#DeafCall: realities of German deaf people

Good evening from the Berlin Catalonia Hotel! 20 days have already passed from the time when we crossed the “border” of this hotel and went for exploring Germany and developing our projects. Even despite the fact that today we started a new stage of the #neuLAND program, #DeafCall team could…

October 28, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

Dresden, crazy amount of meetings and potential partners

Even tho I spent 6 days in Dresden, I didn’t have time to relax well as meetings were everyday and very interesting, exhibitions, studios, atelies, off-spaces, lunch, dinners, coffees, wine and mulled wine. It was absolutely fruitful visit. Thanks to Nils and Jonas who are very active workers in creative…

October 27, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

Leipzig

  Leipzig is city I absolutely fell in love with, so comfy, peaceful and the same time so lively. Dozens and dozens of events and exhibitions, parties and just cool places. My first meeting was in Spinnerei absolutely an amazing space with a very cool background story. (which you can…

October 27, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

This is the Beginning

9.53. On the way to Berlin. As wise people used to say: Sooner or later everything comes to the end. Now it’s not easy to digest, that we came to Germany one month ago, everyone full of ideas, passion and readiness for the journey. I think everyone of us on…

October 27, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

A story of a journey

Hello sweet late October!   On the last couple of feet but sill here, still excited, still on the way! Let me tell you what this autumn brought to me in the middle of the season. Take your cup of tea or coffee and be ready for the expedition. The story…

October 27, 2016 | Maria Grigorita read more...

Research & Results trade show. Munich

On 26th of October, the doors have been opened at the Research & Results trade show, the largest of its kind in the world. For two days of exhibitors and companies have the opportunity to make contacts, exchange information, and close deals. In addition to getting to know German and…

October 26, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

Meeting with Frau Merkel. MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN 2016

On 25, November Angela Merkel visited Medientage exhibition which took place in Munich. Frau Merkel had a floor on media issues and was broadcast onair to exhibition visitors. Its not a secret, that whatever you project idea or start up is, media is one of the useful sources which can…

October 26, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

Dachau – Never Again

  There is a place nearby Munich, where people tourists come not for world famous beer and architecture. Dachau concentration camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. Afterwards it was broaden. As for now the exact numer of prisoners is unclear. Places…

October 26, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

You`ll never walk alone: #DeafCall

October 26, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

Back to Berlin: final meetings and preparations

Caught an early train from Dresden to Berlin. I can’t believe how much work has already been done. So many interesting interviews, meetings with experts, advisers, students. I am so inspired and motivated, I want to share my passion and how I feel now. I am so grateful for this…

October 26, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

Waldorf School in Dresden – inspiration from the students

It was so exciting to visit Waldorf school and see the learning process, talk with students and teachers, experience new ways of education. I was fascinated how much the students enjoy their classes and go to school with joy. They don’t receive any grades but study because it is important…

October 25, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

How to bring free bus stations to cities. Meeting Christian Knappe at WALL

After having met experts for different areas of my project throughout the past weeks, I needed to see how those can work in an already operating model – and there I was at WALL. Christian met me in the hall of the WALL Headquarters on Friedrichstrasse, Berlin. We went in…

October 25, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

INSPIRATION IN BERLIN

Last days in Berlin I had several important meetings and visits. I visited European Platform for Democratic Elections, European Academy Berlin, bureau of the European Parliament and Commission and went on excursion to the German Bundestag. I am so excited and inspired after these meetings! I have started with the…

October 25, 2016 | Olga Pysmenna read more...

Heart of Ecology – Federal Environment Agency

Together with Mr. Jahid we managed to visit The German Federal Environment Agency’s office building, which went in Dessau into service in 2005. Since then, the building has attracted numerous visitors from both Germany and abroad because of its eye-catching architecture and ecological design concept. The Offices for the Federal…

October 24, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

Nazi Architecture – “Fascination and Terror” Exhibition. Documentation Centre of Nazi Party Rallying Grounds. Nuremberg.

On August 31st, 1946, Albert Speer, as a defendant, was allowed to give a brief conclusion at the Nuremberg trials, which was also his last speech. Speer was the main architect of Adolf Hitler, and worked together with the Nazi party on building important structures aimed at carrying through years…

October 24, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

“Fresh milk for coffee that’s gone cold” – student exhibition. The New Museum. Nuremberg

A lot of the criticism of modern art points out to its simplicity and dullness. I am sure many of us thought “I could do that” while looking at some of the modern art installations. Nevertheless, after my visit to the Neues Museum in Nuremberg, I dare to argue that…

October 24, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

BETAHAUS Best World Pitches

On 15-16, October me, Catalina and Maria were volunteers on a great event of Betahaus Berlin. People from all over the wourld could take a chance to participate in start up competition. 8 best and most promising star ups were selected for the betapithes. On 15, October there was an…

October 23, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

Art is a way of survival!:))

Being a great fan of Van Gogh paintings, I did easily notice a poster in Düsseldorf (good marketing step to attract tourists). Located near the Cologen City Hall,  it is not difficult to find Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, approxiametly 5 min walk from the Cathedral Square. There are a large number…

October 22, 2016 | Gohar read more...

