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Fwd: [ptpe] International Democracy Conference in Leipzig October12-14, 2011
Jul 27th, 2011 - 14:47:25
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From: Verena Denk
Subject: [ptpe] International Democracy Conference in Leipzig October 12-14,
To: ptpe (at) mail.agh.edu.pl
Dear members of the PTPE Internet Mailing List,
As a service of People to People International European Office you receive
information about an upcoming event.
*Subject:* The Second International Democracy Conference in Leipzig: "We are
*Brief description:* Around 450 interested participants are expected in
Leipzig in October, including around 100 young people from Leipzig itself.
The conference focuses on youth and university students between the ages of
18 and 27.
The Organizers believe that the stability and continuity of democracy can
only be guaranteed when young people actively shape and support it. That is
why the goal of this years International Democracy Conference is the
creation of an opportunity for constructive dialogue between politicians and
The first International Democracy Conference took place in October 2009, in
celebration of the twentieth-anniversary of the peaceful revolution. The
conference is now a biannual event. The decisive event of the peaceful
revolution was the large Monday demonstration on the 9th of October, 1989 in
Leipzig. With their courage, the people of Leipzig contributed greatly to
the fall of the GDR regime.
*Date:* October 12-14, 2011
*Target group:* MitOst e.V. invites 40 young people ages 18-27 years from
Central, Eastern, or Southeastern Europe, or from partner cities of Leipzig
to the conference. German or English language skills are required. Citizens
from these countries who currently live in Germany can also participate.
*Deadline:* Please apply no later than August 21, 2011
*Application:* Please complete the online application form
*Participation Fee: *15 EUR (to be paid at the beginning of the conference)
*Room and Board: *During the conference board and accommodation is provided
by the organizers.
*Travel Cost Reimbursement:* We plan to cover the participants travel
expenses upon presentation of original receipts and tickets. Depending on
the granting by Robert Bosch Stiftung, we will cover the actual cost to the
following maximum amounts:
- 120 EUR: EU to 2004 (EU 15)
- 160 EUR: EU since 2004 (EU 10)
- 280 EUR: Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Mazedonia, Serbia, Slowenia,
Ukraine, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova
*Conference Languages:* German, English
*Location: *Gewandhaus Leipzig, Augustusplatz 8, 04109 Leipzig, Phone: 0341/
1270280, e-Mail: http://www.gewandhaus.de/
*Organizer:* MitOst e.V.. Alt-Moabit 90, 10559 Berlin, Phone: +49 (0)30 31
51 74 70, Website: www.mitost.org
*Sponsor: *Robert Bosch Stiftung (http://www.bosch-stiftung.de)
*Contact person:* Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, e-mail:
konferenz_leipzig (at) mitost.org
*Please contact the organizers directly if you have any questions.
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