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Culture Goes Europe Erfurt E.V.

Culture Goes Europe Erfurt E.V.

Acronym: CGE Erfurt

Internationality, diversity, constant renewal – these are words often muttered, praised and celebrated among the open-minded and yet, even among NGOs, CGE stands as a rare example for and true incarnation of these descriptors.

While happily located in Erfurt, Thuringia, our roots in internationalism go deeper than our connection to the idiosyncrasies of the free state’s capital city. Originally founded by chairman Markus Rebitschek and other members of Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2005, the organization has since expanded significantly: Today, our managing director Zafar Saydaliev is Uzbek, and the office is currently crewed by people from Bosnia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Portugal, Ukraine and, yes, one German. When last we checked, activists from 13 countries on 4 continents were involved in ongoing projects of our organization.

We believe in the importance and fundamental imperative of equal opportunities for all, independent from national, social or personal backgrounds. We work towards open and peaceful societies in Thuringia, Germany, Europe and beyond that promote a diversity of thought, Human Rights and civic engagement.

To promote these values, CGE provides a variety of educational opportunities and programs that bring together young people, adults and experts from across Europe to share and discuss their experiences and opinions. Doing so, it is our aim to encourage a mutual understanding that transcends national borders, social backgrounds and personal affiliations and work towards a shared identity as engaged citizens of Europe and the world at large.

Country: Germany

Email: office(AT)


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