Do you believe in love at first sight? – Yes, if it is München.

I felt in love with this city from the first sight. I was impressed with the beauty of its architecture, history and traditions. It is difficult to find words to express, how this place inspired and motivated me. Before the trip, I have read, that the city is not big…

October 22, 2016 | Olga Pysmenna read more...

Keep asking. The Jewish approach is to keep asking :). Meeting Dr. Eyal Inbar

I was lucky to assist at his lectures on Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st. The jolly approach of Dr. Inbar to teach, kept me awake even at the 8am lecture, after having woken up at 5am to get there. Of course I couldn’t miss a private discussion, which…

October 22, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

The importance of looking at social innovation failures. Meeting Prof. Taco Brandsen.

I met Prof. Brandsen as a delegate at the ISIRC conference on Social innovation in September 2016 at Glasgow Caledonian University. Presenting my own research on social innovation at the conference, I was especially fascinated by Prof. Brandsen’s work, as it made me rethink many aspects of my own paper….

October 22, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

Impact HUB #DeafCall

To say that Munich is amazing is to say NOTHING, but NOTHING makes me feel more grateful than a chance to present a project in front of people who care. So, I do want to share my emotions about the time I spent in Munich and warm #DeafCall welcome from Impact…

October 21, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

Silver Tipps – sicher online im alter!

Hallo team 🙂 Today I had a super meeting with the SILVER TIPPS experts: Florian Preßmar and Jonas Winzer from Mainz. They have explained me the entire process of the project fonctioning, how they got sponsors and finance, how they continue to have succes even after 6 years of entering…

October 21, 2016 | silvia sava read more...

How does Catalina’s journey look

There have been a lot of time since i’m promising myself to post something on the blog. However, Germany is a very busy country, and as I try to have a non touristic perspective here, I am always doing interesting things to do instead of posting. Nonetheless, now that I am…

October 21, 2016 | Catalina Bucos read more...

Meeting with Aachen University students

The RWTH Aachen University was founded in 1870 and now it is the largest technical university in Germany. The university has always had strong ties with industry, creating a European equivalent of Silicon Valley.   Aachen is very close to the Dutch and Belgian border and for Its size, It is…

October 21, 2016 | Jahid Mikayilov read more...

5 things I love about Germany

About a month ago Germany was for me just a country of EU. Or honestly, a country with more alternative kind of energy. #neuLAND was my first international experience and before coming here I never imagined that I will have such a first impressions about this country. So in a…

October 21, 2016 | Atabaylee read more...

Why buildings in DC are never taller than the Obelisk. Meeting Dr. Adil Bokhari, professor at Dessau Institute of Architecture

Waiting to meet Dr. Bokari, he almost missed me in the crowd. I mentioned to be wearing my blue navy coat and a pink scarf (though my scarf was a light shade of pink). So Adil almost lost me expecting a rather fuchsia scarf. Then I realized this is the…

October 20, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

Follow the instagram account to know about my trip.

For those interested in my Bauhaus trip in Berlin, Dessau, Weimar => follow this account @bauhaus.trail https://www.instagram.com/bauhaus.trail/ Lamp by Marianne Brandt. The Bauhaus Building, Dessau.  

October 19, 2016 | Stefaniya Liashuk read more...

Meet the woman who turned around her life at the age of 53

Hello from Bergisch Gladbach – a city in the Cologne region of Germany ! Let me present you Mrs. Petra Cammarota – the woman from Bergisch Gladbach who became a trainer of Computer and Internet skills for elderly people at the age of 53 years old, after quitting a job she…

October 19, 2016 | silvia sava read more...

Unplanned turns…

Well,  turn back today was very unexpected but exciting. I have decided to change my route for a little bit and visit Worms – one of historical cities. From Heidelberg I return to Worms and after a day will continue on to my trip to Munich. So many interesting interviews,…

October 19, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

Have you met anyone who is 106?

18.10.2016 So far more than 106 years one of the most famous Belarusians keeps motivating people. Barys Kit – is a Belarusian-American rocket scientist, scientist in mathematics and physics. a long-standing member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,  Vice-President of the Eurasian International Astronautics Academy, Professor Emeritus of Maryland University, etc. A…

October 19, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

German Government Recycling Relations

Today it as so important for the project to visit The Recycling Zentrum which is located in Frankfurt am Main. I had a chance to talk to Dr. Horst Broehl-Kerner. He kindly made a tour for me across a big local company, which concidered to be a social interprice which…

October 19, 2016 | Hanna Aranovich read more...

