Minority Secretariat

Judit Šołćina / Judith Scholze

Judit Šołćina / Judith Scholze (* 1979)

Head of the Minority Secretariat

born in Bautzen, currently living in Berlin, graduate psychologist

Professional career:

Social involvement:

  • 2000-2002 and 2003-2005 member of the board of the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN)
  • from 2009 member of the federal board of Domowina – Federation of Lusatian Sorbs
  • from 2011 member of the executive committee of Domowina
  • from 2013 deputy chair of Domowina – Federation of Lusatian Sorbs
  • substitute member of the advisory council to the German Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

Madlena Kowar (* 1985)


born in Leipzig, currently living in Berlin,
M.A. European Studies

Professional career:

  • 2011-2012 staff member of RML2future – Network for Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity in Europe, run by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEV)
  • 2012-2014 staff member of the WITAJ-language centre in Bautzen for the European language campaign for multilingualism and linguistic diversity – language diversity
  • 2016-2018 project manager at the Youth of European Nationalities (JEV)
  • from 2013 assistant at the Minority Secretariat of the four autochthonous, national minorities of Germany in Berlin

Social involvement:

  • from 2006 member of the Sorbian youth association Pawk
  • 2011-2013 board member of the Youth of European Nationalities (JEV)

Johanna Panse (*1989)

Project Manager

Johanna is the project manager for our interactive exhibition. The Minority Secretary is developing and realizing an exhibition to inform about the four autochthonous national minorities as well as the speakers of Low German. Since March 2019 Johanna is responsible for administration, coordination and communication of the project. 

She successfully graduated in Museology and Museum Management and Communication in Berlin/Leipzig. Johanna worked as an assistant at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and completed an internship at the Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja (Jewish Museum Galicia) in Kraków. She has experiences in developing and realizing different exhibitions such as for the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) and the Designer’ Open Leipzig. In her master thesis Johanna developed an exhibition for the Museum Castle Klippenstein in Radeberg.

Nele Feuring (* 1995)

Student assistent

Nele Feuring successfully completed an internship at the minority secretariat in May 2017. Since summer 2018 she is a student assistant at the minority secretariat. Currently she is studying the interdisciplinary BA European Cultures and Society at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, alongside learning the Frisian dialect of the mainland (Frasch). She completed the Erasmus Programme at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Wienke Reimer (* 1991)


born in Schleswig, currently living in Berlin,
MSc in Anthropology with the focus in Internationaler Studien and Development

Professional career:

Social involvement:

  • 2010 Volunteer at the Blue Crane Hospice, South Africa
  • 2016-2019 Boardmember and Co-Founder of the youth organization Grænseforeningen Ungdom (GFU) 
  • Since 2008 organization of a refundstation at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark


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