About the project

Global challenges do not stop at national borders and can only be solved through joint, transnational cooperation – both at the political and societal level. The Urban X-Change Network offers nine German Adult Education Centres (Volkshochschule) and their counterparts in Great Britain, Ukraine and the USA the opportunity to carry out cross-border cultural and educational activities in close cooperation with their respective city administration and local civil society. The thematic framework is set by the 2030 Agenda.

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City-Partnerships : overview

The cornerstones of the Urban X-Change Network are the City Partnerships. Cities, their adult education institutions and civil society from Great Britain, Ukraine and the USA with their German counterparts will carry out cross-border activities through 2022 and 2023.

PROJECT

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! Fostering a Welcome Culture and Preventing Racism and Discrimination

Project partners
Adult education institutions: Volkshochschule Aachen (Germany) and Rochdale Borough Council (Great Britain)
City administrations: City of Aachen, Rochdale Borough Council
Civil society actors: Big Life Health Improvement Service, Rochdale; NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group; Action Together, Rochdale; NRWeltoffen, Aachen.

Project duration
May 2022 – February 2023

PROJECT

Shared Lives – Connecting Coventry and Kiel Residents

Project partners
Adult education institutions: Förde-Volkshochschule, Kiel (Germany) and Coventry City Council Adult Education Service (Great Britain)
City administrations: City of Kiel, Coventry City Council
Civil society organisations: ZBBS-Zentrale Bildungs-und Beratungsstelle für Migrantinnen und Migranten e.V. (Migrants Counselling Centre), Kiel; Migration Forum, Kiel; Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Project duration
May 2022 - February 2023

PROJECT

Joint Peace Centre of the twinned towns of Celle-Sumy “ART of learning and living together: Education for democracy, human rights and sustainable development”

Project partners
Adult education institutions: Volkshochschule Celle (Germany) and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Lifelong Learning Centre, Sumy (Ukraine)
City administrations: City of Celle, Sumy City Council
Civil society organisations: Sumy State University; Sumy Youth Leisure Centre; NGO Council of Young Scientists, Sumy; NGO “Centre for Civic Education and Business Initiatives in Sumy”; NGO Centre for Euroinitiatives, Sumy.

Project duration
May 2022 – February 2023

PROJECT

Lifelong learning project "Come together, learn together"

Project partners
Adult education institutions: Volkshochschule Leipzig (Germany) and NGO "Association of innovative and digital education", Kyiv (Ukraine)
City administrations: City of Leipzig and City of Kyiv
Civil society organisations/other partners: State Scientific Institution "Institute of education content modernization" of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine, NGO "Ukrainian Students' Association", NGO "Association of Adult Education" (Ukraine), NGO "Ukraine-Kontakt" e.V. (Germany), Theater der jungen Welt (Germany)

Project duration
August 2022 - March 2022

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Contact

Erika Bürkle

Senior Desk Officer
Urban X-Change Network

0049 (0)228/975 69-795
buerkle@dvv-international.de

Céline Diebold

Senior Desk Officer
Urban X-Change Network

0049 (0)228/975 69-790
diebold@dvv-international.de

Liza Warncke

Project Coordinator
Urban X-Change Network

0049 (0)228/975 69-138
warncke@dvv-international.de

Cristina Bucinschi

Administrative Officer
Urban X-Change Network

0049 (0)228/975 69-759
bucinschi@dvv-international.de

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