International Berlin Seminar 2019 – “Our Democracy in the Digital Age”

International Berlin Seminar 2019 in a nutshell

  • 60 enthusiastic people from all over Europe
  • great workshops and experts
  • European discussions and JEF-Spirit
  • 5th to 8th of September 2019 in Berlin
  • Ages 16-26
  • Participation fee 80 €
  • Up to 100/150 € Travel reimbursement
    (see details below)

Application deadline: August 23rd 2019

Travel cost will be reimbursed based on actual costs (tickets required as proof) up to a maximum of 100 € (up to 800 km distance), respectively 150 € (more than 801 km) distance.
NOTE: Distance is measured “as-the-crow flies” using the Erasmus+ distance calculator between Berlin and your place of residence!


Das Internationale Berlinseminar wird gefördert aus Mitteln des Kinder- und Jugendplans des Bundes durch das Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend.


Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch die Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. und das Cife – Centre international de formation européenne.


Curious? You’ll find a report on a previous seminar here (in German) and pictures here on facebook.

Introduction to the Berlin Seminar 2019

For four days, you and more than 50 inspiring young people from all over Europe will get the chance to explore Berlin, discuss and try to find answers to questions regarding digitalisation and its effects on politics, society and economy. Together we want to develop our own vision of Europe and – more importantly – a way to shape the Europe of tomorrow: federal, inclusive and digital.

The term of digitalisation is ubiquitous. In politics, economy or in everyday life – we are facing a development which is dynamic, fast and disruptive. The digital transformation offers a vast number of chances but entails also challenges that need to be addressed by players from every societal spectrum. During the IBS we will focus on basic terms and concepts of digitalisation, and particularly discuss the following aspects:

  • A fresh start: What are the chances of digital transformation? How can the digital and technological transformation be useful for a young civil society, such as the Young European Federalists?
  • Freedom at stake: How do desinformation, data theft, cyber crime affect our democracy and liberal society?

Besides all, Berlin is not only a nexus of major economic and political institutions and civil society, but also a symbol for a liberal way of life. Next to its vibrant atmosphere, Berlin is still a Mekka for individuals, who are considered deviant and different elsewhere. The city has profited from this by becoming a great place in terms of arts, music and culture, attracting tourists from all over the globe. The IBS is your opportunity to discover this wonderful city!

Are you ready for this years IBS? Experts on European politics, new methods and games and lots of food for thought are waiting for you!

You want to know more? A draft program can be found here (PDF).

The participation fee of 80,00 € includes accommodation, full catering during the seminar and the different workshops and trainings. Travel cost will be reimbursed based on actual costs (tickets required as proof) up to a maximum of 100 € (up to 800 km distance), respectively 150 € (more than 801 km) distance.

NOTE: Distance is measured „as-the-crow flies“ using the Erasmus+ distance calculator between Berlin and your place of residence!

Find the Application Form under

Contact for more information:

  • Mustafa Eren (mustafa.eren[at]
  • Basti Lang (sebastian.lang[at]

Background information on this series of seminars: (german)

BundessekretariatInternational Berlin Seminar 2019