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There are lots of exciting UK-German Connection opportunities for you to get involved in this year, including a number of thematic youth seminars.

See below for more information about these upcoming events, and don’t forget to put the key dates in your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out!

Youth Seminar 'Finding Our Place In History' (Berlin)

When is it?
Friday, 1 June – Sunday, 3 June 2018

What is it about?
‘Finding our Place in History’ is a three-day seminar that will explore themes such as history, identity & diversity, tolerance and reconciliation.

‘The House by the Lake’ by Thomas Harding tells the fascinating journeys of several German families, including his own, living on the fringes of Berlin. Their stories are a real-life representation of 20th-century German history and will form the basis of the seminar.

During the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to visit the House by the Lake itself and learn about its fascinating history. Alongside this, they will take part in workshops, discussions and debates, with a focus on building a stronger future together.

Who can apply?

  • Pupils aged 14-19 who are still in full-time education (we will accept multiple applications per school).
  • If you are aged 14 – 15 you must be accompanied by an older student from your school.

Youth Conference 'Culture & Heritage in a Digital World' (Berlin)

When is it?
Friday, 15 June – Sunday, 17 June 2018

What is it about?
The European Union has named 2018 as its Year of Cultural Heritage.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate and promote the diversity of cultural heritage in cities, towns and villages all across Europe, exploring both built heritage (historical places, monuments and architecture), as well as intangible heritage (art, literature and traditions).

UK-German Connection and British Council Germany are organising a Youth Conference in June to bring young people from the UK and Germany together to explore individual and shared cultural heritage – through workshops, discussions and a number of site excursions!

Who can apply?

  • Pupils aged 15-19 who are still in full-time education (we will accept multiple applications per school)
  • Youth group members (up to age 25), not currently in higher education

We particularly encourage applications from UK-German school partnerships, schools currently running bilateral eTwinning projects, as well as members of youth groups.

Keep an eye out here and on our social media pages for further information, and for application opening dates!