Judit Šołćina / Judith Scholze (* 1979)
Head of the Minority Secretariat
born in Bautzen, currently living in Berlin, graduate psychologist
- 2005-2009 staff worker at Jugend Europäischer Volksgruppen (JEV)
- 2009-2012 project leader of RML2future – Network for Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity in Europe, run by the Föderalistischen Union Europäischer Volksgruppen
- 2012-2014 project leader of the European language campaign for multilingualism and linguistic diversity – language diversity
- from 2013 head of the Minority Secretariat of the four autochthonous, national minorities of Germany in Berlin
- 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
- 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
Johanna Panse (*1989)
Johanna is the project manager for our touring exhibition. The Minderheitensekretariat is developing and realizing an interactive exhibition format 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 and 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)
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.
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