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Youth Conference 'Culture & Heritage in a Digital World'

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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're 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)

Digital Heritage

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.

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.

Health and Safety

For the duration of the conference, participants will undertake activities as a group under the supervision of vetted group leaders. Further information about our health and safety policy can be found under programme safety and seminars.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the youth conference, please contact Lily Martin at:

Email: youthseminar@ukgermanconnection.org
Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 1570 / +44 (0)20 3290 2332

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