Newsletter 1/2016

Our first newsletter in 2016 is online. We report, among others, on our theme for this year „Europa w budowie – Europe under construction – Baustelle Europa” and on the last projects. Read more

Tag der offenen Tür am 12. März

Ganz herzlich laden wir Sie zu unserem Tag der offenen Tür ein, der am 12. März ab 16.30 Uhr in Berlin stattfinden wird. Dr. Annemarie Franke wird über ihre Forschung zur Gründungsgeschichte der Stiftung Kreisau sprechen und unser Vorstandsmitglied... Read more


03 April

Actors of Transition

Our project Actors of Transition starts in Trebnitz, Germany. It is a four-step qualification course for change-makers in the field of sustainability and post-growth for enthusiastic activists and multipliers that are willing to take an active role... Read more
04 April

Fair Life

Vom 4. bis zum 10. April findet in Kreisau/Krzyżowa unsere deutsch-polnische Jugendbegegnung Fair Life statt. Es kommen 24 Teilnehmer*innen aus Strausberg und Lipki Wielkie. Im Mittelpunkt stehen diesmal Sport und Zirkusworkshops. Read more
15 April

Once upon today... in Europe

Vom 15. bis zum 21. April findet in Kreisau/Krzyżowa unser Training Once upon today... in Europe statt. Es richtet sich an Fachkräfte der Jugendarbeit aus Estland, Deutschland, Moldau, Polen, Rumänien und der Ukraine. Read more
23 April

What's Cooking?

Vom 23. bis zum 29. April findet in Kreisau/Krzyżowa unser inklusiver gastronomischer Fachaustausch What's Cooking? statt. Die Teilnehmer*innen kommen aus Berlin (DE), Warschau (PL) und Siemianowice Śląskie (PL). Read more

About us

The Kreisau-Initiative was founded in 1989 by East and West Berliners in order to support the set-up and maintenance of an international youth meeting centre in Krzyżowa, Poland. We organise youth encounters, workshops, trainings and conferences for different target groups. Our projects are international with participants coming from all over the world, belonging to different generations and having different educational and social backgrounds. Thematically, they fall into the fields of contemporary history and human rights, inclusive education, sustainability and intergenerational dialogue. Read more


Ole Jantschek


Ole Jantschek has been a member of the board since 2009 and chair of the association since 2011. From 2011 to 2014 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Krzyżowa Foundation for European Understanding and currently represents the... Read more

Patryk Grudziński

Project Coordinator

Patryk Grudziński studied Peace Studies and International Politics in Tübingen and Haifa. He has been with the Kreisau-Initiative since September 2014. He coordinates projects within the field Sustainability and Intergenerational Dialogue. Read more

Nina Lüders

Executive Director Programme Manager

Nina Lüders studied Political Science in Hamburg, Poznań and Berlin. She became a Project Coordinator for the Kreisau-Initiative in 2009 and since 2014 she is its Executive Director. She coordinates the field Contemporary History and Human Rights. Read more

Annemarie Cordes

Board Member

Annemarie Cordes is a sociologist with many years of experience in the field of international youth exchange. From 1982 to 1990 she was the Youth education officer of the Protestant Youth Educational Centre Haus Kreisau in Berlin. From 1989 to 2011... Read more

Carolin Wenzel

Project Coordinator

Carolin Wenzel has studied Integrated European Studies as well as Culture and History of Central and Eastern Europe in Bremen, Kraków and Frankfurt (Oder). She has been working for the Kreisau-Initiative since March 2011. She coordinates projects... Read more

Michalina Golinczak

Public Relations Officer

Michalina Golinczak studied Cultural Studies in Wrocław (Poland) and Freiburg (Germany). In 2010/2011 she spent a year as an EVS volunteer at the Kreisau-Initiative. She returned to our team in June 2014. Read more


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