Summer break

During the month of July we take a short break. Due to the fact, that there are less projects to work on, some collegues in the office are on holidays. That means, that in some cases or responses to your questions can take a bit longer. Read more
Call for applications

Freie Plätze im Projekt "Bühne frei!"

Beim Projekt "Bühne frei!" handelt es sich um eine Fortbildung für Aktive in der politischen und interkulturellen Bildungsarbeit sowie für Theaterpädagog*innen und Schauspieler*innen. Ziel ist die Aneignung und Entwicklung von Methoden aus dem... Read more


04 August

Be active - Tanzfestival

Die inklusive Jugendbegegnung mit Teilnehmenden aus Deutschland, Polen, Tschechien, Estland, Griechenland, Österreich und der Ukraine bringt Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene mit und ohne Behinderung zu einer ereignis- und bewegungsreichen Woche in... Read more
12 August

Local in Global

Summer festival in Krzyżowa for young people from rural areas in Germany and Poland Read more
09 September

Entangled History

Die Jugendbegegnung mit Teilnehmenden aus Deutschland, Polen und der Ukraine thematisiert historische Themen unter dem Blickwinkel der Verflechtungsgeschichte (entangled history, histoire croisée), der multiperspektivische Betrachtungsweisen auf... 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, Inclusion as well as Social-Ecological Transformation. Read more


Marta Kurek

Board Member

Marta Kurek has studied Business Administration in Poznań (Poland) and Osnabrück (Germany). Her work focuses on historical and political education in Europe. She has been a member of the board since April 2017. 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

Elżbieta Kosek

Deputy Executive Director Programme Manager

Elżbieta Kosek studied Economy in Berlin and Media Pedagogy in Rostock. From 2007 to 2012 she worked as a Programme Manager in the International Youth Center in Krzyżowa. In January 2013 she started her work for the Kreisau-Initiative. She... Read more

Nina Lüders

Executive Director Programme Manager

Nina Lüders studied Political Science. 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

Dominik Mosiczuk

Board Member

Dominik Mosiczuk has studied International Affairs and Russian Philology in Wrocław and Aberystwyth. From 2006-2009 he worked for the Krzyżowa Foundation and from 2009-2013 for the Kreisau-Initiative. He has been a board member since April 2017. Read more

Carolin Wenzel

Project Coordinator

Carolin Wenzel has studied Integrated European Studies as well as Culture and History of Central and Eastern Europe. She has been working for the Kreisau-Initiative since 2011. She coordinates projects within the field Contemporary History and Human... Read more


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