European Youth Award 2015

GenerationEuropa was awarded the European Youth Award in 2015 for outstanding quality in implementing an Eramsus+ funded project. Specificaly the project „Local Democracy in a Changing World“ was chosen as a best practice model in the category Training and Networking of Youth Workers to support Youth Empowerment. Wolfgang Sieberth together with Igor Novitski, representing our partner from Krasnodar/Russia, attended the award ceremony in Brussels.

Unlock Potential, now!

We need innovation, a lot and fast! How to get people unlock their potential? Join self organized, non hierachical, learner centered educational events.

Wolfgang Sieberth

Designing educational processes is a pretty funny task. Because how to design a process, that intends to not intend? Because if we intend to educate with a certain predefined goal, doesn’t that mean we claim that we know whats best for each learner? Can anyone ever assume that wisdom? Probably not, no wait: I am certain that we can not. It is a profound and redicolous offense towards the human intellect to think that one can even be close to knowing what any human needs to learn. Sure, we have ideas about what we think helps, like learning to read and write, to develop logic and critical thinking, to be healthy, history, geography etc. but, to quote a 12 year old who goes to school right now: “What do these things have to do with my life?”. Nothing at that moment. So this is crucial! I am not sure, let me refrase that: It is utterly stupid to think we know what anyone needs in any given time. We can ask of course. But do learners even know what they want to learn? Well, here is maybe a first indication what education can and should be: empower the learner to know what they want to learn. But here is maybe another little joke: the human allways learns, the brain never stops learning, our brain even learns when we are asleep. So what is learning realy? That is a topic for another time, for now, how can the 12 year old progress, what does he need to develop his potential, talent, well most of all to develop his choice?

I believe that this is the most crucial question any educational activity can try to attempt, to mentor an open ended process, in which the individual gains control, depths and joy about what they can and want to achieve.

Going Out There is exactly an answer to this concept. Vera Gurinova, expert and master mind of cooperation in the field of education has developed this project together with us partners on the basis of needs that our organizations have. In three training courses and two intermediate phases, we will develop selfconfidence to go out into the world to achieve our own visions, but also to engage community in their visions. The first training course has already taken place and has brought together educators, entrepreneurs, artists, doers, thinkers and enjoyers. That group has started to create the basis for collective innovation. Generation Europa will engage in this process building a platform that will allow the exact same opportunity for people in the 20th district in Vienna. Generation Europa is exploring how to create a physical hub allowing for unintended education.

Coming up next: a Series of local meetings, to create a concept, to brand and go out there.

Stay tuned.

Wolfgang Sieberth, early childhood mentor and project manager

#GoingOutThere #PersonalBrandingForEducators #GenerationEuropa #Eduplius #FundacjaInnowacyjnejEdukacji #HellenicYouthParticipation

Start-ups: new European initiative successfully started

„Going Out There“ is a project that wants to empower entrepreneurship. Specifically we want to invite multipliers, teachers, pedagogues, workshop leaders, moderators, knowledge-transferers, talkers, offerers, listeners, learners, well just everyone to join and increase their competences in offering learning spaces. We want practicioners to improve their service, increase their visibility and support the success of their activity. Generation Europa has partnered up to offer training and support. For more information contact

This project is funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ programme.

Stranger Whale – our short Erasmus+ project documantary

Here is what we did, what we do and what we will do. Find out about our future, the PRBW (peer-reviewed-businessplan-writing 🙂 or our other Erasmus+ cofunded projects.

Have a look at this video, contact us for more information.

See the video here:

This video was created by Sobhi Aksh, multimedia artist currently based in Vienna togetheSr with the participants of the eduACTor training course. This training course – cofunded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union – brought together world citizens from more than 15 regions world wide, speaking more than 20 languages. The objective was to network our organizations, learn and practice collaboration in order to find solutions for the challenges in our societies.

We support innovation for tomorow, bottom up, sustainable and selfdefined.


Erasmus+ kann man das essen?

Erasmus+: kann man das essen? Von 10. bis 12. Oktober finden europaweit die Erasmus+ days statt. Das bedeutet, dass fast 3.000 Organisationen weltweit an diesen Tagen das Programm Erasmus+ und vor allem aber Europa feiern. Das Kollektiv Generation Europa, frameworks: global citizens co-working und die BetterMaking organization veranstalten dafür ein eigenes Event und möchten dich gerne herzlich dazu einladen! Das Event findet am 10. Oktober 2019 im Allerheiligenpark in Wien statt. Von 15 bis 18 Uhr servieren wir euch feinstes syrisches, vegetarisches Essen, Getränke und inspirierende Gespräche über Erasmus+ und Europa. Außerdem hat uns das IZ – Verein für Vielfalt, Bildung und Dialog hübsche Erasmus+ Goodies zur Verfügung gestellt, die wir euch gerne schenken möchten. Teilt gerne diese Einladung und nehmt viele Leute mit, denn nur gemeinsam sind wir dieses großartige Europa und erschaffen mehr Lernmöglichkeiten für alle! Für alle Rückfragen sind wir gerne unter oder 0677/63107500 für euch erreichbar.

