Excursions and guests

During your stay at Jaruplund, you are going to meet other people - and places - as well. We are going on a number of smaller excursions; and on a week-long study trip.

Most weeks will also feature one or more guests to bring us inspiration. They can be influencers, policy-makers, storytellers, artists, journalists, politicians, musicians or anything in between. Some will come with expertise from the minority field, others will bring their stories and enthusiasm from other fields.
Whoever they are, we hope they will make you think, wonder, cry, or laugh.
The mentioned guests visited MCP in 2022. In 2023 you also get a chance to meet the Cultural Meeting Amabassadors and YEN and we look forward to present other interesting quests for 2023.
Cultural Meeting Ambassadors

6/4 - guest lecture: Dialogue Meeting 

With the Cultural Meeting Ambassadors

The Cultural Meeting Ambassadors og Grænseforeningen/The Danish Border Union is a Nation-wide corps of dialogue who create knowledge about minorities and goes into dialogue about hyphenated identities.

We'll spend an evening with three ambassadors, hearing their stories, being confronted with prejudices - going into dialogue about having more cultural backgrounds than one.

YEN JEV logo

April 8-14: YEN JEV Easter seminar

We've been invited to join the European youth organization of national minorites YEN JEV's easter seminar at Knivsbjerg in Denmark. It is organized together with the german minority in Denmark and offers a wide range of exiting activities.

The programme will be handed out on arrival at the school. 

Rasmus Andresen MEP beskåret

22/4 - guest lecture: Rasmus Andresen

Rasmus Andresen is Member of the European Parliament representing the German Party Die Grünen in Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance with great influence. He has a backrgound in the Danish minority in Germany and has also helped promoting the Minority Safepack Initiative. Rasmus will introduce us to his work as a politician, debating topics of special concern, inspiring us to also make a change.

Rasmus grew up in Flensburg/Flensborg and identifies as part of the Danish minority in Northern Germany. After studying in Denmark, he began his political career very young, being elected member of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein for the Greens already at the age of 23 and later serving as vice-president of the Landtag from 2017-2019. In 2019 he then was elected Member of the European parliament, where he became the Green's spokesperson and committee coordinator on budgetary policy and most recently was elected head of the German delegation within the Greens–EFA group. In addition to his committee work, Rasmus is an active and committed member of the parliamentary intergoup on National and Linguistic Minority, as well as the LGBTIQ intergroup, fighting for a diverse and inclusive EU for all.

This evening we expect visitors from outside our "Bubble" as we are inviting young members of the minorities across the border to join us.

Lene Rachel Andersen

11/5 - guest lecture: European Bildung Network

With Lene Rachel Andresen

Bildung is the combination of the education and knowledge necessary to thrive in your society, and the moral and emotional maturity to both be a team player and have personal autonomy.

Bildung is also knowing your roots and being able to imagine the future. Today, our civilization is in a transformation from industrialized nation states to a digitized globe where everybody needs to thrive. For this to happen peacefully, we need to empower everybody and we need folk-Bildung for the 21st Century.

The Bildung rose will be presented and unfolded.

Lene Rachel Andersen is initiator of European Bildung Day, co-founder of the Copenhagen based think tank Nordic Bildung and full member of the Club of Rome.

Jule Sösemann

3/6 - An evening of music with Jule Sösemann

Singer/songwriter Jule Sösemann visited us at A Taste of MCP back in August with such success that we have invited her back to perform her personal songes for us accompanying herself on guitar or piano. 

The main stage - Hovedscenen - at Folkemødet.

The main stage - Hovedscenen - at Folkemødet.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May: Study trip to South Tyrol and June 15-18: "Folkemødet" on Bornholm, Denmark

In May we go on a study trip to South Tyrol. The study trip is an intense look into different topics - expect long days, meetings with different minorities, interviews and intimate sit-down sessions with politicians and influencers, excursions to cultural sights and attractions, hiking, looong days and short nights, and a new way to look at Europe.

The general purpose of the trip is to question your own echo chamber - hopefully when the trip is over, you fall a sleep wondering what the hell happened and asking yourself if your previous views on the world are still correct.

Folkemødet

June 15-18 we will pariticipate in "Folkemødet" on the island of Bornholm - one of the world's largest political festivals with more than 50.000 guests and 3000+ events. 

Full program with dates and stops during spring 2022.

The Orange Stage is the main stage at Roskilde Festival

The Orange Stage is the main stage at Roskilde Festival

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Roskilde Festival 2023

As a participant in the Minority Changemaker Programme, you are invited to join the Danish Border Association Youth as a volunteer at Roskilde Festival in the days after the completion of the programme in the end of June.

Roskilde is Northern Europes largest music festival with a crowd of upwards of 100.000 and a world class roster of bands. We will pay for your transport and entry ticket, but in return you must be a part of a project, you will be working on during the stay at Jaruplund.