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Berlin Trip November 2022

Sunshine, 20 degrees, and a group of EELP students and EELP alumni. There is nothing more you need for a great weekend. From Oct 28 to Nov 01 2022, the student council of the EELP programme organised a short trip to Berlin. The successful programme (city tour, visit to the Museum Island, boat trip on the Spree, meeting in the Bundestag, visit to the Jewish Museum and extensive partying in the evenings) made this weekend a real experience for everyone.

2nd Reinecke Football Cup, summer 2022

The summer semester's highlight outside lecture hall was the football match MA EELP vs. MA ECUE of the 2nd Reinecke Football Cup in May 2022. This year, in a very exciting match the EELP team won with 5:3. Marcus Reinecke played for each teams a half-time and scored for both teams one goal. Organized by the student council of both study programmes all players and a lot of EELP and ECUE students finished this event with a big party.

1st Reinecke Football Cup, summer 2021

This summer the offical final of the 1st Reinecke Football Cup was played by the teams of the MA EELP and MA ECUE. In a very powerful and high quality game the EELP team has unfortuantely lost the game extremly tight with 2:3. Until the last minutes they were fighting and within the extra-time there were good chances on both sides. Organized by the student council EELP a legendary fun sport event is born. The namesake of the cup, Marcus Reinecke, was given his best to play for each teams a half-time. To be continued ...

Can we save the world?
Every day 16 thousand children are dying from consequences of global poverty.

The student council invited a project manager from the Effective Altruism Foundation to give a talk about "Doing Good Better - Introduction to Effective Altruism". When time and money are limited, how can they best be used to prevent suffering and save lives? Why should we focus on helping individuals - most of whom are complete strangers - in the first place and what can each indivdual do in order to save the world? The philosophy and global movement of Effective Altruism seeks to answer these questions from the point of view of cognitive and social psychology, philosophy, and economics. Stefan Torges, project manager at the Effective Altruism Foundation, gave a talk on what Effective Altruism is about. See the talk here. The Effective Altruism Foundation tackels contemporary ethical questions scientifically and publishs the results freely in the form of policy papers. Through their projects, they strive for the effective reduction of poverty and animal suffering while promoting a responsible approach to future technologies. They also offer donation and career advice to people who are interested in making a positive impact on the future.

Stefan Torges

 Speaker Stefan Torges from the Effective Altruism Foundation © Stefan Torges 

Visiting the GLS Bank

Eelp Gls Klein

"Money is for the people" and the GLS Bank was there for us, the EELP students. We visited one of the first social and ecological universal banks in the world, which took the starting sentence as their motto. The former EELP student, Marian Thöne guided us through the building and explained the work and functioning of the GLS Bank. He told us about his experience as an intern at the Bank headquarter.

UNESCO World Heritage Site "Zeche Zollverein"

Here are some pictures from our trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Zeche Zollverein” in Essen – once the world’s biggest coal mine.

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