Global House of Young Voices

Virtual Youth Parliament with Frankfurt's Sister Cities

From May 13 to 17, 2024, a one-week sum­mit with young people from Frankfurt and 12 sister cities took place. The summit strengthened both: the inter­national net­work and the inter­cultural compe­tence of young people. The result of the summit was creating a frame­work for the young people to discuss politi­cal questions in a multi-perspective setting, to identify common challenges, and to articulate require­ments for the (virtual) conti­nuation of the “Global House of Young Voices”.

Besides cultural activities and plenary sessions, including in St. Paul's Church, the program included eight workshops. They have been prepared together with the young people in virtual pre-meetings and were kicked-off by experts:

  • Structural Biases in Different Cultural Settings
    Evein Obulor, Director European Coalition of Cities Against Racism
  • Mental Health in a Digital Age
    Alix Puhl, CEO of tomoni Mental Health
  • Climate Change
    Sukanya Janardhanan, Researcher at Institute of Political Science, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • The Future of Democracy & the Rule of Law
    Dr. Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan, Senior Researcher at PRIF – Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
  • Education Equity
    Dr. Raphaela Schlicht-Schmälzle, Researcher at DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
  • Quality of Life for Young People in Local Contexts
    Dr. Ute Lembeck, Head of department at Schule am Ried & member of executive board of “Stiftung Junge Weltbürger”
  • Poverty Gap & Social Justice
    Dr. Nils Teichler, Researcher and Coordinator at Research Institute Social Cohesion  
  • Civic Participation
    Jan Schierkolk, Advisor, Facilitator & Project Manager

The summit concluded with a public panel discus­sion on May 17, from 11:00 to 12:30h at St. Paul's Church.

The goals of the project were to pro­mote edu­cation for global citizen­ship in the sense of the UN Sus­tainable Develop­ment Goals, to link local and global political pro­cesses, and to sustain­ably streng­then Frankfurt's city partner­ships.

The pro­ject took place with­in the frame­work of “Netzwerk Paulskirche”. It was fun­ded by the City of Frank­furt am Main as well as Stiftung Junge Weltbürger (“Young Global Citizens Foundation”) and coor­dinated by PRIF, with the support of the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF).

Frank­furt’s Sister Cities in­clude: Birming­ham, Buda­pest, Deuil-La Barre, Dubai, Eskişehir, Gra­nada (Nicaragua), Guang­zhou, Kairo, Kra­kau, Leip­zig, Lyon, Mai­land, Philadel­phia, Prag, Tel Aviv, Toron­to, Yoko­hama.



Tina Cramer
Knowledge Transfer Officer
Contact: cramer @prif .org

Yvonne Blum
Knowledge Transfer Officer

Laura Friedrich
Knowledge Transfer Officer

Stefan Kroll
Head of Science Communication

Raphaela Schlicht-Schmälzle
Senior Researcher at Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF)

Media Coverage

November 18, 2023
Radio Report on KYW Newsradio Audio On-Demand
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March 1, 2024
Report in Frankfurter Wochenblatt mentioning the Global House (in German)
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April 10, 2024
Report in Frankfurter Rundschau mentioning the Global House (in German)
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May 16, 2024
Report in Deutschland­funk mentioning the Global House (in German)
Internationaler Jugend­gipfel in der Frank­furter Pauls­kirche

May 17, 2024
Report in Frankfurter Rund­schau mentioning the Global House (in German)
„Global House of Young Voices“: Heute die Welt von morgen denken

May 19, 2024
Report in rheinmaintv mentioning the Global House (in German)
Podiums­diskussion als Abschluss des ein­wöchigen Projekts „Global House of Young Voices“

May 23, 2024
Report on the website of the City of Leipzig mentioning the Global House (in German)
Leipziger Jugend­parlamentarier/-innen bei inter­nationaler Jugend­konferenz „Global House of Young Voices" in Partner­stadt Frankfurt am Main