East-West-East Germany e.V.

Connecting young people

BOARD

Paul G. Gaffron

First Chair

Gizem Aleyna Dogan

Second Chair


Olga Sokolova

PR

Niclas Sandner

Secretary


Shahir Nasir

Co-opted person

Aya Ali

Co-opted person

Mary Wirtz

Co-opted person



EWE-WORKING GROUP - ORGAteam

Paul G. Gaffron

First Chair

paul.gaffron@gmx.de

Gizem Aleyna Dogan

Second Chair

EWE-Book Club Manager

Instagram: @gi.aleyna

Olga Sokolova

Administrator,
Project Manager


Daria Gaskova

Content Manager
gaskovadaria@gmail.com


Rasim Özkan

Сooperation with potential young EWE-members  
Tel.:
 +49 152 07556923
Rasim.Oezkan@rhgym-hagen.de

Mert Cavdar

Support

Mary Wirtz


Gülşah Akın

ESC-Intern

2021-2022

Lenara Fazlyeva

ESC-Volunteer 2022-2023

Danya Nikolaeva

ESC-Volunteer 2022-2023

Stamatia 
Sarrinikolaou

ESC-Volunteer 2021-2022



WHO ARE WE

We are a non-profit organisation with an office in Hagen and an extensive network throughout Germany and beyond. We can call ourselves a real youth community whose goal is to bring together young people from Eastern and Western Europe, familiarize them with the principles of democracy and human rights, and create a safe space for their informal communication. Thanks to the projects under the Erasmus+ youth program, we can actively create such international exchanges.

 

Due to the current situation, we had to cancel and postpone many of our projects, but we are implementing some of them online and also developing local activities.

 

Every year we host volunteers from various Eastern and Western European countries under the European Solidarity Corps program. In recent years we have hosted volunteers from Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Georgia. In cooperation with the Elaphi kindergarten in Hagen, we have the opportunity to invite volunteers from Greece.

 

In addition, we act as a sending organisation for many young volunteers from Germany who get the chance to work with our friendly NGOs in Spain, Russia, Estonia and Georgia every year. For the development of our projects we invite interns and trainees from Germany and abroad.

 

East-West-East wants to contribute to building peace between nations and people. Therefore we cooperate with the association "Hagener Friedenszeichen". Together we organise different peaceful rallies and demonstrations and speak out against discrimination, human rights violations and militarization.

 

If you join our organisation, you can show your active citizenship and get support. You have the opportunity to participate in international youth projects on social topics for free. You can also have fun with new friends and practice your language skills.

HISTORY

The East-West-East Project has been in existence since 2005 and has carried out many international projects since then, funded by the European Union's ERASMUS+ Youth Programme or its predecessors. Starting from the anti-racism work in the nineties of the last century, many international youth encounters took place in the Berchum Youth Education Centre in Hagen, especially with the countries of the former Soviet Union. The association was founded in the summer of 2017. In the meantime, we are recognized as a charitable organization and as an independent youth welfare organization.  We cooperate with more than 20 partner groups throughout Europe.