German-Polish Seminar: Administration - Minorities - Foreigners. Intercultural Challenges to Administrative Practice

Project Management:

Prof. Dr. Oesten Baller

Project Duration

25.4.–30.4.2005

Sponsoring

  • Foundation for German-Polish Co-operation
  • Euler Hermes Credit Insurance
  • Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der FHVR Berlin e.V.

Project Partners

All members of the Forum of German and Polish universities of public administration

Project Description

Polish and German students underwent intercultural training. Excursions were held to introduce participants to five practice areas (three district public offices, the Foreign Citizens Working Group (AGA) of the Berlin Chief of Police, NIKE - Polish Female Entrepreneurs Registered Association). Based on previously prepared interview guidelines, Polish-German workgroups carried out interviews with staff from these areas, subsequently evaluated the results and presented them to the plenum. The seminar was embedded in a variegated cultural programme.