Remote education provision in the time of pandemic

Due to the current pandemic, we cannot organise youth exchange programmes or other on-site events in Krzyżowa. This is why we started to conduct educational projects in the virtual space. While we are aware that remote education might be a subject to… Read more

Invitation to the closing event of VISION:INCLUSiON

A strategy to provide organisations with practical guidance as they develop their own inclusive international youth work activities to make accessible for every young person – this is one of the outcomes in the VISION:INCLUSiON project we have been… Read more


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


Studium Politikwissenschaft, neueste Geschichte und öffentliches Recht in Heidelberg, Aix-en-Provence und Bonn (M.A. 1996). Mainzer Polonicum (1997). Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin der Polnischen Robert Schuman Stiftung, Warschau, und persönliche… Read more

Paweł Prokop


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 of… Read more

Bernd Böttcher


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

Dr. Klaus Pumberger


Klaus Pumberger studied political sciences and history in Salzburg, Innsbruck and Warsaw. He wrote his PhD dissertation about "Solidarity on Strike. Political crisis, social protest and the question of power in Poland 1980/81". Since 2002,… Read more

Uğur Elhan

Programme Manager

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

Programme Manager

<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

Project Coordinator

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

Programme Manager

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

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

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

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

Programme Manager

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 Human… Read more


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