What is IBC?
Impulse Boost Camp is an international training course for young people who are voluntarily active in civil society. During the 9-day long program, you will participate in a variety of workshops that will introduce you to useful tools for your activism.
Topics of these workshops cover team communication, storytelling, design thinking, but also contain methods for personal development and stress prevention. Therefore, non-formal methods such as from the Art of Hosting framework with an innovative and interdisciplinary character will be selected. The seminar will be shaped by the active participation of activists, so we can share our stories and learn from each other. Due to the pandemic, we are only accepting applications from people that are based in Germany prior to September 2021, or are vaccinated.
After the seminar, you have the chance to pass on your freshly gained knowledge to your peers at home. IBC will provide tools and methods for this purpose.
Impulse Boost Camp will take place from 30 July to 7 August 2022 in the beautiful countryside of Saxony (Schneeberg, Erzgebirge). We are going to live in a seminar house surrounded by green fields, forests, and the ore mountains.
Impulse Boost Camp 2022 is currently in planning. This is how our Seminar Schedule last year looked like:
What will you get out of the Seminar?
Requirements for Participants
EU Countries and all neighboring countries including the MENA region
10 – 99 km: max 20 Euros
100 – 499 km: max 180 Euros
500 – 1999 km: max 275 Euros
We will not refund more than 275 Euro.
The spots for IBC 2022 are almost full. However, we have some free spots left.
Please note: Impulse Boost Camp is intended to be a place for intercultural encounter and networking. So far, the participants are from a large variety of countries. However, since the seminar takes place in Germany, we would like to create the opportunity to establish contacts also with people living here.
For this reason, we are currently only looking for people who are resident in Germany. Please apply now until the 20 May 2022.
If you are interested in our programme but cannot make it this year, sign up here to stay tuned about our activities.
Marie Nele Wolfram is a 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 right-wing extremism and 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 trained diplomats from all over the world at the German Federal Foreign Office. Since 2020, she is based in Leipzig and works as project manager for Impulse Boost Camp and completes her Master in Peace Studies at University Innsbruck.
Nikolai Christian Alber is a trainer for political- and media education, teambuilding – and team development. He studied pollical science at Freie Universtät Berlin followed by a Master (MA) in and social- and cultural anthropology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Since 2016, he works for the welfare association Arbeiterwohlfahrt Landesverband Berlin and trains and accompanies young adults through their year of social service. Besides that he works as a freelance trainer for different companies and institutions such as Planpolitik GBR, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB), Netzwerk für Demokratie und Courage (NDC) or the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. Besides his political engagement, he works as an artist within his own music-project Nïer. Nikolai, formerly from southern Germany, has lived in Hungary and Kenya and now settled down in wonderful Berlin.
Don’t hesitate to contact IBC’s project coordinator Sophie at email@example.com in case you have any questions or want to learn more about the project.