International Training: „Education for social change“

22.10.2022 to 29.10.2022

Activists from socialist organisations are invited to Werftpfuhl from October 22nd - 29th 2022.

For more than 20 years, the Kurt Löwenstein Education Centre of SJD-Die Falken Germany is an international meeting and encountering place for members and activists from IFM-SEI, IUSY and YES. In various seminars like Winterschool, Summerschool, Queer Easter and other seminars we discuss, dream and make plans how to contribute to social change.

You want to join the education center’s international team or are just interested in this seminar anyways? Education is our main tool to put our political ideas into practice in our organisations and to reach out into our societies. In order to do this, educators must be given the tools to facilitate these educational processes and this is what this seminar aims to do. We will explore what skills and motivations you need to become good facilitators, how to structure educational processes and how to implement your political ideas in these processes.

The training will be amongst others about:

  • ideas and methods of non-formal education,
  • inclusion of political and cultural aspects into activities of non-formal education.
  • ideas of socialist education and - reflective and anti-discriminatory education.

Our centre provides various activities for a non-formal educational setup that can be tried and learned in this training. We will also do a guided visit to educational institutions in Berlin and a workshop on organisational and fundraising aspects of international seminars.

Members of our education centre’s international team are usually members of partner organisations. For more information you are very welcome to contact us!


22 - 29 October 2022

Target Age?

18-30 years old

Participation Fee?

50-100€, depending on your country of residence

Travel cost reimbursement?

Possible - for more details contact Jonas Gerber.


Register Online here.

Registration deadline?

04 October 2022 (Participants needing Visa invitations, please apply as early as possible!)

Currently our house operates under some restrictions due to health prevention. We follow special rules of hygiene, such as covering mouse and nose in the corridors and dining hall, washing and desinfecting hands on a regular basis and seperation of different groups in the house. To enter the center you will have to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 (three in Germany recognised shots), a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (not older than three months) or proof of two vaccinations and a negative test result on covid-19. So far we have succesfully organized several seminars under these conditions. We are confident, that the seminar will be possible. If it has to be cancelled because of the pandemic, you won’t have to pay any fees!

Travel restrictions?

For up-to-date information on travel restrictions for entering Germany, please read this website carefully:


Feel free to contact us with any question.

Contact details:
Jonas Gerber
Phone: +49(0)33398-8999-15

The International Training is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

"Education for social change" is organized by Youth Education Center Kurt Löwenstein in cooperation with international partner organisations of SJD – Die Falken (Socialist Youth of Germany): YES (Young European Socialists), IUSY (International Union of Socialist Youth) and IFM-SEI (International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International).