Aktivität gefördert durch Erasmus+ Jugend in Aktion

Creating Spaces for Ideas

47 participants from over 30 regions, 15 different languages, three different continents and one goal: create and realize ideas in the field of Human Rights Education. We have successfully completed our Contact Making Seminar EduACTor for Change. Our next project: Scenario Europe 2050, looking into the future of education. You are interessted to join, collaborate, participate, create ideas: Contact us! We are ready.

Follow developments on our facebook page, contact us for more information. Its time we act.

This project has been funded by the Erasmus+ programme. For more information klick here.

CROWDFUNDING LAUNCH: World Citizen Calendar

As of today, 13th of December 2017 you can donate to get our World Citizen Calendar 2018 here . Its a postcard calendar high lighting World Days decided by the United Nations General Assembly. Its the result of the Global School Film and Animation Studio Workshop.

We are making this calendar because people asked us to do so 🙂 and the Global School participants developed their skill and potential realizing it. Its 12 post cards (you can strip off the calendarium) with pictures from all over the world. As last year this calendar is a product of our Global School curriculum. Last year young people from our Global Youth Exchange initiated the calendar. This year the volunteer programm in cooperation with Hungary supported the work for this claendar.

With the money that you donate we will continue to build the Global School. Next step: Setting up a comprehensive website and moving into our collaborative office in Vienna. In the future the Global School will network and empower ideas of people no matter of their background or past. We want to support all people to wake up every morning and feel: Now is the day to take action, to do the ideas I have and to enjoy this very moment together with others. The world offers opportunities, we need to make them accesible for all. Now. With you.

For more information please contact us at:

Human Rights Day

On 10th of December 2017 we published a little Campaign on dreams and Human Rights here. Have a look, share, comment, or juste enjoy. Its part of our #worldcitizen campaign, which is to raise awarenes on global subjects and contribute to a #globalschool idea. All people regardless where they live, how they were raised, what they believe or how their economic situation is, we would like to enable empowerment and inspiration to realize their ideas.

 For more information contact us.

The World Citizen Calendar 2018 – coming shortly

Dear friends of the Postcard Calendar. We are happy to announce that also this year we have designed a World Citizen Calendar. We will anounce it shortly. Like last year its a postcard calendar displaying 12 photographs from around the world. This time it also highlights United Nations World Days. Each month you can celebrate one of the special days that the World Community has jointly decided. Stay tuned or have a look here to find out more and how to get one.

World Citizen Calendar 2018


Due to the success of last year, having funded the Global Youth Calendar via Kickstarter, we decided to continue making calendars from now on. This year its the World Citizen Calendar, featuring photographs from around the world. Also it highlights some of the United Nations World Days. Have a look and get one (or two, or many :). The recommended donation for one calendar is 6 EUR.

Again we tried to design a beautiful useful calendar that people can also use as postcards. Second, we want to promote the idea of World Citizenship and third to learn how to develop our own crowdfunding concept. Soon you will beable to support all our projects through our own crowdfudning page. We are very happy to have achieved this with the second Calendar that is now available on here. If your interessted in getting a calendar please do contact us. We will be happy to send one to you.

Follow us on Facebook, or contact us if you have any questions.

Contact: Wolfgang Sieberth

Here a little preview:

Eurobridge Tunisia 2015

Die Eurobrücke Tunesien 2015 ist ein Projekt zwischen Generation Europa und AVER, Tunesien. Seit 2015 verschickt Generation Europa Freiwillige nach Tunesien um künftig gemeinsam zivilgesellschaftliche Herausforderungen zu bewältigen. Ebenso geht es um die Entfaltung eines gemeinsamen Ideennetzwerkes, innerhalb der Global Citizen Curriculums. Freiwillige verbringen 6 Monate in Tunesien und begleiten die Arbeit von AVER. Ebenso werden Kooperationen erarbeitet, wie etwa die Weiterentwicklung des Global Youth Exchanges und dem Global Citizen Curriculums. Gefördert wird dieses Projekt von der Europäischen Kommission im Rahmen des Erasmus+ Jugend in Aktion Förderprogrammes, Generation Europa und AVER.

