Are you longing for a socialist and queer space? Do you want to learn more about queer struggles from all over the world? Are you motivated to share your knowledge, actively participate and organise for a better world? Queer Easter is one of the biggest LGBTIQA* educational events in Europe for queer people who want to join forces in the collective spread of the socialist and gay agenda. This year, we will look at the connection between queer movements and socialism and why we need both in our struggle for a just society. We will investigate together how capitalism is preventing the liberation of all marginalised communities from oppression.
We will do so through non-formal education and exchange of our experiences from all around the world. We will offer different topics to explore together and provide opportunities for participants to self-organise the programme in a safer and inclusive space, set by the International Team.
The participants are young activists and youth workers between usually 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.
Queer Easter is an activity that has been hosted by the Kurt Löwenstein Education Center for more than 20 years already. We aim at uniting socialist youth and children’s organizations as well as LGBTIQA* communities from all over the world for one week of discussing, exchanging knowledge, making new friends, and planning activities for the future.
The seminar will be conducted in English, thus it will be rather hard to understand the instructions and fully participate if your English is limited. However, you may help each other out in delegations.
11 - 18 April 2022
50-100€ (for the seminar), depending on your country of residence
Travel cost reimbursement?
Possible - for more details contact Jonas Gerber.
28 March 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 six 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 the seminar has to be cancelled because of the pandemic, you won’t have to pay any fees!
For up-to-date information on travel restrictions for entering Germany, please read the website of the Federal Foreign Office carefully: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268
Feel free to contact us with any question.
The Queer-Easter-Seminar is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
"Queer Easter" 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).