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<p>Model International Criminal Court (MICC) Univeristy is a simulation of trials in the ICC for and university students from all over the world. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s most sophisticated mechanism for the protection of… Read more

Podcasts from the project "In Between?

At the end of September, the participants of the project "In Between? - Neighbours Meet In the Borderlands" came together in Berlin to evaluate their experiences and present them to the public. Read more


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About us

The Kreisau-Initiative gives space for education and encounter in which particularly young people can gain the skills they need to shape European society that is characterised by democracy, solidarity, and sustainability. Our educational activities revolve around the areas of contemporary history and human rights, inclusion, and social-ecological transformation.
Our work has got a European character with a focus on Polish-German cooperation. Its first core is international inclusive youth exchange programmes, the second – training courses, seminars and conferences for educators and people who work with youngsters. The majority of our events take place in Krzyżowa, Poland. Read more


Ulrike Kind


<p>Ulrike Kind has been a member of the board since September 2019. She has been a member of Kreisau-Initiative for many years and was a member of the Foundation Council of thr Krzyżowa Foundation in the years 2011-2017.</p> Read more

Paweł Prokop


<p>Paweł Prokop studied German studies in Warsaw and Berlin and History and Political Science at the FU Berlin. He found his place inside the German-Polish youth exchange starting from being a participant, language interpreter and organizing projects… Read more

Bernd Böttcher


<p>Bernd Böttcher, after working as a volunteer in Krzyżowa for one year, studied Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). After work experiences in Ukraine he managed an exchange of professionals between Germany,… Read more

Beate Kindler

Financial Specialist

<p>Beate Kindler is a banker by vocation. She graduated from a part-time business management studies at the Frankfurt School of Finance &amp; Management. She has been working for the Kreisau-Initiative since September 2014.</p> Read more

Uğur Elhan

Educational Programmes Specialist

<p>Uğur Elhan studied Sociology, Human Rights Law in Turkey, and Intercultural Conflict Management in Berlin. Since 2003, he has been active in the field of youth work and youth policies. He joined the Kreisau-Initiative in October 2019 and is… Read more

Paulina Jaskulska

Educational Programmes Specialist

<p>Paulina Jaskulska studied Media Studies in Gniezno (Poland), Greifswald (Germany) and Koper (Slovenia). She has been working for the Kreisau-Initiative since January 2016.</p> Read more

Kerim Somun

Educational Programmes Specialist

<p>Kerim Somun he has been working for the Kreisau-Initiative since February 2017. His main focus is the project Model International Criminal Court (MICC). He studied Public Administration at the University of Sarajevo and wrote his bachelor thesis… Read more

Elisabeth Kremer

Educational Programmes Specialist

<p>Elisabeth Kremer studied German-French studies and European Studies in Germany, France and Denmark. She is a certified teamer of intercultural youth meetings and group-interpreter within the German-French Youth Cooperation. Since May 2018, she has… Read more

Marta Kurek

Board Member

<p>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.</p> Read more

Rebekka Uhlig

Project Coordinator for "360° Germany"

<p>Rebekka Uhlig gratuated in Free Art in Brema in the 1980s. As an artist, she has balancd between art and social politics. She has been iniciating and coordinating socio-cultural and participative projects in cooperation with various institutions… Read more

Malwina Szczypta

Public Relations Officer for the project "360° Deutschland"

<p>Malwina Szczypta studied applied linguistics and intercultural communication in Poznan, Poland, Leipzig and Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. She joined the Kreisau-Initiative in August 2018.</p> Read more

Elżbieta Kosek

Deputy Executive Director Educational Programmes Specialist

<p>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

<p>Nina Lüders studied Political Science in Hamburg, Poznań and Berlin. She is a certified Betzavta Trainer and did an extra degree in Childhood Studies and Children's Rights at Freie Universität Berlin. She joined the Kreisau-Initiative in 2009 as a… Read more

Susanne Schade

Public Relations and Membership Officer

<p>Susanne Schade studied Political Science, Slavic Studies and History of Eastern Europe in Heidelberg (Germany). From 2012 to 2015 she worked in the International Youth Meeting Centre in Krzyżowa Foundation. Since November 2017 she is responsible… Read more

Dominik Mosiczuk

Board Member

<p>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… Read more

Carolin Wenzel

Educational Programmes Specialist

<p>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 is the programme manager of the field Contemporary History and… Read more


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