Find more information (in English) on the official website of the European Commission here!

The Hyper Talk Project // Digital Training Room

Exploration, creativity and bussiness are now digital matters. The beauty, success and failure of all kinds of initiatives are profoundly influenced by digital tools. With the Digital Training Room (DTR) we will make a contribution, that enables individuals and groups to increase the scope of their ideas. The DTR will allow a different level of collaboration, identity management and development for innovation for prosperity of all and everything.

We believe, that the identity of people and groups has a digital aspect. Today its just an aspect, in the distant future it might be all of our identity. It is necessary, rewarding and fun to create and work on digital tools that strengthen the competence of individuals and groups to


1. be aware of digital identity and
2. to be able to consciously influence the digital identity governance/management.

We dream of a world where we can have ideas, understand ideas, and make ideas a reality. Everyone, all the time, with everybody for everyone. We dream of imagination becoming a reality, our creativity getting to live, because we understand it, because we have a tool that helps us to grow creativity, make us grow as an individual and as a group. We would like to create a technology that enables individuals and groups to use more potential of their ideas, training and entrepreneurial aspirations for them selves and the comunity they live in.

With the DTR project Generation Europa plans to achieve:

1. a digital platform that increases the successrate of knowledge transfer; and

2. preparation of individuals and groups to increase their idea realization potential

The DTR will allow currently available technologies to be linked visualized and meaningfully operable by any person with access to the internet. Learning will not only be an individual effort, or an experience only accessed by certain gender or nationality, it will be an experience everyone can participate, alone or as a group.

Generation Europa has gathered a team that is developing this platform. We have tested preliminary concept sketches in 2016 within the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action framework (TC/YE Social Diplomacy – Mindmapping Opportunities, MTM Weimar and the Council of Europe Seminar (Re)wind.

For any further information please contact Wolfgang Sieberth ( or connect to

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, two volunteer opportunities available to go to Medenine/Tunisia

Would you like to understand more of how the world is? Do you want to be part of the global society, trying to impact not only localy but globaly? Do you want to learn French and Arabic?
We have two places for volunteers in Medenine/Tunisia within our partner organization La voix de l’Enfant Rural ( Have a look at the evs-call-Tunisia and contact us for information or apply directly to
General Information:

  • All costs covered (travel to Medenine, small pocket money, health insurance, food allowance, accommodation, language training, coaching, predeparture training, come back evaluation)
  • Who can apply: everybody who lives in Austria and is aged between 18 and 30 years and wants to experience Tunisia and volunteer work on a global level.
  • Duration: 6 months starting late April/beginning of May
  • How to directly apply: write a short motivational message of not more than 300 words, of why you would like to get this scholarship to
  • Application deadline: deadline to apply for this volunteer opportunity is on MARCH 5th 12 o clock CET. All applicants will be informed about the result on MARCH 8th by email.
  • When will I know if I was accepted or not: All applicants will be informed by email about the results of the selection process on MARCH 8th by email.

Global School, empowering potential

Together with our global partners we are developing the Global School. It consists of a series of educational measures taking place all over the world enhancing entrepreneurial thinking, global awareness in regard to engaging in global opportunities, exploring collaboration in an international setting and designing prosperity of individuals and community.

Global Youth Calendar 2017 – Successfull Crowdfunding

Now available, the Global Youth Calendar 2017, order it now by Email here (!
Thanks to our network and all supporters we were able to produce the Global Youth Calendar 2017! Have a look about the project here.
Together with the Youth Center in Perg, Generation Europa has launched and successfully ended the Global Youth Calendar 2017 crowdfunding campaign. Have a look and contact us for further information.

Crowdfunding Success 2016

We are happy to have achieved a crowdfunding campaign. We have reached over 200% of our funding goal within two weeks of our campaign. Together with the Youth Center in Perg, Magdalena, Philipp, Abas, Verena, Jean and Wolfgang we have been able to publish the Global Youth Calendar 2017 with a crowdfunding campaign.

Austrian Youth Award 2016

In 2016, Generation Europa was awarded the Austrian Youth Award Recnition in the category International Youth Projects. Specifically the project „Jump in!“ with our Jordanian partner was awarded for outstanding quality and achievement. This project is a major element of our cooperation between regions and continents.

Global Youth Calendar

Generation Europa is hosting the global youth exchange every August. Some of the participants were interested in engaging in the work of Generation Europa, engaging in contributing to global education. One way of doing so became the Global Youth Calendar. We went to the youth center in Perg and together developed the crowdfunding idea. We wanted to achieve three main objectives: First, to design a beautiful useful calendar that people can also use as postcards. Second, we wanted to promote the idea of global education and third to learn how to use Kickstarter and their crowdfunding concept. We are very happy to have achieved this with the first Global Youth Calendar that is now available on our website.

