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

Winter in der Jugendbildungsstätte Kurt Löwenstein
27.12.2020 do 03.01.2021

Activists from socialist organisations are invited to Werftpfuhl around New Years Eve from 27 December to 3 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. In addition to numerous workshops, we will also spend a day with excursions in Berlin and celebrate New Years Eve in our Education Centre.

The participants are young people and young adults between 16 and 30 years of age. 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.

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

27.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Participation Fee?
50-100€, depending on your country of residence.

Travel reimbursement?
Travel cost reimbursement is possible. For more details contact Jonas Gerber.

Where to register?
Online registration form here.

Currently our house operates under some restrictions due to health prevention. We follow special rules of hygiene (sorry, only available in German), 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. 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 and travel costs from most countries could be reimbursed!

Feel free to contact us with any question.

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