Still & Sparkling
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Still & Sparkling is a magazine for young people by young people: all articles and features are produced by participants of our UK-German youth seminars. Since 2006, these seminars have been giving British and German young people a platform to discuss the challenges facing them today and to come up with ideas for change.
2013 edition & youth seminar
In March 2013, 60 young people from the UK and Germany met in Berlin to explore the issues of citizenship, sustainability and education. Over the course of a three-and-a-half day seminar, they made new friends and engaged in lively and productive dialogue, producing a range of work including photography, a podcast and the articles for this magazine!
Funded by a special grant from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the seminar's main aim was to put the young people centre stage and highlight their role in society. In a series of thought-provoking presentations, experts provided the young people with a thematic impetus for their creative discussions. Then, in workshop groups, the participants drafted action plans to put their ideas into practice, also learning how to present their outcomes to a wider audience.
Still & Sparkling is a magazine for young people by young people: all articles and features were co-produced by the seminar participants. We are extremely proud to showcase their joint work and findings in this issue and hope that it will also add some sparkle to discussions in your own schools!