeting aims to take stock of achievements of past EU – Western Balkans youth cooperation projects and to explore what is needed to increase impact and positive societal change and to initiate ways forward under the EU youth programmes after 2020.

General Description

This 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting is a follow up to the first two Europe – Western Balkans Youth Meetings held in 2016 and 2018. The overall aim of this Meeting is to continue the dialogue between youth workers and other stakeholders in the youth field from the Western Balkan region and other European countries about the role of European and cross-border cooperation and the European youth programmes (especially Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps) in stimulating positive societal change, supporting the development of youth work and youth policy and the European integration process.

This year’s Meeting takes place during the last year of the current Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. Attention will therefore be given to taking stock of achievements of past EU – WB cooperation projects and reflecting on what is needed to increase impact and encourage ways forward, in particular under the new generation of Erasmus+, youth field, and the European Solidarity Corps after 2020.

Rather than formulating recommendations for political processes that we cannot really influence, the meeting should be looking at what youth work practitioners, policy makers and the various other stakeholders involved, including the relevant support structures and institutions, could do to encourage further developments.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps has agreed on the need to reinforce communication between stakeholders (National Agencies, regional SALTOs, European Commission and external stakeholders) aiming to develop a coherent strategic approach for cooperation with Partner regions within the programmes. Outcomes of the discussions during the 3rd Europe – Western Balkans Meeting could be a concrete contribution to this effort of developing a strategy for the cooperation with the Western Balkan region.

The concrete objectives of the 3rd EU – Western Balkans Youth Meeting are:

  • Taking stock and celebrating the cooperation and participation of the Western Balkans in the EU youth programmes (Erasmus+ and ESC)
  • Critical review of the opportunities for cooperation with the Western Balkans offered by the new EU youth programmes
  • Exploring the linkage between the EU youth programmes and the further development of youth work, youth policy and research
  • Exploring the issues that are relevant for young people and that therefore could be tackled in transnational cooperation projects (connected to 11 youth goals of the EU Youth Strategy and see how they are relevant for the WB)
  • Providing space for contributing to the process of designing future cooperation with neighbouring partner countries (in the new EU youth programmes)
  • Offering space and time for quality networking in the EU – Western Balkans context
    Participants

We are looking for participants coming from Erasmus+ Programme countries and from Partner countries in the Western Balkans, in particular:

  • Youth workers, project managers, trainers, practitioners working with young people, who have used and further plan to use the European youth programmes in their work
  • Youth researchers and other professionals from the formal, informal, non-formal education sectors, connected to the Programmes
  • Regional or local level decision makers with some kind of transnational cooperation experience
  • Representatives of institutions supporting regional and / European cooperation in the youth work field with/in the WB region
    References

Discussions during the Meeting will refer to current developments related to the situation of youth work, youth policy and research (especially in the Western Balkan region), European youth work priorities and frameworks, the EU youth programmes as well as the EU accession process of the Western Balkan region.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: 0038614304747

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: 3rd EU – WB Meeting, Draft programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@movit.si

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible is 1 participant coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible are 1 or 2 participant(s) coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

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Training Course: Escape to Inspire

Dates: 21-25 January 2020

Venue: Valladolid, Spain

Eligible are 17 participants coming from: Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 20th November 2019

Future is about changing our habits and becoming environmentally more responsible. But how to involve society? How to deliver our message?“Escape to Inspire” is a project that aims to encourage young people to develop environmentally responsible actions.

General Description

Future is about changing our habits and becoming environmentally more responsible. But how to involve society? How to deliver our message? Often our communication with society is problem-focused that makes people feel guilty.

It could be that these messages scare them away from our activities because people don’t want to think about more problems than they have. Therefore we want to develop encouraging, solution–focused approaches to make people interested in environmental topics and inspire them to change their habits. Games create dynamics, challenge minds, foster cooperation and make people smile and it’s one of the ways how to create solution-focused and positive messages.

Therefore we want to create educative escape rooms about environmental topics to promote and deliver efficiently our message.

“Escape to Inspire” is a project that aims to develop educational escape rooms and escape games in order to raise awareness about actual environmental issues through game and by creating approaches that will encourage young people to develop environmentally responsible actions.

The training course will contain of following elements:

  • Getting to know each other and creating a safe learning community;
  • Sharing and discussing current environmental challenges and possible solutions in local, national and global level;

  • Educative escape rooms: what is it? Learning and experiencing conceptually and practically;
  • Building educative escape rooms / escape games in 3 place in Valladolid: environmental education center, school and youth center.
  • Creating educative escaper rooms for local communities in partner- countries.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided by hosting organisation for free.

