Youth Conference 'Culture & Heritage in a Digital World'
Banksy, Big Ben, bagpipes...
What is cultural heritage? And what does it mean for you personally?
Does your background or where you live influence the way you think and how you interact with others?
Applications are now closed!
Explore culture and identity with young people from the UK and Germany. Learn more about the impact of digitalisation and the future of cultural heritage.
The European Union has named 2018 the Year of Cultural Heritage.
From digital to natural, and tangible to intangible – cultural heritage surrounds us every day, in our architecture, literature, history, music, art, food, film, museums, natural landscapes, monuments – and so much more!
Young people have a huge role to play in the European Year of Cultural Heritage. As the heirs of cultural heritage, its future and preservation is in your hands! That’s why we’ll be offering a platform for you to share, discover and explore cultural heritage with your peers.
What is the Youth Conference 'Culture & Heritage in a Digital World' about?
In collaboration with British Council Germany, and as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage UK-German Connection is holding a three-day Youth Conference on the theme of cultural heritage in Berlin on 15-17 June 2018. You will work together with young people from across the UK and Germany, to explore key themes of cultural heritage, celebrating the past and looking towards the future.
Activities will include:
- Excursions to cultural heritage sites in Berlin
- Expert-led workshops around art & history, looking at the themes of digital, controversial and industrial heritage, as well as how we remember
- Discussions and presentations by participants – with a particular focus on local and regional identity
- Contributing towards a short film (see more info below)
The Youth Conference will also focus on digital heritage. Over the course of the weekend, we will be producing a short professional film, focusing on the youth perspective of cultural heritage.
Successful applicants will be expected to do some preparatory work prior to the conference, which will include digital tasks.
UK-German Connection will cover all costs, including flights, local and domestic travel and full board and lodging.
Participants will book their own travel to London (see below) in order to travel to and from Berlin with the whole UK group. The cost of your domestic travel will be reimbursed after the conference.
A small fee of £25 will be requested from selected participants to confirm their participation.
Travel and Accommodation
The UK group will travel out together from London Heathrow to Berlin in the early afternoon of 15 June and return on a group flight in the afternoon of 17 June. The German participants will join the UK group in Berlin. All participants and group leaders will stay in a youth hostel in central Berlin.