Our English-language website is under construction. You will soon find information about our international seminars.

Current seminars

An overview of seminars, seminars approved for educational leave and certified trainings  offered by the Gustav Stresemann Institute in Niedersachsen e. V.  – the European Educational and Conference Centre, Bad Bevensen (GSI).

GSI must go on! Please help us keep this place alive.

The effects of the Corona Crises have also reached the GSI in Bad Bevensen, Germany. We are a place of (international) encounter: People come here to meet others and overcome borders. Our concept of “living and learning together under one roof” creates our special atmosphere.

In times of the Corona Virus this is not possible. With effect of March 16, 2020, we had to cancel our seminar and project activities. This means we have no income.

In spite of the fact that we immediately introduced short-time working and reduced activities to a minimum, we still have a financial gap of 45.700 Euro in the next two months. We need this amount

  • To cover personnel costs for “skeleton staff” in education and administration which have to stay in touch with cooperation partners, sponsors and the groups we usually host
  • To cover costs for maintenance of our buildings and the park

You can easily donate with PayPal or credit card – even from overseas. It will help us to make it through these difficult times and continue our work as soon as the crises is over. Then, we will be on high demand again to work with our target groups at social coherence, democracy education, in international exchange and professional trainings.

This Link takes you directly to the Website of our campaign “GSI must go on!”


Let me express my personal thankfulness for your support. And I would be very happy to see you soon in GSI.

Sincerely yours,
Martin Kaiser

P.S.: We are a very special place.
People come to us because

  • they love our atmosphere
  • they learn so much about strengthening democracy
  • they get inspiration for activities to be continued back home
  • they meet people from other countries and cultures
  • they discover the power of diversity
  • and last not least: they love our wonderful food.

Please help us keep this place alive.


With us you can find our pedagogical staff’s specialist expertise about European and international themes, as well as about democracy-building and intercultural learning.


We offer a diverse spectrum of topics in the fields of civic and cultural education as well as career and personal development.  Our event format comprises of courses that last between two and twelve days and as long as a multi-modular series of seminars: Here in GSI, abroad or as in-house trainings in institutions.

High quality

We have over forty years of experience in the pedagogical design and organisation of non-formal education and in-service training, and are LQW certified.  Our premises and media equipment can also be booked for your own events.

In a nice area

Our historical buildings are located amidst a park on the bank of the River Ilmenau, surrounded by marshes and forests.  We have over 88 en suite single and double rooms at our disposal.  Our varied cuisine offers a vegetarian and varied diet; vegan and dietary needs can be served if required.


Gustav Stresemann Institute in Niedersachsen e.V. // The European Educational and Conference Centre, Bad Bevensen

Klosterweg 4
29549 Bad Bevensen
Telephone: +49 (0) 5821-955 0
E-Mail: info@gsi-bevensen.de

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