Neukölln Open – Festival für Demokratie und Vielfalt

Kurz vor den Bundestagswahlen luden das Museum Neukölln und die Volkshochschule Neukölln sowie verschiedene Berliner Vereine und Bürgerinitiativen zu „Neukölln Open – Festival für Demokratie und Vielfalt” ein, um ein deutliches Zeichen für die... Read more
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International training course on anti-discrimination

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of the two-stage training course "Practice Peace" for youth workers, activists and multipliers with residence in Armenia, Germany, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia or... Read more


20 November

Meine Geschichte – Deine Geschichte

Vom 20. bis zum 24. November findet in Kreisau/Krzyżowa unsere deutsch-polnische Jugendbegegnung „Meine Geschichte – Deine Geschichte” statt. Bei dem Projekt setzen sich die Teilnehmer*innen mit der deutsch-polnischen Nachkriegsgeschichte auseinander... Read more
07 December


Vom 7. bis zum 13. Dezember 2017 findet in Kreisau/Krzyżowa der erste Teil unserer Betzavta-Trainingsreihe „Practicing Democracy - Betzavta Training Courses“ statt. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Multiplikator*innen aus der internationalen... 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

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 Social-Ecological Transformation. 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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