• Yes, we can all vote again!

    The poll is open until Tuesday 25th of June, 11:59 PM



    Project “Because ideas are no birds” is a training course for participants from 12 countries and will take place from 1st-11th July, 2013 in Latvia.
    It will deal with solving several common problems in youth organizations/projects by training youth workers/volunteers about idea creation and brainstorming methods, innovative presentations and publicity in field of international youth work. 
    All the activities will offer an important capacity to participants personally as well as to their organizations. An important part of learning process will be the exchange of experiences about the agreed problems to be solved. 

    You can read more about the project here.
  • Welcome to the voting of the Loesje International Series of the Month (May)!

    The poll is open until Monday 13th of May, 11:59 PM. 

    Thank you in advance with helping to make the new series of the month


    Loesje is looking for people to share her office in Berlin! 
    (Read more - German below) 
    The somewhat different co-working space is looking for new people. 
    We are looking for: 
    • Not so loud people/organisations/start ups to share our co-working space 
    in Karl-Kunger-Straße 55 in Alt-Treptow, which you can reach easily by bus 
    194 right outside the door, bus 104 and 171 around the corner; U-bahn stop 
    Schlessisches Tor (U1) or S-bahn stop Treptower Park reachable by ca 10 min 
    on foot / 2 min by bus. 
    We offer: 
    • 2-3 desks (or other arrangements) in our ca 130m2 co-working space, which 
    consists of three rooms, including: 
    • one large common room with a large table and ca 11 seats, a fridge and a 
    space to project images. This room can also be used during the evening or 
    on weekends, when not already booked. With concern to the neighbours we 
    can’t have any loud activities and after 10 pm preferably very silent 
    • A spacious kitchen, where we also cook together during the weekdays, 
    equipped with a dishwasher, microwave and pots and pans also in size XL ;) 
    • The monthly price per desk is €140 (for groups other deals can be made, 
    depending on size and space needed), including the use of a common printer, 
    WLAN, fax and phone (flatrate to landlines) and insurance. At the moment we 
    also have access to a beamer/projector. 
    We are: 
    • Rola, Anat and Jana from Loesje (currently present 3 days per week), 
    creative text writing and international projects (working in English, 
    German, Hebrew and Slovene)<> 
    • Carla, Labor für Kunst und nachhaltige Bildung.Currently in formation, 
    will be a library with printed media, DVDS about sustainability, art, 
    design, architecture, city planning, pedagogics and languages (mainly 
    French) and workshops. 
    • Carsten, Graphical designer and Web designer (currently often abroad)<> 
    You can come by and have a look, mail us to get an appointment: 
    Please remember to include your phone number so we can get back to you! 

    Das etwas andere Coworking-Space sucht neue Köpfe 
    Wir suchen: 
    • ruhige(n) NutzerInnen für Mitte April frei werdende Plätze in unserem 
    auch mit der BVG gut erreichbaren Coworking-Space in der Karl-Kunger-Straße 
    55 in Alt-Treptow - mit Bushaltestelle (Linie 194) direkt vor der Tür, 
    weitere Bushaltestelle (Linie 171) und die U-Bahnhaltestelle Schlesisches 
    Tor sowie die S-Bahnhaltestelle Treptower Park fußläufig zu erreichen 
    • auch Gruppen, Organisationen und Startups sind herzlich willkommen! 
    Wir bieten: 
    • 2 -3 Schreibtische in unserem insgesamt 130 qm großen Coworking-Space, 
    das aus drei Räumen besteht, u.a. 
    • einem großen Gemeinschaftsraum mit zwei Tischen und rund 11 Sitzplätzen 
    rund um einen Tisch (weitere in zweiter Reihe), einer Sitzecke, einem bei 
    Bedarf zu nutzenden Kühlschrank sowie einer Projektionsfläche 
    Dieser Raum ist nach Absprache auch abends bzw. am Wochenende zu nutzen - 
    nach 22 Uhr aus Rücksicht auf die Nachbarn allerdings nur in 
    • mit geräumiger Küche, in der wir mittags auch gemeinsam kochen können, 
    (u.a. mit Spülmaschine und Mikrowelle sowie Kochtöpfen auch in XL ;) 
    • monatliche Kosten pro Schreibtisch: € 140 (bei Gruppen nach Absprache), 
    inkl. gemeinsamer Nutzung von Drucker, WLAN, Faxgerät sowie einem eigenem 
    Telefonanschluss (Flaterate ins Festnetz) und Versicherung, (Aktuell steht 
    uns auch ein Beamer zur Nutzung vor Ort zur Verfügung) 
    • bei Interesse Kooperationen, Ideenaustausch etc. möglich (z.B. 
    Lektorieren von Texten) 
    Wir sind: 
    • Rola, Anat und Jana von Loesje (aktuell drei Tage pro Woche vor Ort) 
    kreative Schreibworkshops und Begegnungsprojekte (aktuell auf Deutsch, 
    Englisch oder Hebräisch) 
    • Carla, Labor für Kunst und nachhaltige Bildung, aktuell gerade im Aufbau, 
    (u.a. geplante Präsenzbibliothek mit Printmedien und DVDs sowie MDs mit den 
    Schwerpunkten Nachhaltigkeit, Kunst, Design, Architektur/ Stadtplanung, 
    Pädagogik und Sprachen (hier vor allem Französisch und Lerntechniken) sowie 
    Arbeitsplätze u.a. für künstlerische und Kreativ-Workshops etc.) 
    • Carsten, freier Grafiker und Webdesigner (aktuell überwiegend im Ausland 
    Besichtigung jederzeit nach Absprache möglich - bei Detailfragen 
    vorzugsweise ab 2.4. Dienstags oder Freitags, Kontaktaufnahme über Carla: 
    Kontaktaufnahme über Rola: 
    Bitte jeweils unter Angabe auch Eurer Rückrufnummer! 



