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  • Meet Team Germany 2017

    We are from Baden-Wuerttemberg and represent youth councils from Heidelberg, Mosbach, Nürtingen, Ravensburg, Renningen, Rheinstetten, Straubenhardt, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Tübingen, Weil der Stadt and Weingarten.

  • Meet Team USA 2017

    We are from Georgia and represent youth councils from City of Dublin, City of Jasper, City of Kennesaw, City of Sugar Hill, Fulton County and Macon-Bibb County.

  • Ambassadors in Sneakers

    Ambassadors in Sneakers is a four-week educational program that brings together youth councils and similar youth leadership committees from Germany and the U.S.

    While travelling together in both counrtries, the young leaders learn about places and institutions that are significant for the development of and struggle for human rights. They meet activists, media representatives and politicians and learn from them, as well as from and with each other.

Interkulturelle Projekte

A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights


Ambassadors in Sneakers 2017

12 students each from Germany and the United States spent four exciting weeks together, learning about human rights, youth participation, transatlantic relations, and intercultural communication in both countries.

In the summer of 2017, the participants were members of youth councils, youth parliaments, and youth advisory boards as well as other young leaders from Georgia and Baden-Wuerttemberg.


The trips

Part 1: Atlanta & New York City (Sat. June 3 - Sune. June 18, 2017)
Part 2: Tuebingen & Berlin (Sat. July 22 - Sat. August 5, 2017)



Program Reports & Pictures

What did the Ambassadors in Sneakers do this year? Who did they meet during their trips? And what made this year's program unique? Check out our complete 2017 program (in German), theses pictures, and click on the pictures below to learn more about AiS 2017.


This is "Team Germany" before the summer academy!


Click on the photo for full screen reports and pictures of our trip to Atlanta and New York City!


Click on the photo for a full screen reports and pictures of our trip to Tuebingen/Stuttgart and Berlin!


Media coverage

Stadtanzeiger Mosbach, October 19, 2017: "Programm ,Ambassadors in Sneakers 2017' - Pascal Göltl im Interview"

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, November 10, 2017: "Der Botschafter in Turnschuhen ist 'tief beeindruckt'"



You can read an experience report by one of our participants, Florine Mahmud, in German.


Sponsors and partners

"Ambassadors in Sneakers - A Young Leaders' Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights" was developed by the German-American Institute Tuebingen (dai). It is very generously supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, which is funded by the European Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), as well as by a great number of other supporters. Our partners in 2017 included:



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