30 years of Kreisau-Initiative

"The courage to change, the courage to act - Odwaga do zmian, odwaga do działania" was the leitmotif under which all activities of the Kreisau-Initiative stood in 2019. The courage to act and to get involved in the change that was in the air in the summer of 1989 was also at the very beginning of the history of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe and the Kreisau-Initiative. We look back with gratitude on the 30th anniversary of our two organisations, which we were able to celebrate together in 2019 with such a wide range of activities.

Kreisau-Initiative has been committed to a diverse, open, and democratic society for 30 years now. Association is using the anniversary as an opportunity to look back at varied history of organisation and to look forward to the future.

The Kreisau-Initiative was founded in 1989 by East and West Berliners in order to support the set-up and maintenance of an international youth meeting centre in Krzyżowa, Poland. Since then, they have been organising international and inclusive youth encounters, workshops, training courses, and conferences for different target groups. They bring people with different backgrounds in a dialogue.

For more information about the activities of Kreisau-Initiative: www.kreisau.de.


  • Partnerlab, 15th-16th August 2019 -> MORE
  • Summer celebration, 17th August 2019 -> MORE
  • Krzyżowa Yesterday and Today – Intergenerational Dialogue, 21st September 2019 -> MORE
  • Trip to Krzyżowa, 26th-29th September 2019 -> MORE
  • German-Polish (family) stories, September to December 2019 -> MORE
  • Discussion Café "Courage to Change, Courage to Act", November/December 2019 -> MORE

Together with the Kreisau-Initiative Association we invite you to celebrate 30 years of commitment to an open, diverse and democratic society!

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