Youth Seminar ‚Finding Our Place In History‘ in Berlin

Are you passionate about building a stronger future together and learning important lessons from our past? Would you like to take part in discussions and workshops with other British and German young people?



If you are interested in history, and discussing identity, reconciliation and more, this is the seminar for you. We will combine these themes through site visits and lively discussions, which will bring young people from the UK and Germany together to work on projects to promote a better, more united future.

Berlin  1 – 3 June 2018

UK-German Connection will cover all seminar costs, including flights, local and domestic travel and full board and lodging.

Participants will book their own travel to London (see below) in order to travel to and from Berlin with the whole UK group. The cost of your domestic travel will be reimbursed after the seminar.

A small fee of £25 will be requested from selected participants to confirm their participation.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

  • are aged 16-19 (younger pupils aged 14 or 15 can also apply if accompanied by an older pupil from the same school)
  • are a UK resident
  • can demonstrate a strong interest in the themes detailed above, as well as a strong interest in discussing the topic with UK and German peers, and, ideally, some prior involvement in similar activities or other projects related to the themes
  • are willing and able to actively take part in the seminar and contribute to the discussions and activities.
  • are willing and able to complete preparation work for the seminar which will include reading and engaging with (at least part of) ‚The House by the Lake‘ by Thomas Harding.

German language skills are not required for the seminar. Some German language elements will be included in the seminar but you don’t need any prior knowledge and/or translations will be provided.

A max. number of 3 pupils from one school can apply to take part. If 2 or more are attending, the pupils should be from different year groups and/or subject areas.
Active support from both your school and parent(s)/guardian(s) is essential.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Aimée Hardy at:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 1570