Travel reimbursement

For this project we are looking for 2 participants from each partner country with following travel costs available for participants:

  • Spain: EUR 180
  • Netherlands, Croatia, Italy: EUR 275
  • Latvia, Estonia, Romania: EUR 360

Participation fee

There’s no participation fee

Application

Organiser:

Asociación Promesas – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • YES – Youth NGO

Phone: +34 611 445 756‬

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Escape to Inspire.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course Echàd: Urban games design

Dates: 4-9 November 2019

Venue: Venice, Italy

Eligible are 10 participants coming from: Italy, Lithuania, Spain

Application deadline: 14th October 2019

Training in Urban Games Design: tools for creation of Urban Games; ability to analyze the historical elements of birth of Semitic racism; interreligious awareness; ethnography; tools for innovation and self-entrepreneurship; communication and social media.

General Description

“Echàd: anti-semitic urban games” aims to involve a total of 70 young people and youth workers from 7 European organizations for the implementation and application of urban games related to the issue of anti-Semitism.

The milestones of the project are:

1-online pre-departure training, to deepen the cultural and historical context of the Youth Workers involved in the subsequent training;

2-training for youth workers in Design for Urban Games, five days and realization of 6 prototypes;

3-a youth exchange generator of the event Echàd Urban Games, with the involvement of the civilian population, in the urban spaces of the former Jewish ghetto.

The Learning Game Design methodology developed by Creativi108 will be used. It uses a co-generative and ideative approach to non-formal education. It takes its clue from the methodology of Design Thinking, but oriented on the reflection of social issues of education to inclusion, dialogue and non-violence.

Participants will benefit from multiple competences such as:

  • tools for the creation of Urban Games;
  • ability to analyze and understand the historical and narrative elements related to the birth of Semitic racism;
  • greater interreligious awareness;
  • ethnographic ability;

  • acquisition of tools for innovation and self-entrepreneurship;
  • communication and social media.

The call is open for the following countries:

3 persons from Italy, 4 persons from Spain, 3 persons from Lithuania.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Costs of food and accommodation will be fully covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

The amount per participant per travel is 275€

Participation fee

Membership fee required: 25€ at the arrival

Application

 

Organiser:

Creativi108 – Youth Ngo

Phone: +39 3472784857

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Echad Urban Games.pdf

Contact for questions:

Bonn Marktplatz

Training Course: Countering the Radicalisation of Young People (German speaking training course)

Dates: 13-19 October 2019

Venue: Ev.Jugendbildungs- und Begegnungsstätte Hirschluch, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

The fact that young people develop differently from social expectations is normal from a developmental and sociological point of view. During the training course we want to deal with the radical attitudes of young people.

General Description

Background: The fact that young people behave differently from social expectations is normal in terms of developmental psychology and sociology.

They question what is socially recognized, distance themselves from current social conditions, and embark on a search for their own identity and life plan. This questioning of the status quo by young people turns out to be more or less “radical”.

In the context of youth work, a distinction between security policy, preventive and educational aspects is all the more necessary. As with many other social issues, youth work must not be allowed to be taken up simply as a duty. Rather, youth work must clearly focus on its pedagogical work, which in principle is directed at all children and young people and young adults.

Develop an attitude: During the training, the experts work out and reflect on the causes, handling and effects of radicalisation tendencies among young people and agree on an attitude with which they want to counter them.

Learning methods: Participants should become familiar with methods and strategies that focus on communicating the basic common values of our society. The aim of these is to counteract radicalisation tendencies among young people and to avoid them.

Exchange experiences: The participants’ many years of experience from their work in the youth field make it possible to include different perspectives and problems. There will be room for the exchange of current developments, challenges and examples of good practice.

New project ideas can be developed and joint opportunities for action and shaping can be expanded.

Involving young people: The views and opinions of young people are essential and must be perceived first and foremost. That is why we follow an unusual training approach and will include it in our work processes and discussions in order to enable an ongoing dialogue at eye level between young people and specialists.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • Germany: 10-99 km: 20.00 EUR
  • Austria: 100-499 km: 180.00 EUR
  • Luxemburg, Italy : 500-1999 km: 275.00 EUR

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugendhilfe und Sozialarbeit e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 3361 7477740

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Countering the Radicalisation of Young People.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastian Redlich

E-Mail: s.redlich@jusev.de