International Winterschool 2020/2021 online: "Universal Human Rights – Youth Participation and Care"

Winter in der Jugendbildungsstätte Kurt Löwenstein
28.12.2020 to 03.01.2021

This year's traditional Winterschool for activists from socialist organisations has to be cancelled due to the pandemic. The team is currently planning an online substitute on most likely 28th and 29th of December and another one or two days in the beginning of January.


Especially for the moment, when the Corona pandemic asks many children, teenagers and young adults to stay at home, the lack of participatory opportunities in our societies for these group of people can be seen. Children and teenagers up to a certain age are not heard in democratic processes, because their voices don’t matter, they don’t vote. Child’s policy is usually the domain of adults. In this year’s International Winterschool we want to exchange and develop new ideas on how to strengthen the participation of children, teenagers and young adults in our societies.

Together with participants from many other countries it will also be about opening up new target groups and formats and making your own youth education commitment more diversified and inclusive, both internally and externally, in order to address and involve marginalized young people who are not involved in politics. 

Young people between 16 and 30 years of age are invited to participate. Our seminar offers a space to learn from each other, to discuss current challenges and to develop ideas to carry out projects in local groups, organizations, societies, communities or internationally. Due to the corona pandemic, we would also like to look especially into the connection between “care” work with children and adolescents and their social participation.

 As usual, the seminar will be held in English. For the first time it will be held online.

As soon as the dates are confirmed, registration for the online seminar will be possible.
If you wish to be informed when the dates, schedule and means of participation are confirmed, please contact Jonas Berger.

Feel free to contact us with any question.

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