Greetings

Greetings

You have successfully navigated yourself to the homepage of the upcoming youth festival (Jugendfestival, JF) – welcome! 

Guess how many Jugendfestivals have already taken place?! Four! It all started back in 2007 in Frankfurt, the second JF happened in Berlin in 2011, after that we came together in Stuttgart in 2016 and the last JF was in Munich in 2019. 

We are finally going to have the next and fifth JF on the 1st and 2nd of October 2022, in the beautiful city of Hamburg! This time our motto is “FULL SPEED AHEAD!”, symbolising the fun that everyone is going to have. But more importantly, it stands for all the knowledge, self-confidence and empowerment that our visitors are going to take home with them and that is going to help them evolve with full speed ahead. 

The event is organised by four captains and 18 sailors that have been working together continuously since end of 2019 to make it happen. 

There are going to be two days full of interesting workshops and talks divided into two sections – one for children and one for young people, starting with an amazing opening ceremony and ending the two days with a magical closing ceremony and lots of fun in between!

We are finally going to have the next and fifth JF on the 1st and 2nd of October 2022, in the beautiful city of Hamburg!  

This time our motto is “FULL SPEED AHEAD!”, symbolising the fun that everyone is going to have. But more importantly, it stands for all the knowledge, self-confidence and empowerment that our visitors are going to take home with them and that is going to help them evolve with full speed ahead. 

The event is organised by four captains and 18 sailors that have been working together continuously since end of 2019 to make it happen. 

There are going to be two days full of interesting workshops and talks divided into two sections – one for children and one for young people, starting with an amazing opening ceremony and ending the two days with a magical closing ceremony and lots of fun in between!

 
So don’t miss your chance to be there.

For all important information, check out our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates! 

See you in Hamburg! 

Event

The 5th Jugendfestival is an educational and cultural event in Germany for children and adolescents who use sign language, taking place on 1st and 2nd October 2022 at the Congress Center Hamburg (CHH). Don’t know how to get to the festival? Then check it out here.   

The event offers a sign language platform for deaf people and other sign language-oriented people. Many programmes are additionally translated in spoken German and in International Sign. The event is also accessible for wheelchair users and deafblind people. Children and young people as well as interested adults are welcome and will contribute to make the festival an unforgettable experience.    

The festival will have workshops, lectures, information booths and experiences around the culture and education of deaf people. All visitors will also be able to exchange ideas and broaden their skills. Knowledge will be imparted; experiences will be passed on and good entertainment will ensure that fun is not neglected.   

Organisation

The Jugendfestival is being organised by the German Deaf Association (Deutsche Gehörlosen-Jugend e.V., DGJ). The association supports deaf children and young people and advocates for members of a linguistic and cultural minority. Four dedicated captains (leaders) and 18 motivated sailors (main team) want to give you an event that you will remember forever. Take a look here to get to know our team. 

Our five principles

Following the motto “FULL SPEED AHEAD!” we want to support the young sign language community in its development. These five principles are the foundation of the concept of the 5th Jugendfestival. 

1. Imparting knowledge in German Sign Language (DGS)

Signing lecturers will hold interesting lectures and workshops on various topics over two days. You can quench your thirst for knowledge in the children and youth programme. 

2. Different aspects of the deaf culture 

At both the opening and closing ceremony of the festival, deaf artists will perform and quicken your heartbeat! You can expect poetry slams, dance performances, plays and much more.   

3. Finding your identity  

Not being able to hear doesn’t have to be a deficit. On the contrary, our lecturers and artists are proud to be deaf and will show you that being deaf can be part of an identity that is destined for great things.  

4. Adiverse society  

What do the #metoo, Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQ+ movements have in common? They advocate for equal participation in society. Learn more about their demands in our talks and workshops.  

5. Empowerment 

You don’t know your interests and strengths yet? Not only will our lectures and workshops offer you the chance to build these, but also the exchange of opinions and experiences with like-minded people can help you to discover them. 

Funding

The 5th Jugendfestival is sponsored by Aktion Mensch. But to make the 5th Jugendfestival an unforgettable event, we are dependent on further support and welcome sponsors and donations. You want to support us but don’t know how? Here you can find more information.    

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