The Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten e.V. and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts are launching a new project, the Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE), that will take place from April 2021 to March 2022. It will bring together German and U.S.-American professionals in the field of youth and young adult civic learning with the goal of reintroducing a transatlantic dimension to the field at a critical time, as both the United States and Germany face similar social and political challenges, all exacerbated further by the COVID-19 pandemic. 20 Fellows will be selected to participate in in-person exchange activities in Germany and the U.S., as well as in online programming that will unlock opportunities for deeper dialogue and mutual learning against the backdrop of unique national approaches to non-formal civic education. To learn more about the project and the Fellowship application process, please visit: https://tece-usde.org/.
As part of the project launch, an open event, "Civic Learning vs. Politische Bildung: A Discussion of Concepts, Infrastructures and Approaches in the US and Germany," will be hosted on April 20 at 11:00am EST/5:00pm CET with Dr. Peter Levine, Associate Dean and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and Prof. Bettina Heinrich, Professor of Social Work and Culture Work at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg. The main event will be followed by an informal Q&A session, where applicants can ask questions about the application process. The event will be held in English. To register, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfuuorTIsGdWiSdKJJDFLCXl24qVgi29X
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