Impulse Boost Camp

Our internatinoal multiplier training, Impulse Boost Camp (IBC) is one of our core projects. Each summer ifzw impulsstiftung invites 20 young people from Europe and its neighbouring countries to reflect upon how they can best contribute to society, to share methods that make project work more fun and to get the best out of themselves. It is not only an eye-opening experience, but a seminar that brings voluntary work to a next level. 

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  • "IBC is a life changing experience!"

New methods for a new world.

The world is changing: Everything is complex, fast-paced, globalized and inter-connected. More than this world needs people that are not only aware of today’s social challenges, but contributes actively to a better community.  IBC is an international multiplier training, where you will find out how to contribute with more impact and at ease. Our „Think & Do Tank“ offers relevant skills and approaches of the modern working world of social change makers. During IBC we will try out project management tools, group-methods and reflect upon our personal and organisational development. We offer an international network full of opportunities. 

“an amazing mix of input, reflexion, inspiration, time for exchange, practice and discussion”

“a super appreciative, curious atmosphere”

“beautifully hearted people that openly shared their stories”

“well-organised and useful workshops with inspiring speakers”

What is the IBC?

The Impulse Boost Camp is an international training for people who are voluntary active in civil society. We will try out project management tools, group-methods and reflect upon our personal and organisational development. Non-formal methods and the art of hosting with an innovative and interdisciplinary character will be selected for this purpose. The seminar will be shaped by the active participation of people from at least 5 different countries, so that we can share our stories and learn from each other.

After the seminar you have the chance to pass on your freshly gained knowledge to your peers at home. IBC will prepare you for this. 

The next Impulse Boost Camp will take place in July or August 2019 in the countryside of Saxony, Germany (Schneeberg). We will live in a seminar house where we have our own food crew that will cook ecologically, locally and according to our needs.

Former Call for Participants

Participating Organisations

Yucel Cultural Foundation, Turkey YouthCan, Tunisia YMCA Romania Love Foundation, Netherlands & Europe Pangeya Ultima, Ukraine ASA-FF e.V., Germany

What will you get out of the Seminar?

  • learn new effective methods for working in groups
  • try out project management tools
  • get to know other international projects and working methods
  • boost your soft skills for idea development, storytelling and harvesting conversations
  • personal reflection on both your personal and professional life
  • learn how to avoid or solve communication problems
  • strengthen your multiplier role in your community through organising an IBC implementation workshop at home

Requirements for Participants

  • good English (B2+)
  • experiences in voluntary work and project management
  • intercultural sensitivity
  • motivation to learn and to share your own experiences and knowledge
  • motivation to spread good vibes by e.g. getting yourself involved while bringing instruments, games or candy

Our Trainers

Franz Knoppe is a trainer and facilitator for global learning. He worked for programmes of the federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Germany (BMZ), e.g. www.asa-programm.de. He founded the national theatre festival Unentdeckte Nachbarn in 2016 and several regional cooperations of educations for the ifzw impulsstiftung. Abroad he worked in a peace project in Israel/Palestine and in a development project Bangladesch. He studied public management on the University of Potsdam. Franz likes to organise organisations.

Marie Nele Wolfram is a youth-trainer for social activism and political participation. She was elected as a member of the city council of Plauen in 2014 and has been active in work against rightwing populism for many years. She started the political campaign Informationen für Deutschland and founded a social charity network in Dresden. Nele studied International Relations and has lived in the USA, Paris, Burundi and Tunis until she moved to Berlin where she currently works for the Foreign Ministry.

Questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact IBC’s project leader Nele in case you have any questions or want to learn more about the project.                      

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