National Network

Frankenstraße 54

+49 (0)221 5060492
+49 (0)221 5060493
Mobile Phone
+49 (0)176 84148894
Mobile Phone (other)
+49 (0)177 5438706
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Religion
  7. Youth and education
General Information
We are a non-profit organization with the domicile in Ilfeld/Thuringia and four members of staff in our office in Cologne. The budgetary resources are approx. 150.000 € p.a. We receive governmental promotion by ConAct, the Goethe Institute, the Department of migration and refugees, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, public funds of the federal states (e.g. North Rhine-Westphalia, Thuringia) and other sponsors: InterCity Hotel, Van-Meeteren-Stiftung, Freundeskreis Heinrich Heine, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Bob-Stiftung Berlin, ZEIT-Stiftung. Our projects are international youth exchanges with Israel, European countries, Taiwan and henceforth with the USA. The main integration projects are "PACT Parents and Children together - Jugend filmt", and the international project of education „Encounter – Remember – Shape the Future“ International Youth Exchange "Regensburg - München 2011", "Have a Dream" Main Partners: Freundeskreis Heinrich Heine Erinnern für die Zukunft e.V. Haifa-Foundation
Mission and Objectives

Our main intention is to create international encounters in youth exchange projects, prior ranking with Israel. Further activities in the Mediterranean are planned. We bring together young people engaged in all kinds of art (Music, Theatre, and Dance), culture and religion. Promotion of the European thought, Europe and the Mediterranean, interreligious dialogue.
Main Topics:

Promotion of the European idea

Remembering the Holocaust - Peaceful and democratic future and human dignity

Interreligious dialogue and sympathy

Cultures in Europe, Israel and the Mediterranean areas

Integration work

Main Projects / Activities

"Instruments of Peace" - "Earth People" - "Have a Dream" Regensburg / München 2011: Encounter of young people from different cultures and religions. They will draw up a concert by making music and they will find out that they are all Earth People and that they all have a Dream of Peace. "PACT Parents and Children together - Jugend filmt" is a filming project in which young people with migration background and German youths are filming each other at their homes for reaching a better understandance of the living history (Aachen 2009, Bremerhaven 2010, Leipzig 2010, Erfurt 2010, Nordhausen 2010). International project of education „Encounter – Remember– Shape the Future“, multilateral encounter (European countries, Israel, USA). The way to democratic awareness of the young people shall be paved through remembering our European history, the Holocaust in particular. The representatives of the different schools in this project are expected to strengthen the European idea. Young people from Israel and the United States meet teenagers from different European countries who represent Europe as a community. Thus the European community spirit will be boosted tremendously.

Contact (1) Full Name
Michael Krebs (Project Manager)
Head of the organisation
Dr. Karl Adenauer
Contact (2) Full Name
Christina Schuster