polliMagazin: Das Archiv

polliMagazin: Das Archiv

polliMagazin war das erste Medium in Deutschland, für das sowohl junge Autor*innen als auch Abgeordnete schrieben. Es entstand „als junge Stimme Berlins“ 2008 während des Berliner jugendFORUMs in einer Diskussionsveranstaltung von Jugendlichen und Berliner Abgeordneten mit dem Ziel, auch vor und nach dem einmal jährlich stattfindenden juFO das Gespräch zwischen Jugendlichen und Politiker*innen auf Augenhöhe fortzuführen. polliMagazin war eine Initiative der Berliner Bildungseinrichtung Stifunng wannseeFORUM im Rahmen des Landesprogramms respectABel im Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus. Als Gründungsredakteur…

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How youth can make a change in global diplomacy

How youth can make a change in global diplomacy

by Mina Saidze Each year youth representatives from G8 and G20 countries come together to discuss global challenges, provide non-conventional suggestions and generate fresh ideas. Mina Saidze is the Minister of International Development of the German delegation for the Y8 and Y20 Summit 2013 and wants to share her experiences in international dialogues. This year I was honored with the opportunity to represent Germany as Minister of International Development at the Y20 and Y8 2013…

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Beyond Imagination – Ghada

Beyond Imagination – Ghada

12th of August 2013, Monday- GHADA 20- year- old Palestinian girl who lives in Israel „Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, commited people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.“   Today I saw and believed this quote when we talked about Social change. I felt that we are a group of people can change and make a difference. When we had the musical good-bye evening, I…

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Beyond Imagination – Dorota

Beyond Imagination – Dorota

11th of August 2912, Sunday – DOROTA Hi, I’m Dorota from Poland. I jointed the Peace Camp, since I thought it might be an extraordinary experience and adventure, however, I haven’t been prepared to meet so open, honest people and to hear their stories. As pompous as it might sound, the camp was for me one of the most thoughts-provoking and eyes-opening events I’ve ever taken part in. The longer I’m thinking about what I…

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Beyond Imagination – Tamar

Beyond Imagination – Tamar

10.8.2013, Saturday- TAMAR Hello, I’m Tamar from Tel Aviv, Israel. I want to dedicate the next few paragraphs to some thoughts I had about being “alike” and being “different”. Thanks to this peace camp I’ve met, for the first time in my life, young Palestinians from the west bank. We live in the same piece of land for 27 years (my life time) and the first time we could meet was here, in a different…

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Beyond Imagination – Shady

Beyond Imagination – Shady

9.8.2013, Friday- SHADY Hello there, I’m Shady I’m 25 years old Palestinian living in Jaffa. I study Civil Engineering at the Technion at Haifa. I joined the peace camp cause I believe in peace and in the end of the occupation and the discrimination I experience in my daily life.   Today (Friday) it was our turn to present our narrative about the Palestinian Israeli conflict. It was very hard summing all the subject in…

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Beyond Imagination – Clarissa

Beyond Imagination – Clarissa

8.8.2013, Thursday – CLARISSA Dear readers, I’m Clarissa from Germany and it’s the first time that I participate in such a peace camp. Today I want to share my experiences of the last day with you: After breakfast where I got some insight into the Arabic language, we all went to the Wannsee museum where the significant Wannsee- conference took place. Even though this happened while the Second World War many years ago and also…

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Beyond Imagination – Fatima

Beyond Imagination – Fatima

Youth beyond Borders- Schwanenwerder 5th to 12th of August 2013 INTRODUCTION This August, in the middle of a warm summer in Germany, an international group of young people was spending eight days together on a peace camp “Youth Beyond Borders” in Schwanenwerder, just outside of Berlin. The remarkably unique project has been organized by an NGO that is active in the field of peace and justice promotion and is working both in Berlin and internationally…

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