Empowerment Workshop Share Your Story

Share Your Story (SYS) is an empowerment programme aimed at young BIPoC in Germany and offers creative workshops with a focus on anti-racism. Participants are given the space to connect, relate and talk about their experiences as well as the opportunity to explore creative ways to express themselves.

The workshop is conducted by EPRIE alumni (2018) Su-Jin Song and Joris Niggemeier and features Julia Schwarz as a trained empowerment professional. Due to the Covid-19-pandemic the workshop takes place as an online video conference over the weekend of 29th to 31st October.

Download the invitation with further information (in German) below:

Future Workshop: Global Ideas Against Racism

As part of the Global Ideas Against Racism project, we would like to invite you to the first of three workshops. We will use the method of the ‘future workshop’. The goal is to develop ideas for anti-racism work together with you in a participatory process. In doing so, this workshop will first focus on a ‘criticism’ phase. In the two subsequent workshops, which will take place in summer and fall 2021, the focus will be on a ‘fantasy’ and an ‘implementation’ phase. In the first workshop everything will revolve around the criticism of current conditions. We will collect and cluster your points of criticism. Please tell us in this workshop what bothers you, what is annoying, what is going badly and where there are problems regarding racism. Together we try to formulate the criticisms as precisely as possible and to group the different concerns.


Creative Workshop WRITING TAPAS with Katti Jisuk Seo

Online workshop with facilitator Katti Jisuk Seo (Writer, Story Consultant, Coach)

This workshop invites Alumni to reflect on their EPRIE experiences in creative writing.

What EPRIE encounters had an impact on your life? What surprising moments would you like to share with others? Which personal stories could you discover in your exchange experience? German-Korean story consultant & writer Katti will guide you through exercises that help you put your thoughts and magic moments on paper. You‘ll try out Katti‘s method Writing Tapas that makes writing more inviting by breaking it down into bite-size chunks. The workshop aims to prepare pieces of writing that will be published in the next EPRIE Journal.

The workshop will take place online on February 20 and February 27, 2021, from 10am to 1pm (Berlin time). For registration, please enter your name and email address in this form: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/W8RW88J

EPRIE Journal 2019

The alumni of the EPRIE program published the new EPRIE Journal 2019 on ‘Overcoming the challenges posed by social media: How to make it work for social change?’.

In the EPRIE Journal we look back on the program in 2019, our visits to NGOs, and elaborate further on that topic. Furthermore, we introduce projects funded by the EPRIE Project Fund and also cover several topics that were brought up by previous EPRIE exchange programs.

You can download the new EPRIE Journal for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe 2019 on our website for publications here:


#387 – Film Screenings in Wroclaw, Berlin, London

EPRIE alumni are organizing film screenings of #387, a project out of the open space at EPRIE 2019. Cécile Debarge, co-author and EPRIE 2019 alumni, will be present for discussion. The screenings take place on the following days: 


EPRIE 2019: Overcoming the challenges posed by social media

From 26 June to 7 July 2019, the Korea Verband organized the exchange program EPRIE 2019 in Japan and South Korea. Under the theme “Overcoming the challenges posed by social media: How to make it work for social change” the participants explored the question how social media can be used for social change. A total of twenty young people between 25 and 38 years old took part in the program, ten of whom came from Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Georgia) and ten from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia).

EPRIE Journal 2018

EPRIE Journal 2018: Media in Times of Populism and Post-Truth Politics

The alumni of the EPRIE program published the new EPRIE Journal 2018 on ‘Media in Times of Populism and Post-Truth Politics’.

Participants of EPRIE 2018 have contributed thought-provoking articles to elaborate on the relationship between journalism, social media, populism and post-truth politics. The EPRIE Journal also covers previous of topics EPRIE as well as the activities and research of the alumni.

You can download the new EPRIE Journal for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe 2018 on our website for publications here:

Apply now for EPRIE 2019!

EPRIE aims to share and exchange perspectives and experiences between East Asia and Europe. In 2018, we examined the challenges posed to the media sector by populism and post-truth politics. This year, together with media practitioners, actors from civil society, scholars and politicians, we will focus on social media as a tool for social change.

The program will take place in East Asia (Japan and South Korea) from June 26 to July 7, 2019. Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019. For further information, please have a look at the program for EPRIE 2019:

EPRIE 2018 Krzyzowa

EPRIE 2018: Media in times of populism and post-truth politics

From June 27 to July 8 Korea Verband has organized the exchange program EPRIE 2018 “Media in times of populism and post-truth politics – challenges and opportunities” in Krzyżowa / Wroclaw (Poland), Potsdam / Berlin (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium). Twenty young people aged between 25 and 35 years participated in the program, half of them from Europe (Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia, Macedonia, and Romania) and half from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Pakistan). The group was also balanced in terms of proportions between academics and practitioners and gender.