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Theatre as a Collective Language

31. October – 11. November 2022


CGE Erfurt e.V. is working with Theatre Impulse e.V. to offer a working group /​ study visit hybrid activity on non-verbal theatre as a tool for migrant integration, storytelling and empowerment, »Theatre as a Collective Language«. It is carried out in cooperation with the Die Nationale Agentur beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung as a partnership for cooperation.


This is a blended training of trainers, aiming to work with 25 educators with either a background in working with migrants, or with creative pedagogies, looking to develop the skillsets regarding::
● Non-verbal Theater methods supporting the inclusion of migrants;
● Knowledge engaging with migrants to understand needs during NfE programs.
● Knowledge on how to co-design programs according to migrants needs;

Understanding that non-verbal approaches in pedagogy have an advantage over (verbal) group discussions formats, especially for immigrant and refugee groups, we aim to use these methodologies to support adult educators who wish to engage migrants in the social, civic and cultural spaces of theater. The basic idea is to develop a methodology that enables migrants to express themselves creatively and to have meaningful encounters with others within a social context. Social interactions are often denied to new migrants because they are (not yet) able to express themselves verbally. However, social contact with the local community and individual expression are crucial ingredients so that a person can feel at home in a place, which will enhance their integration.

Offer for

Educators, with or without a creative pedagogical background, resident in Germany.


European Youth Education and Meeting Center Weimar (EJBW)


Robert Nesirky (CGE Erfurt e.V.)

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Registration deadline: 01.10.2022


Seminar language is English


Participation for this project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and is delivered without cost to the participants.