    27th July till 6th August
    Lohals, Denmark

    Spring is coming, soon it will be followed by summer! Time to think how to spend your summer. What do you think about a great Summercamp in Denmark? A country with one big meadow, the sea, some vikings and a lot of islands, where Loesje-people can have a lot of fun, loads of crazy, inspiring workshops and memorable parties.

    The Summercamp this year is in a school in Lohals, on an island called Langeland, from 27th of July till 6th of August. In the Houskole we have some sleeping rooms with bunks, a big kitchen, different rooms for workshops, a room for gym (!), a football field and more space outside to have workshops, have secret meetings or just to play! Of course there are showers and toilets as well. The school is next to a forest and a 20 minutes by foot from the beach. What do you need more?

    This programme will be similar to other years: school of freedom! During the first day of the Summercamp we will make the programma together: who wants to give which workshop? Getting to know more about Loesje? Do some experiments with the Loesje-writing-methodes? Do you want an introduction in a certain languague? Or do you prefer an active workshop in dancing? Watching and discussing a good movie? Or do you prefer a more absurd workshop like observing cows? Everything is possible. All the workshops together are going to form a great, interestring programma with a lot of new things to explore.

    More practical information:

    The Summercamp costs 160 euro for the 11 days. This is for the accommodation, food, coffee and tea. Please pay in advance.

    Don't forget to bring:

    • Danish krones.
    • a fitted sheet
    • a sleeping bag
    • a pillow
    • your personal stuff like medication
    • other things that you need for ten days being in the middle of nowhere.

    The adres is: Houvej 49, Lohals, Tranekær, Denmark

    27th of July is arrival day. On the 6th of August is saying-goodbye-day.



    Some interesting websites:
    This is the Danish website with information about public transport.,,,
    The website of the accomodation


    More questions about the Summercamp? Mail

    Do you want to sign up? You can find the registration form here.

    See you on Summercamp!


    Ps: Jaron, Kaat, Asya, Ralph, Anouk, Luder, Pascal, Elma, Maarten, Thomas, Lotte, Elena, Geertje, Mechteld, Cathelijne, Veerle, Chris, Tom, Coen, Kaat, Nanda, Jolien, Loes, Jos, Duider, Max, Sander, Erik, Carsten and Bart already signed up.


  • Dit filmpje maken was een van onze activiteiten tijdens het Loesjeweekend in Leuven.

    En natuurlijk tussendoor nog enkele sneeuwballengevechten, een schrijfsessie, oogverblindend heerlijk eten verorberen, katten en machines nadoen en
    slam poetry schrijven.

  • Recycled Creativity Festival 2012 from ArtSpecs Lab on Vimeo.

    Here comes the film about the Recycled Creativity festival 2012, made by the film makers at ArtSpecs Lab and children joining the festival creativity.

  • Loesje Is looking for a participant from Germany for the training course “Who is the director of your gender role?”. It is a training that aims to raise gender awareness for people who in different ways are involved in youth work; youth workers or people becoming youth workers and people who work with youth occasionally or youth politics. There will be participants joining from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Poland, Sweden and Germany.   In the training we will give tools to work with the question of gender with youth. We will go into personal experiences and the current situation on gender politics in the different countries that will be represented in the seminar. We will also see in what way the discrimination of women go hand in hand with discrimination based on class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, functionality and so on. Lastly we will outline different ways and strategies to mainstream gender awareness in our work with youth.   The costs for the participants would be 30% of travel expenses to Diljan, Armenia. Accommodation and food would be 100% covered by the project. This requires full participation from 28th of August (arrival day) until 4th of September (departure day). It is also required that you are able to communicate in English and that you are a resident in Germany.   Please send an email to  if you are interested, with a short motivation on why you would want to be part of the training course.   Looking forward to hearing from you! Safaa, Loesje
  • Loesje was the past week in Maastricht, the Netherlands for the 26th Caretakers of the Environment International Conference. Between other interesting activities, students from different countries joined for a creative writing workshop with great results!


    Caretakers of the Environment International  is an international organization which aims to promote sustainable development education for youth. They believe that the best way to promote a sustainable development education for youth is through having students meet and work together. So, they organize annual international conferences that act as a platform for teachers and students to exchange concerns, ideas, strategies, actions and projects in the field of environmental education.

  • Donderdag 3 mei is het Internationale Dag van de Persvrijheid. Om dit te vieren organiseert Loesje een Wereldplakdag. Doe je mee? Ga naar en print de posters uit die je leuk vindt. Plak ze ergens op een zichtbare plaats, neem een foto en upload die op de website
    Heb je nog nooit eerder posters geplakt? Hier vind je instructies voor plakdummies. Let wel, plakken mag alleen daar waar het is toegestaan.