The first Global Youth Calendar was produced in 2017 and is now available on our website. If you wish to make a donation, we would be glad to send you the Global Youth Calendar 2017. See the section here on how to donate.

Follow us on Facebook, or contact us if you have any questions.

Contact: Wolfgang Sieberth

Get the Global Youth Calendar 2017; Crowdfunding campaign launched

As of now, you have 13 days to support our cause and receive a post card calendar 2017. Generation Europa in cooperation with young people who participated in our last Global Youth Exchange has created this kickstarter campaign. The idea is to raise money to produce the calendar, but also to raise awareness for global education. We want to offer new ways of learning for everyone. That includes the development of the global curriculum that will allow young people to get engaged in entrepreneurship, learning their talents, experimenting and exploring. All of this will take place all over the world.
Follow the link
Get the calendar, support global education.

Password for Human Rights 16

In Zusammenarbeit mit AICEM, Italien arbeitet Generation Europa an der Konzipierung von Menschenrechtscampagnen. Ausgangspunkt war eine Study Session in Italien zum Thema. Gemeinsam erarbeiteten die TeilnehmerInnen Ideen zur Umsetzung von bewußtseinsbildenden Maßnahmen. In Wien arbeiten wir momentan an einem Social-Experiment dazu.

Generation Europa nominiert für den Österreichischen Jugendpreis 2016

Wir freuen uns sehr am 6. Dezember zur Feier anlässlich des Österreichischen Jugendpreises als nominierte Organisation mitdabei sein zu können. Lets see what happens next.

PBA Jordanien 2014

Die Partnership Building Activity in Jordanien 2014 war ein Projekt von Generation Europa in Zusammenarbeit mit dem East-West Center in Amman. Ziel war es 20 MultiplikatorInnen zusammenzubringen um über erfolgreiche Projektpartnerschaften mit dem Mittleren Osten zu sprechen. Es wurden Projekte im Bereich Umweltschutz, Bildung und Partizipation erarbeitet. Gefördert wurde dieses Projekt von der Europäischen Kommission im Rahmen des Erasmus+ Jugend in Aktion Förderprogramms mit Cofinanzierung durch Generation Europa und dem East-West Center.

Kontakt: Wolfgang Sieberth

Global Youth Exchange 15

Global Youth Exchange ist eine jährlich stattfindende Jugendbegegnung für Jugendliche zwischen 13 und 18 Jahren, zwei Wochen im August, in Wien. Über 60 Jugendlichen aus aller Welt wird hier ein Raum geboten gemeinsam an WeltbürgerInnenschaft und Technologie teilzuhaben. Ziel ist es gemeinsam Ideen zu schmieden, inspiriert zu werden mit anderen Neues zu erleben, sich dem globalen Raum anzunehmen um ihn sinnvoll nutzen zu können. Dies ist ein inklusiv entwickeltes Projekt, das Menschen mit besonderen Bedürfnissen Unterstützung bietet. 


Gefördert wird dieses Projekt von der Europäischen Kommission im Rahmen des Erasmus+ Jugend in Aktion Förderprogramms mit Cofinanzierung durch 18 ProjektpartnerInnen.

2015 nahmen 50 Jugendliche aus Portugal, Russland, Ägypten, Israel und Österreich teil. Ebenso Teil des Projektes ist ein MultiplikatorInnen Training bei dem die Jugendbegegnung nachbereitet wird, neue Lernkonzepte erarbeitet werden und allgemein eine internationale Partnerschaft vertieft wird. 2015 fand das MultiplikatorInnen Training in Armenien statt. Hier wurden Ideen und Konzepte erarbeitet, wie Jugendbegegnungen durchgeführt werden können.

For more information on the official website of the European Commission in English, click here!

This project was funded by the European Commission Youth in Action programme.

Als „Europeen Volunteer“ in Jordanien – ein Erfahrungsbericht von Johanna Damböck

Im Oktober 2014 habe ich meine Reise nach Jordanien angetreten: zwar kannte ich das Land schon von einer früheren Backpacker-Reise, aber dennoch war die Erfahrung in diesem Land zu leben noch einmal etwas ganz anderes und eine Möglichkeit für mich soviel Neues zu lernen und mich persönlich weiter zu entwickeln.

