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Whom can we trust?
Capacity building and democratic challenges in European and Arab societies.

  • Date: 26.09.2019 – 06.10.2019
  • Lecturers: Lecturers: Inga Balzekaite-Sauliene, Houda Slim | Pedagogical staff: Martin Kaiser
  • Cooperation with: Club Culturel Ali Belhouane, Tunis, Tunesien, St. Mena Forum for Peace & Development, Beni Suef, Ägypten, Debate Foundation, Amman, Jordanien, Internationale Jugendbegegnungsstätte Krzyzowa / Kreisau, Student Representation, Vilnius, Litauen
  • Funded by: EU Programm Erasmus+, Auswärtiges Amt
  • Fee: 100 €

Whom can we trust when we work for strengthening democracy? Which impact of the past do we detect? Who is with us and who is against us? How do we counter political and religious extremism? How can we strengthen civil society? And what are the adequate measures for each country involved in this project? Young activists of civil society (from Germany, Poland and Lithuania, from Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan) will share their experiences and find answers to those questions. We will do so in four steps:

1. Democratic changes: Which paths to democracy did we take in each country? Which choices did we make and where are we at now? Participants will give accounts and updates on political development and personal involvement. 2. Call for changes: Where are the challenges and threats that call for change? How can we counter religious and political extremism? We will use simulation games and first-hand reports to identify the issues and find solutions. Activists will share their concepts and practical methods. 3. Diversity and dialogue: How do we handle diversity in our societies? What do we need to establish true and serious dialogue? We will visit NGOs, share best practice and use approaches on diversity as an indicator on democracy. 4. Coherence and cooperation: How can we establish structures that keep society together? How can we strengthen democracy in follow-up activities back home? This is what the project aims at: It will inspire participants to make use of their skills, to build up capacities, take over responsibility and to continue their engagement in civil society.


    Inga Inga Balzekaite-Sauliene

    Inga Balzekaite-Sauliene

    intercultural trainer, Vilnius. .

    Houda Houda Slim

    Houda Slim

    , Tunis. /


    Martin Martin Kaiser

    Martin Kaiser

    Institutsleiter, Bad Bevensen. Martin Kaiser studierte Politikwissenschaft, Germanistik und Pädagogik in Bonn und in den USA (University of Kansas). Bereits als Schüler und Student sammelte er Erfahrungen im internationalen Jugendaustausch und in der deutsch-deutschen Begegnungsarbeit. Die Schwerpunkte seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit liegen in interkulturellen Trainings (Dialogarbeit mit Partnerorganisationen in Ost- und Westeuropa, Nahem Osten, USA), in der vergleichenden Geschichtsbetrachtung (Vergleich von „historic narratives“, Vergangenheitsbearbeitung), in der Demokratiebildung („education for democratic citizenship“) und im interreligiösen Dialog. Seit 2007 ist er Mitglied am Runden Tisch der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung sowie im Vorstand des Arbeitskreises deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB). Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen erschienen u.a. im Wochenschau-Verlag und im Wissenschaftlichen Verlag Trier. Im Juni 2012 übernahm er die Leitung des Gustav Stresemann Instituts.

Fee: Room Costs *)
Beitrag DZ/VP 100 €

*) All prices include German VAT.

All fees refer to program, full board - of course also vegetarian - and accommodation per person in the specified room type with shower / WC. Expressly stated contributions with accommodation in a single room (SR / FB) already include the valid single room supplement. Participants from the region who are not staying in the house: please ask for reduction.


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