• Seminar " Around the Globe - Volunteers on the move"

    Thousands of young people have already completed a volunteer service in Tanzania. For 10 years now, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has been supporting the North-South volunteer programmes in numerous countries of the global South with its "weltwärts" programme. Due to considerable pressure from the civil society, the “weltwärts” programme is no longer a one-way street. Since 2014 volunteers from Tanzania and other countries of the global South are doing a federal volunteers service in Germany.

    A volunteer service is a formative and life-changing experience, especially for young people. They get to know and reflect on life and the world, global opportunities and challenges, political contexts, social networks and economic dependencies. The majority of the returnees are committed to global justice and fight for a fairer world after their volunteer service.

    The aim of the seminar is to share experiences, to present different perspectives and to reflect on them. The perspectives of the South-North volunteers, of returnees, of host organisations, and of state actors will be heard. Presentations, workshops and discussions provide insights from an academic and personal point of view: What can volunteer services achieve? Where are their limits?

    Open Stage on Saturday Evening

    Your volunteer service has inspired you to write music, poems, thoughts or to something completely different? Here you can share your critical – creative work with others. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please send an email to kreativattanzania-network [dot] de by October 1st.


    18:00 Dinner
    19:00 Arrival - Getting to know each other - World Café
    21:00 Social evening
    09:30 Welcome and introduction introduction to the topic "Around the Globe - Volunteers on the Move".
    10:00 WS I: N.N. Encounters with the Foreign: Processes of Interaction and Action
      WS II: Maria Ringler: Falling in Love during a Volunteer Service
      WS III: Aisha Athumani und Anna-Bonny Krause: Theatre Workshop: Images in our Heads
      WS IV: Zugvögel e.V.: Engagement after Return - About Privileges and Partnerships
    12:30 Lunch
    13:30 WS III: Aisha Athumani und Anna-Bonny Krause: Theatre Workshop: Images in our heads
      WS V: Baraka Lwakatare: Between claim and reality. South North Volunteers in Germany
      WS V: Christoph Pinkert: Political Objectives, Colonial Heritage and Individual Aspirations in Volunteer Services. Who Benefits from this Commitment?
      WS VII: N.N. over Images - Visual Language and Effects of Different Forms of Presentation
    16:00 Coffee and Cake
    16:30 Podium: Volunteer services – everything ok?
    Panel discussion with Sylvia Heinrich (Engagement Global), Christoph Pinkert (rassismuskritischer Trainer), Baraka Lwakatare (ehemaliger Süd-Nord-Freiwilliger), Vertreter*in von Zugvögel e.V. (tbc)
    Moderation: Aneth Lwakatare-Thumm (Tanzania-Network.de)
    18:00 Dinner
    19:30 Music, poems, thoughts ... - Performances by (former) volunteers
    09:00 Workshop “idea mill”: volunteering – where do we go from here?
    12:00 Prospects and recommendations
    12:30 Lunch

    The seminar is open to everyone.

    Download the invitation and registration formular for the seminar in English as PDF.

    After the seminar will be a General meeting of Tanzania-Network.de which is open to everyone interested.


    Online reservation (in German).

    Berlin (Alte Feuerwache)