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Theme: The Exiles: different past, shared future

This event occurred on
July 20, 2019
Jena, Thüringen

This past 20th July, around 65 Jenenses gathered in Haus auf der Mauer to learn about the refugee crisis. During our event, we spread two ideas: one concerning the refugee situation in Thuringia, and an overview of the Mediterranean Sea migratory route -a personal experience volunteering in Sea-watch! Most importantly, we find out clear actions we can take, committing our time/money to improve this situation. We want to thank our Speakers for stepping into the stage; our Host for keeping us engaged through the discussions, heat, and fire brigade-visit; our team of volunteers for putting so much love in the audience experiment, and every detail\surprise that comes with hosting an event. Of course we want to thank YOU for educating yourself on this topic and hopefully get ACTIVE. See you around TEDxFSUJen-enses :)

Haus auf der Mauer Jena
Johannispl. 26
Jena, Thüringen, 07743
Event type:
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Franziska Schmidtke

Researcher in Political Science, Political culture among refugees, Right-Wing Extremism, Civic Education and Social Integration
Franziska Schmidtke is the managing director of KomRex, a research center for right-wing extremism, citizen education and social integration at the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. She holds a doctorate in political science and works on topics such as political culture, strategies against right-wing extremism and the European extreme right. She has recently developed a research interest in political culture among refugees and is the co-author of a study on experiences and perspectives of refugees in Thuringia. Franziska studied political science, sociology and modern history at the FSU Jena and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Jakob Hafemann

Activist + Proficient in Ship Mechanics + Organizer at the Public Climate School Jena
Jakob Hafemann volunteered for Sea-Watch 3 Mission supporting the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean in 2017 and 2018. Since then he has been spreading information about the critical migratory situation encouraging civil society to intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way

Organizing team


Jena, Germany


Jena, Germany
  • Valerii Shkuropat