Cooperation with state and private organizations, companies of Federal Republic of Germany in the frame of the #neuLAND programme

I am representing the project “Employment for people with disabilities”. Our research institute is implementing the German model of employment for people with disabilities in Armenia, which will include workshops for disabled people, individual workplace training, integration companies and mandatory quota of 5% disabled employees for companies in Armenia, rehabilitation…

October 19, 2016 | Tigran read more...

“Mediacafe” starts getting shaped in Hannover

About positive For the person, whose brain is not business-oriented at all, it is always very important to find some supporters, who can “bring him down to the Earth” or so-called “world of numbers”. Any yes, fortunately or not I was telling it about myself. Here we go. Hanover was…

October 19, 2016 | Vahan Kostanyan read more...

#DeafCall: shipping worldwide

Guten Morgen from Munich! I have stayed in Regensurg for a long time and I am totally in love with this city. To say honestly, I had a hope to meet the major of Regensburg, Mr. Joachim Wolbergs (due to the fact that Odessa (my native city) and Regensburg are cities-sisters (or…

October 19, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

Discovering Düsseldorf (part 2)

Second day in Düsseldorf but I don’t get tired to admire it. Today I have had a special “guide” – Vahe who helped me to explore all the beauty and sights of this city as well as gave me useful advices about my project. Vahe is an amazing individual and…

October 18, 2016 | Gohar read more...

Discovering Düsseldorf (part 1)

Düsseldorf is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Being an international and financial center Dusseldorf is also known for its academy of fine arts and pioneering influence  on electronic music.       Düsseldorf lies at the centre of the Lower Rhine basin, where the delta of the…

October 18, 2016 | Gohar read more...

Non-Stop Positive =)

The days have been busy but very exciting! Since beginning of the business trip I’ve had conversations with many people who I planned to talk to and also who I met by accident. Besides, discovering Germany is amazing experience. So many beautiful people, so many beautiful places! That’s happiness when…

October 18, 2016 | Liliya Bedlyaeva read more...

An unplanned phone call can land you an amazing meeting. Interviewing Dr. Raoule Haschke, Heidelberg Start-up Partners

On Monday, October 10th I was in the train station of Mannheim after my first meeting. Another meeting that I really wanted to have in Baden Wurttemberg was with CSI department of University of Heidelberg, but I had no reply from them. What do you do when you receive no…

October 18, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

The best time for crowdfunding initiatives!

Do you want some challenges in your life? Just organize a crowdfunding platform in any post-Soviet country! There are several reasons for such unfortunate situation: the overall low level of living standards, economical unsustainability, the lack of such social habits, very limited internet access. But still, even people living in…

October 17, 2016 | Elena Ostanina read more...

Cologne meetings and exploring

Meeting with Teona was extremely interesting, she’s Georgian living in Cologne 20 years now, she works mostly as a curator and does many many other things in social and cultural fields. She gave me an inspiration of how could I make an urban festival and also connected to her brother…

October 17, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

From Cologne with love

Thousands of Love Locks on Hohenzollern Bridge   Today, whenever people talk about Cologne, the first thing that comes to their mind is the Cathedral, famously known as the Kölner Dom. But I will remember this city because of Love-Locked Bridge. Thousands upon thousands of locked padlocks can be seen affixed to…

October 15, 2016 | Jahid Mikayilov read more...

This is TU Dortmund

Technical University of Dortmund Since its founding in 1968, Dortmund Technical University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences. There are more than 3200 foreign students from more than 100 countries at the University. Here the international character of the university…

October 14, 2016 | Jahid Mikayilov read more...

And the meetings continue every day …

So many interesting interviews I have done in the last days: house for elder people, nursing facility, federal ministry of environment and even the bank! I want to tell more about my meeting at Sparkasse KolnBonn. It was just one hour ago. One of the most important ones bbecause I…

October 13, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

Non-accidental #DeafCall Coincidence

Good evening from one of the most picturesque cities in Germany – Regensburg! First of all, let me introduce my good friend Steffi Burger, a trainer from the organization Experiment e.V., which is a non-profit organization that is committed to encouraging exchanges between peoples of all cultures, religions and age groups. We…

October 12, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

One of the most beautiful cities in the world.. Potsdam!!!

Potsdam is the capital and largest city of Brandenburg and situated on the river Havel. The culture and architecture of the city is awesome and will attract everyone. It is said that Potsdam was a center of European immigration. The most popular attraction in Potsdam is Sanssouci Park, 2 km…

October 12, 2016 | Gohar read more...

