Over a Coffee with…

We all used to meet family, friends or colleagues over a coffee as this was one of the most normal things we globally did before Corona. Having a coffee together is an international gesture to getting together and have a talk in a friendly and unhurried atmosphere – in our daily and working life. A casual and relaxed meeting where you talk about daily stuff but also dive into serious and interesting discussions with your counterpart.


We want to bring this coffee-meeting feeling home to you and let you take part in an informative talk between experts from all over the world.
For this, a correspondent from the region will have a talk with one or two people out of the wide field of Civic Education with a focus on a certain country. We want to give an insight into the specific problems and challenges in the country as well as showing the approach to the solutions because we believe that in this time we should stay together and learn from each other. To make it more interactive we want you to share your questions and join the discussion.

Over a Coffee with …

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 3 pm (CEST)

Everyday there is a new update on the Covid-19 pandemic and one is mainly concerned about how it affects us individually.
But have you ever wondered how other countries deal with the pandemic? Which issues have emerged in other countries? How can I get informed about the worldwide effects?

The project bpb:connect will help you to stay up-to-date by inviting you to the launch of their new live-stream formats.

One of them was “Over a Coffee” on May 20, 3 pm (CEST). Upon request of our international networks we started with German colleagues from various areas of citizenship education community: Miriam Herbert as a peer educator from teamGLOBAL, Marina Weisband inter alia with the experience of digital participation projects in schools and Benedikt Widmaier, an expert of theoretical and practical Civic Education and their current challenges. The meeting was led by Sascha Scheier, programme manager of digital projects and member of the bpb:connect team.

We all used to meet family, friends or colleagues over a coffee as this was one of the most normal things we globally did before Corona. Having a coffee together is an international gesture to getting together and have a talk in a friendly and unhurried atmosphere – in our daily and working life. A casual and relaxed meeting where you talk about daily stuff but also dive into serious and interesting discussions with your counterpart. Who misses coffee dates and discussions?