„Jordanien“ – das klang, wie ich herausfand, für viele Menschen in Österreich wie ein Ort der großen Unsicherheit, Gefahr und großen Unannehmlichkeiten, besonders in Bezug auf die Rolle einer Frau in einer arabischen Gesellschaft. Tatsächlich trifft aber keines dieser Kategorisierungen und Wertungen auf diese Gesellschaft zu; glücklicherweise sind diese Betrachtungen um einiges zu kurz gefasst. Zwar stimmt es, dass Frauen in einer „arabischen Gesellschaft“ eine besondere Rolle einnehmen, welche anders als die Rolle der Frau im europäischen Kontext definiert ist. Nichtsdestotrotz kann ich aber zum Glück sagen, dass das Bild der arabischen Frau, welche vom Mann dominiert wird und selbst viel weniger Rechte als ein Mann genießt, zu kurz greift. Vor allem in Jordanien gibt es in den letzten Jahren eine stark wachsende Anzahl von Frauenaktivistinnen und auch in politischen Entscheidungsprozessen spielen Frauen eine zunehmend große Rolle. Nicht zu vergessen ist selbstverständlich die große Rolle die Frauen innerhalb von Familien spielen.

Auch habe ich in meiner Zeit in Jordanien und meinen vielen Reisen in die palästinensischen Gebiete und nach Ägypten soviel Freundlichkeit, Herzlichkeit, und Interesse entgegnet bekommen, wie sonst selten wo auf unserer Welt. Kurz gesagt, ich freue mich aus meiner Zeit in Jordanien die klare Bilanz ziehen zu können, dass die meisten Gedanken, Ideen und Vorstellungen über die arabische Welt nicht zutreffen und viele von Ihnen vor allem stereotypisch und oft sogar sehr rassistisch sind. Tatsächlich glauben kann man dies aber wahrscheinlich nur dann, wenn man dies selbst erlebt und die Möglichkeit hat, sich selbst ein Bild der arabischen Kultur zu machen. Um eben genau dies zu erreichen, ist es wichtig, Menschen davon zu überzeugen ihre Augen zu öffnen, ihren Abenteuer- und Erkenntnisdrang nachzugehen und sich auf eine Reise zu begeben.

Denn was Europa und die arabische Welt in dieser Zeit voller Krisen benötigt, sind Brücken – Brücken des Verständnissen, Brücken des Verstehens und Brücken der Zusammenarbeit. Brücken können auf vielseitige Weisen gebaut werden: durch Reiseerfahrungen, durch Gespräche, durch Solidaritätsbekundungen oder wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mit Unternehmen der arabischen Welt. Oder eben auch durch Programme, wie dem European Volunteer Service. Solche Brücken würden dann im Endeffekt nicht nur die arabische Welt, sondern auch vor allem auch Europa im Denken fortschrittlich beeinflussen. In diesem Sinne bleibt nicht viel zu sagen, wie: „The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page” – und die, die sich nicht auch selbst auf eine Reise begeben, werden leider auch nie die große Bereicherung der arabischen Kultur, die Freundlichkeit und Herzlichkeit der Menschen der arabischen Welt, und in Jordanien im Speziellen, verstehen können.

Johanna Damböck lebte in Amman/Jordanien als Europäische Freiwillige im Rahmen des Erasmus+ Programms der Europäischen Kommission. Generation Europa verschickt interessierte Freiwillige,  bei Interesse kontaktiert uns gerne unter

For an english report by Johanna, please refer to this link:

Eurobridge Tunisia 2015 – successful grant application and project launch

Our desire to strengthen partnership with North Africa and the Middle East got supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. A six month volunteer programme is now put in place to enable cooperation,  inspiration and development in a ‪#‎globalcitizen‬ society. We are looking forward to a profound partnership with the organization La Voix de l´Enfant Rural and Anis Sadaa from ‪#‎Medenine‬ / Tunisia. We also wish Lydia Letsch all the best for her engagement in Tunisia through this programme.

Internet of Ideas launcht Fundraising-Weihnachtsaktion für Generation Europa

Generation Europa Partner Internet of Ideas ruft mit der Christmas Map eine weihnachtliche Fundraising-Aktion ins Leben um einen Teil unserer Bildungsarbeit zu finanzieren. Das Projekt basiert auf einer Online-Karte von Wien auf der sämtliche Märkte, Konzerte, soziale Veranstaltungen sowie Weihnachtsaktionen von Geschäften und Restaurants rund um das Thema “Weihnachten in Wien” verzeichnet sind. Ein Teil der Erlöse, die durch die kostenpflichtigen Einträge generiert werden, geht direkt an Generation Europa. Mehr Informationen finden sich unter