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International Student Week in Ilmenau - ISWI 2021

A project from Initiative Solidarische Welt Ilmenau (ISWI e.V.)
in Ilmenau, Germany

The “International Student Week in Ilmenau” is a conference for and organised by students. The aim of the ISWI is to bring together people from all over the world and serve as a platform for intercultural dialogue.

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The “International Student Week in Ilmenau” is a conference voluntarily organised by students for students. It differentiates itself from similar events through its large content base. The main goal is to offer an open platform for participants from all around the world to get to know each other and to exchange their opinions and ideas for solutions to current issues.

In 2021, we are once again inviting students from all around the world – this time to discuss various aspects of the topics “Climate Change, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability”. Problems shall be presented and possible solutions worked out. ISWI 2021 will take place on the Ilmenau University of Technology campus from 28th of May to 06th of June 2021 under the motto “Our Future, Our Responsibility – There is not Plan(et) B”. In order to be able to discuss the widest possible spectrum of issues the main theme has been divided into subgroups. These should allow participants to pay closer attention to a specific aspect of the overarching theme.

For each ISWI, we attempt to attract well-known experts and groups in order to examine specific facets of the main topic in more detail and inspire group work as well as further discussion. For this purpose, we invite speakers from all around the world who are noted for their dedication and experience, and ask them to speak about various topics and give an insight into their work.

The general concept is completed by a cultural section which aims to give all participants the possibility to get to know each other and each other’s cultures. We attempt to connect each activity to the overarching theme and let this theme influence the activities. We have planned, along with several partners, the following activities for ISWI 2021, among others:

• Opening Concert
• Thuringia Experience Day
• World Food Festival
• Sports-Festival
• Open-air Concert

High costs are a natural consequence of the high-quality events we are attempting to organise in order to make this ISWI a special experience for everyone involved. However, as a non-profit organisation, we do not collect an entry fee for the conference or for participation in any of the events. Therefore, we attempt to cover the costs through grants, contributions from trusts and donations.

Assist us in making this conference possible and help us with a donation. Feel free to contact us in case any questions about our needs or events should arise. We will gladly answer as quickly as possible.

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