The corona pandemic creates distance in Europe. At the same time, existing inequalities are becoming more apparent as a result of the pandemic. Fundamental values such as respect and openness are increasingly being attacked by anti-democratic and authoritarian groups: In media and political debates, migration is repeatedly rejected and discrimination consolidated. While in fact, we have been living in migration societies for a long time. While some endanger social cohesion with their criticism of migration, on the other hand, ever stronger alliances against that share an inclusive understanding of living together emerge.
The question of how we want to live in the future lies primarily in the hands of a young generation for whom pluralistic perspectives have always been a lived reality. In order to find answers to the questions of the future, we want to go on a Europe trip with you!
In which Europe do you want to live? How can young voices be heard? And what do we mean when we speak of a migration society?
The project ‘Postmigrant Europe’ of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe (funded by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education) understands itself as a (digital) exchange platform and meeting place on the lived realities in European migration societies. On our educational trip we would like to enable ten young people based in Europe (five in Germany and five based in other European countries) to meet organizations, initiatives and associations. We want to make the lively migration societies visible together with young people and enable them to pass on their knowledge and experiences with others.
• Are you between 18 and 26 years old and do you live in Europe?
• Would you like to go on a group travel to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands?
• Are you socially or politically active, engaged in cultural or neighbourhood work or in political education?
• Are you interested in topics such as (post) colonialism, alliances against racism and discrimination, European history and present?
• Do you like to deal with questions about education and media, or do you already have your own (educational) social media channel?
• Are you ready to share your knowledge with others during and after the trip, and interested in co-developing concepts and modules for the classroom together?
• Do you have the time and desire to travel ten days through Europe at the end of August/ beginning of September, either on site or digitally, and learn together?
If you find yourself saying ‘yes’ to most of these questions and if you are interested in traveling with us, we look forward to receiving your application!
Through encounters, discussions and topic-oriented excursions on a route from Berlin via Amsterdam, Antwerp to Brussels, you will get a well-founded overview of the manifestations of ideologies of inequality from a European perspective, and you will enter into direct exchange with actors, organizations and associations. In this way you will become part of a (first of its kind) European exchange under the theme of the Future of (postmigrant) Europe. In particular, we welcome applications from all young people, regardless of their gender, nationality, residence status, sexual identity, religious affiliation or educational background.
Costs for accommodation, main meals and travel expenses will be covered. The trip is funded by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB).
In accordance with the current developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, the trip to the different locations will alternatively take place as a hybrid or digital trip.
On-site travelling period: 22.08.-01.09.2021
Digital or hybrid travelling period: 23.08.-03.09.21
In the application form you will be able indicate whether you would prefer to only take part in one trip on site, only digitally, or in both formats. We will decide how the trip will be planned at the end of the tender period.
15.03.21 – 30.04.21
Until the 15th of May, you will hear from us whether you have been selected and how the trip will be planned.
Places of Visit
Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels
Alternatively, the educational trip will take place in hybrid or digital form.
Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe, funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).