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Here are projects that have been showcased during the NCG Forums since 2009. Culture, social inclusion, environment, solidarity, media..., they all have on thing in common: the aim to strengthen the notion of citizenship and "living together".

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Discover your town through photographs: young people organise their own photo marathon in Nantes, Saarbrücken and Tbilisi to promote and deepen relationships between young people in these three twin towns.

Anna-Rebekka and Joséphine / Saarbrücken

Blackport Design Kollectiv

Students from the Pforzheim Design School organise artistic activities and shared experiences with young people. These activities area aimed at developing the creative industries and the appeal of their towns, ending the isolation of students and reinforcing the bond with local residents.

Janusch and Simon / Pforzheim

Synaxis Baltica

Create an international network to share experiences based on the concept of community gardens and guerrilla gardening, spread the idea throughout Europe and create a community garden in a district of Potsdam.

Katrin et Antonia / Postdam

Young Dance Laboratory

Since four years Young Dance Laboratory combines verbal and non-verbal forms of expression in order to explore new aspects and new forms of artistic work. Working together as a company, being part of it and at the same time being someone special – these are some of the experiences. Current project “No play about love” examines how the youth deals with love.

Dominique, Sina / Dortmund

Enter the Void

Enter the Void is a 2-year international project among the cities Berlin, Amsterdam, Riga and Budapest. Our project aims at designing public spaces (and the according policies) where self-organised events can take place legally and with a simplified bureaucratic procedure. We want to set up a dialogue between young people and decision makers, flanked by multi-disciplinary experts, to facilitate the access of young people and their (sub-)cultural practices to urban space.

Arno, Ramon / Berlin, Amsterdam

Around U

Around U is the online magazine of the Dortmunder U  - a centre for arts and creativity - where young people can depict their view and their individual perspectives of culture and their everyday reality also. Around U was founded in order to help young people develop journalistic skills in new media, especially as a blog by the objectives art and culture. In essays and interviews the self organized group of young people covers several topics which are underlined by photos and videos.

Wesley, Diana / Dortmund

Bandsalat special prize 2014

Young people between 14 and 30 were asked to participate in a short film competition with a special topic of “International Week against Racism”. The aim of this project (that takes place regularly every two years) is to make young people involved and think about problems such as racism nowadays and how everybody can do something against it. The results were presented to a broader public during an award ceremony.

Zoë, Mato / Saarbrücken

Young Dogs

Young Dogs is a Young Academy for Documentary-Film, addressed to young Europeans interested in journalistic and creative work with film. The heart of this project is the weekly documentary-film-workshop scope, for everybody between the age of 15 and 25. During the workshops the young filmmakers learn how to use the basic divisions of film-work. The workshops invite young people to be curious, to take a look, to listen, to see the world sharper through a camera lens, to work together and keep the independence to go their own way. 

Nina, Kathrin / Dortmund

GrAFiTi Theaterfestival

GrAFiTi Theatre Festival is a student initiative of border theatre, which allows an exchange between different theatre groups. The objective is to encourage the student theatre in the “Greater Region” (Germany-France-Luxembourg) and to exchange with other European troops. The festival is special because with each edition it changes the border. In June 2015, the sixth edition of graffiti festival in the Greater Region was held in Saarbrücken. To strengthen relations between the city of Saarbrücken and the city of Nantes, a troupe from Nantes has been invited to participate.

 Diego, Juan / Saarbrücken

Faire Uni Saar

Faire Uni Saar is a project concerning student awareness of fair trade and responsible consumption. This project was created in collaboration with academic institutions, civil society and students. Thanks to the project, the university in Saarbrücken, Germany, obtained an award for being the first German university engaged in fair trade in 2014.

Christine, Meike / Saarbrucken

Europe on Track

Europe on Track is run by young volunteers who aim to raise awareness, to create a space for discussion and to capture the opinions of youth in Europe on important social issues. 6 ambassadors in 2 teams (one videographer, one photographer and one interviewer) travel by train across Europe in 1 month to deliver workshops and interview young people.

Florina Marieta / Europe

Europe Calling

Europe Calling is a podcast born from the encounter between two Europeans who discuss the advantages and disadvantages of European citizenship and their consequences in everyday life. They interview people from Europe and beyond looking at legal aspects vs. reality.

Bettina, Benjamin Joel / Frankfurt