Survivors: Faces of Life after the Holocaust
The exhibition „Survivors“ will take place from 5.September.2021 – 20.February. 2022 at the Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof in the Netherlands. As can already be
The German-Dutch Youth Fund (Dutch-German Youth Fund), registered association, was founded in 1993/1994 as a non profit association with the participation of Dutch and German personalities and institutions. This was occasionally prompted by the so-called “Clingendael Study“, which revealed a sometimes difficult relationship between young people from Germany and the Netherlands in the early 1990s.
WHO ARE WE ?
Since its foundation, the Youth Work has been committed to promoting mutual understanding and reducing prejudices. The projects are aimed in particular at pupils, students, apprentices; working young people and children (from e.g. kindergartens, primary schools) from the two countries.
The association is largely supported by Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Aachen.
The social and cultural contacts between the two countries form the backbone of successful and long term economic relations, whereby the different characteristics of the two nations complement each other and harness untapped potential. Borders are becoming less important and global exchange is becoming more and more intensive. Global competition and structural change are also generating pressure to adapt in Germany and the Netherlands. Young people in particular today need to be flexible, mobile and internationally oriented in order to be successful at least in the open European labour market. What could be more obvious than adapting to the labour market requirements of the neighbouring country ?
The aim of the funding group is therefore to promote the qualification of young people in order to give them the opportunity to make the most of the opportunities offered by the German and Dutch labour and training markets. The focus is on intercultural learning improving language skills and cooperation skills. A skilled, multilingual and intercultural workforce can strengthen the attractiveness of the Maas-Rhine Euregio and its position in Europe. If companies in the region are able to use this workforce in a targeted way for business purposes, they gain competitive advantages and economic success.
In the spirit of the European Union, which seeks a „citizens`Europe“ in which people get to know each other and learn to understand and respect their differences, the Circle organises, initiates or subsidises measures designed to awaken and promote an understanding of the living conditions, culture and the economic, political and social environment of each other through encounters between the young people of the two countries. Therefore, activities have been carried out or supported, such as:
The European Union attaches great importance to the pursuit of integration and to the reduction of economic and social fragmentation due to national borders. Thus, the German-Dutch Youth Agency strives to focus its work on overcoming the labour market or training barriers in order to open up the labour market and training opportunities in Europe to young people in particular. Promoting young people`s intercultural and linguistic skills is a priority. Various activities support this objective.
Unfortunately, physical exchanges between young people are still not possible due to the pandemic.The DNJW is therefore working in cooperation with interested parties on digital exchange formats, which can also be used later to establish cross-border contacts or as a first approach for future follow-up projects in physical exchange.
COME TOGETHER goes Fotomuseum Maastricht
Im August 2021 wurden einige Foto-Beiträge der Mitmachaktion „COME TOGETHER – grenzenlos kreativ“ in der Selfie-Ausstellung „Me, Myself and I“ im Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht ausgestellt. Hier einige Fotos und ein kurzer Film
COME TOGETHER- grenzenlos kreativ- Results
Aisha Angelina-Haustiere- Mein Halt in Corona Angelina – Haustiere – Mein Halt in Corona (1) Angelina – Haustiere – Mein Halt in Corona (2) Angelina – Haustiere – Mein Halt in Corona (3) Angelina –
Survivors: Faces of Life after the Holocaust
The exhibition „Survivors“ will take place from 5.September.2021 – 20.February. 2022 at the Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof in the Netherlands. As can already be seen in the title of the event, it is about
Youth (Girls) Online
Cross-border meeting day „Youth (girls) online“ We read about it in the newspapers and see it on TV, but you probably also notice it in your own environment: children and young people feel and felt
COME TOGETHER- grenzenlos kreativ
Countering the pandemic with creativity: New initiative of the German-Dutch Youth Office: Getting an idea of the Corona pandemic: There have been plenty of opportunities for this in recent months. But how do young people
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The funding group is financed exclusively from donations. Therefore, projects can only be supported within the current financial framework.
In principle, eligible measures and projects include projects between the German and Dutch youth. These include:
In order to be eligible for funding, the following conditions must be met:
Are you looking for a partnerschool in the Netherlands or Germany? We can help! Our friends from ‚Actiegroep Duits‘ made austausch.nl, a website where schools can find an exchange partner in either country. Found an exchange partner? Toll! Don’t forget about us though, because in most cases we can subsidise these exchanges.
BDKJ-Jugendbildungsstätte Rolleferberg, Aachen
environmental education offers, activities in nature, excursions, seminar rooms and accommodation.
Besucherbergwerk Grube Wohlfahrt, Hellenthal-Rescheid
guided tours on pedagogical paths including geological and mining information, visit of a museum and sections of the tunnel.
Continium Discovery Center, Kerkrade
for primary and secondary education in the fields of science and technology
Druckerei Museum Weiss, Monschau
various workshops on printing, setting, paper, books, newspapers, hieroglyphs and egypt, practical learing
Energeticon e.v., Alsdorf
experience-oriented museum and extra-curricular place of learning, focus: history and future energy, experimental laboratory
Eurode Lernwerkstatt, Herzogenrath
extra-curricular classroom for meeting and learning together of young people in „Eurode“ (Herzogenrath, Kerkrade) with PC workstations, beamers and office equipment.
events by theme in the Euregio
Explorion science center, Heerlen
astronomy, space, science and technology, observatory
Freilichtmuseum Kommern, Mechernich
museum pedagogy, experience the everyday work of the twentieth century, fores education
presentation of an ancient wool cloth factory, museum educational project offers, museum guesthouse
Museum Zinkhütter Hof Stolberg
ideal complements to the lessons through active learning, vivid explanation of the history of the region, experiments, new and future technologies
Naturzentrum Eifel, Nettersheim
nature and cultural education, nature and history museum
Science College Overbach, Jülich
courses in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology, accommodation and modernly equipped seminar rooms
Four National Agencies implement the EU program Erasmus+ in Germany. Together, we have set ourselves the goal of making the opportunities and possibilities of the new program understandable and service-oriented for you
The Aachen Chamber of Industry and Commerce bundles the interests of its member companies in the region of Aachen, Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg and represents their interests vis-à-vis politics and administration.
Königreich der Niederlande
Netherlandsworldwide.nl – provides information on travelling outside the Netherlands. This includes travel advisories (in Dutch only), advice on how to prepare for your trip, assistance in emergency situations abroad and important information about travelling with children.
Mach mit! Actiegroep Duits
Since 2011, the ‚Actiegroep Duits‘ has been cooperating to strengthen the position of the German language in the Netherlands. In a unique cooperation between business, culture, education and politics, we strive to improve the image of the German language in the Netherlands and to increase people´s motivation to learn German. Knowledge of the important role of the German language is indispensable for this. Attractive and efficient teaching should motivate students to choose German as a subject in the upper grades of secondary- and in higher education.
PAD – The Pädagogischer Austauschdienst is the sole public organisation in Germany working on behalf of the Federal States to promote international exchange and cooperation in the school sector