About us in English

Our aim is to use the many facets of football to impart political knowledge to young people and to encourage them to participate actively in society.
In our learning centres, young people develop an awareness for democratic values through our educational resources and make the experience that their opinions are valued. This process teaches them that it is personally more rewarding to be a committed and eloquent individual than despondent and voiceless.

Facts and figures

60.000+

young people have benefited from the Lernort Stadion project since 2009

93%

of participants would recommend Lernort Stadion

11.000+

1,000+ young people visit the learning locations every year

850+

project days are offered nationwide per year

20

stadiums throughout Germany are turned into educational arenas

20+

training and networking events have been held since 2009

60+

lecturers from interdisciplinary professional fields work in the learning centres

40+

different modules are offered on topics such as democracy, anti-discrimination, group-based misanthropy, inclusion, fair play and civil courage

Using football enthusiasm for the civic education of young people and transforming the stadium into the most awesome classroom in the world – this is the motivating idea behind Lernort Stadion. It is currently being implemented in 20 different learning centres throughout Germany – in the context of socio-educational fan projects, professional clubs and stadiums. Since 2014, Lernort Stadion e.V. as the umbrella organisation for these learning locations, has been committed to „education on the ball“.
Lernort Stadion e.V. promotes and connects the work activities of the locations and implements innovative projects in the field of extracurricular education that focus on the fascination of football. As an umbrella organisation, we advise our members, organise further education and networking events, evaluate the projects regularly and develop concepts, materials and teaching aids for practical use. In this way, we ensure the consistently high quality of educational work on site.

The activities offered by the learning centres are particularly aimed at young people aged 14 to 18. In workshops and project weeks, the participants deal with various topics such as discrimination, fair play, violence and conflict prevention. Our experience proves that young people can be reached and inspired through appreciation, a diversity of methods and learning in a motivating stadium location. We co-operate increasingly with external and international education projects. In this way we are able to maintain and expand a wide range of relevant topics, innovative methods and unbiased input.

Schematisierte Deutschlandkarte mit den Logos der zwanzig Fußballvereine, die bei Lernort Stadion dabei sind.

Lernort Stadion e.V. develops innovative national and international model projects and handles their financing. The focus is always on the promotion of democracy and participation. Thus, in cooperation with partners in Germany and other European countries, a variety of target groups are reached and thematic focuses are set.
In 2018, we launched „Kick for Europe“, a series of youth exchange encounters in which young participants from various European countries come together in the stadium to deal with European policy issues such as right-wing populism, migration and integration. Further international projects are currently being planned.

Anne Worrmann
International Projects

anne.worrmann@lernort-stadion.de
Phone: +49 30 98607987

Logo von DFL Stiftung
Logo von Robert Bosch Stiftung
Logo von Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
Logo von Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten