5. May 2021, 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm | Faculty of Education, Lernwerkstatt

From adventurer to activist

online via Webex
Axel Brümmer
Event type

A lecture by the round-the-world cyclist Axel Brümmer on the sustainable design of international aid projects. (Presentation language: German)

Axel Brümmer has seen the world: In his early twenties, right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he grabbed his bike, turned his back on Germany and never came back. Within five years, he cycled around the world. But even after his return, he was always drawn to the world. In the meantime, he can look back on more than 200,000 kilometres cycled, 70,000 kilometres sailed and 12,000 kilometres kayaked through a total of 163 countries.

In addition to the countless experiences, encounters and "aha-moments" he reports in his books and lectures, adventure travel has also repeatedly made Axel Brümmer aware of the grievances that prevail in many areas of our planet. Out of the desire to do something about it himself, he founded the association "Saalfeld-Samaipata e.V.", which supports the interests of Bolivian street children, as well as the global network "GlobalSocial-network e.V." and in this way supports numerous aid projects all over the world.

In our Lernwerkstatt lecture, Axel Brümmer gives an insight into his experience with international aid projects and answers questions such as: How must a project be set up so that it is as sustainable as possible in the sense of "helping people to help themselves"? What difficulties arise in the context of international cooperation? And what role does the idea of networking play?

Be curious and feel free to bring your own questions!


The number of participants is not limited due to the online format. Please register by email by 02.05. to the following address: