DAAD Projekt 2020

Members of the DAAD Project Group
Students of the summer university in cultural dialogue - here while cooking
International Members
  • a kickoff meeting in Nablus in Palestine in early spring March 16 to 21
  • a preparation course with predefined topics 
  • a summer school in Neubrandenburg June 12 to 26/27
  • and a final meeting in Amman including a small conferences


1. Building student groups

It may be wise to start with building a student group. DAAD contributes financial support for up to 4 students. At least it’s your choice, whom you’d like to pick. But nevertheless you may want to consider the following hints:

  • The students should be enrolled in a Social Work program or have at least strong interest in the field
  • Half of the group should consist of females (which should not be a problem in Social Work)
  • They should have a strong command of English language skills, to be able to communicate with the other students
  • They should fulfill the legal requirements for a visit to our partners’ countries
  • They should come from different walks of life (e. g. scholarship holders etc.)


2. Kick-off meeting in Nablus

  • meeting with university president or academic deputy of the An-Najah University
  • with the presentation of teaching and research activities
  • with the presentation of own practical projects with cooperation partners in the region
  • Objectives of the DAAD project
  • Possibilities of implementation of the project at our universities of applied sciences (open discussion)
  • Development of joint, possibly comparable, practical projects and goals in the field of social work and flight
  • Formulation and signing of a cooperation agreement between the universities (open discussion)

3. Preparation course at each university

From March to June each university should conduct their preparation class for the summer school. The main objective of this class is to attract students to attend the summer school in Neubrandenburg and the Amman meeting. However, you can also open the class for other students or integrate it into any existing course. According to our proposal with DAAD the following 4 topics are compulsory:


KDPP1: Researching social organizations

  • Status
  • Including field research (visits, interviews, intervention, results)


KDPP2: Development of social organizations

  • Status
  • Including field research (visits, interviews, intervention, results)


KDPP3: Teaching Social Work (Germany, Palestine)

  • Workshop L1: Evaluation of (some) projects within the context of migration
  • Workshop L2: Modernizing teaching in the context of migration
  • Workshop L3: Exchange about the teaching systems in the partner universities


KDPP4: Media and flight (refugees)

  • Status
  • Including field research (visits, interviews, intervention, results)


Each KDDP Group should write down about 15 pages of their group activities. These papers will not only provide a useful source of information for our summer school, but will be sent to DAAD for documentation purposes.

Individual interests

Nevertheless we could also mix faculty from the four partner universities, who are interested in a specific topic. Robert is more interested in media, maybe a colleague from Magdeburg wants to join the “media team” as well. Just tell us, whether you agree with our idea of each partner taking the lead for one of the 4 topics and with the option for individuals to participate in a topic of their choice.


4. The summer school in Neubrandenburg

This year our summer school will take place at the UAS Neubrandenburg with field trips to Berlin and other places in the area.

Date: June 12 to 26/27


The summer school will be a mix of

  • Selected topics of each partner
  • Presenting the results of the KDDP groups
  • Writing an article in afternoon sessions
  • Time for warm-up and intercultural communication
  • Field visits of common interest  
  • Informal meetings and sightseeing

The details will be fixed in Nablus. And we will have evaluations in Magdeburg, to react on the actual needs. There will be documentation duties for all of us.


5. The Amman meeting

Of course the Amman meeting and conference must also fit into the schedule of our colleagues. We would prefer a visit between

12th  October – 18th  October.

There is a GJU meeting in Madaba  on the 18th  which we would like to attend. If we can combine these two events, it will help us to save costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

We will get into further detail about this in Nablus and during the summer school. We still think of the wonderful experiences of last year and we are sure, the Jordanian team will help us to organize a great meeting there.

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