Summer School on Lesvos

European Borders on the Verge of Human Disaster

In cooperation with the UAS Würzburg-Schweinfurth (FH W-S) and the University of the Aegean, the ZGF (Formation Center) is running a Summer School on Lesvos (20th-28th September 2021). Participants are Master students from the FH W-S and scholastics from the HFPH.

As preparation and introduction to the topic an online lecture series (see below) has been developed by Tanja Kleibl (FH W-S), Europe Respect Human Rights Now, Nikos Xypolytas (University of the Aegean), the team of the ZGF and further partners.

Moreover the scholastics will prepare themselves during an evening-event reflecting and discussing on Ai Weiwei's "Human Flow":


The group will report on their experiences on Kontrapunkte.

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Lecture Series

Europe’s Broken Border and Integration Politics: A Critical View from Greece and Germany (2020)

Poster Webinar - Europe s Broken Border and Integration Politics-page-001.jpgThe lecture series aims to bring attention to the dehumanizing conditions which refugees experience at the EU borders. Through a combination of presentations of research outcomes, the discussion of social workers‘ experiences and activists‘ social and political engagement on the Island of Lesvos as well as the oretical reflections about participation and fundamental rights in the context of flight and migration different views and perspectives will be introduced.


23rd May, 3:00–6:30 pm / Zoom

Refugees living at the EU borders: Political and Social Developments in Greece
Prof. Dr. Nikos Xypolytas
Social Work under dehumanizing conditions in Lesvos, Greece
Konstantinos Zafiris


5th June, 3:00–6:30 pm / Zoom

Getting active -Being Part of ChangeSpeakers from various initiatives aiming to improve the situation in the refugee camps onthe Aegean Islands introduce their work and share their personal process of becoming active.

i.a. with Lesvos Solidarity, Moria Corona Awareness Team and EUrope Respect Human Rights Now.


27th June, 3:00–6:30 pm / Zoom

Participatory Human Rights and (Re)gaining/activating Power
Dr. Rebecca Gutwald, Lena Schützle & Prof. Dr. Tanja Kleibl


Look at the program for more details.

You can apply for the complete course or particular modules via email.