Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. is a professional association that offers activities and projects of cultural
education for children and young people, established in the year 1995 in Oldenburg. Our working
methods derive from the concept of Performing arts (movements of their bodies and their voices
in relations to the other objects or topics) with the fusion of education for self-reflection, creativity,
political and social issues, personal values, and development etc.
Since we noticed the lack of political understanding and declining active participation of young
people, we added political and social education to our repertoire of the non-formal education.
Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. works in different districts of the city and in cooperation with different
educational centres, where our team leads theatre and dance workshops for children and young

Working with young people on various topics during either long-term projects or intense youth
exchanges in our house with a wide tableau of work methods is our profession and dedication.
This is our motivation to work on this new project „Learning from the past (so we are not
condemned to repeat it)“. With our experience, we want to build up networks throughout
international organizations, but we also want to get insights into other approaches. To develop
more and more visibility for cultural youth work, we also want to participate.

Contact: Karmen Murn
E-mail: k.murn [at] jugendkulturarbeit [dot] eu
Web: jugendkulturarbeit.eu