Youth in Dialogue: Europe

Debating Club with Claudia Bousset & Nele Kister


Everyone's talking about Europe! What will happen to Europe? Why is it important for all of us? What can each one of us do for it? Nele Kister and Claudia Bousset spend a week exploring the topic and preparing a “salon” on it. The idea is that the club’s participants design an evening – their salon – about Europe, i.e. gather facts, ask questions, find answers. We expect to have an expert present for a stage talk and a discussion, which is also led by the youngsters. Because discussions help to gain an understanding and to question and review one's own positions.

Claudia Bousset

In 2014, Claudia Bousset founded “das salonfestival”– a Germany-wide network of hosts who open their doors to cultural and political exchange. She develops and designs these salons with a team of 24. Under the umbrella of the non-profit initiative, hosts invite guests to their own homes for discussion rounds, readings and concerts. Within three years, almost 500 salons with more than 22,000 guests were hosted. In addition to Berlin, Bochum, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hanover, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Rhine-Main and Wiesbaden, the cities of Münster, Stuttgart and Dresden will be added in 2018. More Information at

Nele Kister

Nele Kister develops educational media on behalf of the Federal Agency for Civic Education and various federal ministries. In cooperation with Eduversum Verlag, she creates multimedia offers for children, young people and teachers. Since 2014 Nele Kister has been a member of the program management team for “das salonfestival,” a nationwide network for promoting political, scientific, literary and musical salons hosted in private homes.




August 20 – 24, 2018
9pm – 10pm
ages 13 – 16 


Please register your children for the Edutainment events when you book your room or by sending an email to our Sports & Kids Concierge

The workshops take place with at least 5 participants.