Germany: lessons to learn

After the World War II, Germany has started to change completely its media system. Always keeping in mind the devastating consequences of the governmental control of the press, the Germans had to create not only independent media, but firstly some protection mechanisms against authorities and their influence. At that time…

October 12, 2016 | Elena Ostanina read more...

Arrival in Cologne

Directly after meeting I arrived in Cologne, I’m hosted by an artist (lucky Airbnb choice). Cologne doesnt seem to be a beautiful place to live (very personal opinion) but it’s very comfortable from what I noticed now. Cathedral of Cologne is so, so impressive I don’t dare to upload a…

October 12, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

Civic education and traditions

Last three days I spent between Bonn and Köln. In Bonn I had very important meeting (which was not easy to get) in the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). Christian Vey kindly showed me the Agency and told about how it works. I was surprised to learn, that bpb…

October 12, 2016 | Olga Pysmenna read more...

My journey-blog on Facebook

Here is my blog on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/251043491959525. Please find photos, reports and impressions there.  

October 11, 2016 | Iaroslav Pobezhan read more...

Who was Mercedes in the famous Mercedes-Benz name? (visit to Ladenburg)

Ever wondered where is this mysterious female name Mercedes coming from in the Mercedes-Benz brand name? It is not his wife’s name, nor his lover’s name :), nor is it his co-worker’s name… Thanks to my wonderful guide I saw amazing sights in the city of Ladenburg, where the great…

October 11, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

Meeting Maria Eliana Testolin, Senior Audit Director, SAP Walldorf

Getting started with my meetings on Sunday, the first encounter for me was more than just a business talk. Eliana, as an amazing professional, a CPA with more than 15 years of experience in auditing, is also an amazingly ethical individual. I feel lucked out to have this talk with…

October 11, 2016 | Joana Mura read more...

Federal Agency of Civic Education in Bonn

Today in the morning I had a meeting with Nina Molter at Federal Agency of Civic Education. She described the work of the agency and answered all of my questions about organizing projects for seniors, funding for NGO, how they promote their projects and many other things. She showed me…

October 11, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

Visit to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau with Hanna Aranovich

The model eco-building, largest environmental library in the German-speaking world, free brochures, interactive virtual tour…Everything was amazing! Since its founding in 1974, the UBA has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency. Their task is to ensure that citizens have a healthy environment with clean air and water, free of pollutants…

October 11, 2016 | Jahid Mikayilov read more...

First and fruitful meeting, Hafen City, Hamburg

Meeting Sina from Hamburg Creative Industries (Hamburg Gesellschaft) was extremely important and a great start for developing my project. 

Hamburg Gesellschaft is helping artists since 2010, they are connected with universities as well as individual artists. Sina had explained step by step how theyr organisation was developing and achievements they…

October 10, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

Meeting at Volunteer Agency

I had a very interesting meeting in Cologne with Ulla Eberhard at Kölner Freiwilligen Agentur e.V. I asked so many questions about their organization, how they promote their projects, motivate and involve young volunteers, what ways of funding and fundraising they use. I was so inspired and had new ideas…

October 10, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

Figures with special needs #DeafCall

Do you remember the first #DeafCall post? As I said before, it will be really important to know about German reality in the field of social inclusion and the statistical data about people with special needs. First of all, I do want to say great thank you not only to…

October 10, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

1st destination – Hamburg

First appointment tomorrow with representative of Kreativ Gesellschaft – Sina Greinert

October 9, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

#tire recycling; #first appointment

I was too excited to go to my first meeting with Mr.Kurt Reschner, Consulting Engineer in the field of tire recycling. However after the meeting, which was an hour and a half, I understand that it is not so difficult to talk about your project and ask appropriate questions even…

October 8, 2016 | Jahid Mikayilov read more...

07-10-2016 or The Great Start for #DeafCall

“DeafCall” can become a bridge between two different worlds: the usual one and the deaf one (c) Manfred Radermacher, project manager of Integrationsfachdienst Selbstständigkeit enterability  07-10-2016 is a starting point of our Individual Reise through Germany. In Ukraine, we have a quote that the starting points defines the whole journey and I do hope…

October 8, 2016 | Alla Shakhova read more...

The Journey Begins

New faces, different smells, churches’ bells and a big smile on my face…This is how Dusseldorf welcomes me. Today I have started my trip around Germany.  I plan to meet lots of interesting people, experts and advisers, so I would be able to develop my project further. But first, let…

October 7, 2016 | Irina Borisenko read more...

Sunflower

The flowery end of last part of presentations #neuLand

October 7, 2016 | Lika Ch read more...

Welcome to the blog of #neuLAND!

In this blog you will find exciting and informative posts about the experiences and impressions of the participants of #neuLAND very soon. You will be able to follow them during their individual journeys within Germany and read about the status of their project development. Stay tuned to follow their progress!

September 21, 2016 | neuLAND read more...