Apply now: International Summer Workshop 2018

Apply now: International Summer Workshop 2018 “Idea(l)s of Equality”
Sat 25th of August – Mon 3rd of September 2018 at Stiftung wannseeFORUM

This year we are once again inviting over 40 young people between the ages of 17 and 26 from Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy to our International Summer Workshop at wannseeFORUM in Berlin. Our programme consists of ten days of international youth exchange through artistic workshops and group activities to our topic „Idea(l)s of Equality“.

At a glance:

During the International Summer Workshop you can …

    • get to know youths from all over Europe
    • investigate different aspects of the topic of „Equality“ together
    • work with professional artists and participate in small groups of intense artistic workshops
    • develop a final public presentation with your group
    • initiate group activities
    • enjoy our beautiful lakeside premises and delicious cuisine
    • (re)discover Berlin

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What is it about?

After having dealt with the topic of freedom in the summer of 2017 we now want to focus on another political core value: Equality/Equity. The equality of all human beings before the law is one of the cornerstones of modern democracies (e.g. “Everyone is equal before the law”, as stated in the EU Charta of Fundamental Rights). The idea that all humans without exception – regardless of their origin, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender or their way of living – have the same rights is (in equal measure) revolutionary, fascinatingly simple as well as highly controversial.

Depending on people’s political and religious world views there are countless different thoughts on what equality actually is, and how – and to what end – it can be achieved. As suggested by George Orwell in his famous quote from “Animal Farm” (“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”) the promise of equality can also include (new) in-equalities and mechanisms of exclusion.

What is the current state of equality, equity and justice in Europe today? How does (social) diversity relate to (legal) equality? Does equality also imply sameness or uniformity? And what do people in our European partner countries think and feel about this topic?

Our programme

We will be spending ten days in our international group together at wannseeFORUM. Every day we will delve deeper into the topic of „Idea(l)s of Equality“ in our group and in the artistic workshops of 8 to 10 participants. Under the guidance of professional artists from five different countries you will develop and create an art project using your ideas, research and experiences, which will be publicly presented at the end of the seminar.
Building the artistic groups will take place on the second day of the exchange in the entire group and for every participating country we have reserved 2-3 places in each workshop group.
Apart from the daily workshop programm there will also be shared activities and excursions to the Berlin center. At wannseeFORUM we have a theatre hall, different studios, and beautiful lakeside grounds at our disposal.

Planned artistic workshops (may be subject to change):
Music, dance, theatre, physical theatre/performance, black-and-white photography

Partner organisations 2018:
Poland: MDK Torun / Dom Kultury 13 Muz, Szczecin
Czech Republic: Gymnasium Rožnov pod Radhoštem
Spain: Centro de Investigación Flamenco Telethusa (CIFT), Cádiz
Italy: P.E.CO. – Progetti Europei di Cooperazione, Genova

Languages:
English,  German and any other language that helps you communicate

Sign up

Participants who live in Germany are asked to apply directly through our online form at Commumee (commumee.org is an online tool in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), see commumee.de/datenschutz/ for more information). Participants from Poland, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic are asked to sign up through our partner organisations.

At a glance: our most important terms and conditions of participation:

  • you are between the ages of 17 to 26 during the time period of the seminar
  • you are interested in our topic for this year’s seminar
  • you would like to develop or discover artistic skills
  • you are interested in working artistically, learning and living with a diverse group
  • you understand and speak enough English to order a meal
  • you have the time to plan a small assignment (e.g. using online exchange) with the rest of the German group before the seminar starts
  • you are interested in developing the communal living of the group
  • No previous artistic skills necessary.

We consider different factors when selecting participants from Germany (for example, age, gender, previous visits etc.) to ensure a diverse mix of people. The deadline to sign up is 16 July 2018 (after that it will only be possible to apply in case there are still places available). After filling in the sign up form you will receice a confirmation of registration for the moment. At a later time we will send you either a participation confirmation or a refusal, depending on our number of applicants, per email.
Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before filling in the sign up form.

Costs: 130 € (for participants living in Germany) / 100 € (for participants from partner countries), incl. accommodation (4 meals per day) und overnight stay in mostly 2- to 3-bed-rooms with personal bathrooms.
Thanks to our funding through the “Erasmus+ / YOUTH IN ACTION” EU-programme we can reimburse travel costs up to 80-90%.
wannseeFORUM aims to support the participation of refugees with a reduced participation fee. Please contact the seminar leader for further information.

Contact: Lukas Macher, Email contact , Tel.: +49 /(0)30 – 806 80 21

The International Summer Workshop 2018 is supported through the European Union, „Erasmus+/ YOUTH IN ACTION“ programme

as well as the Berlin Senate department of Education, Youth, and Families