Organization team

Anita Baschant is project consultant at the agency lab concepts and deputy manager of the Berlin office. She studied Paedagogy and Cultural Studies at the University of Karlsruhe. Her fields of expertise include intercultural citizenship education, cultural education, network building, participation and youth education, civil society. As project consultant Anita Baschant supports lab concepts specifically in the fields of European education debates and international co-operation. She is also responsible for the design of youth formats and events, as well as for the co-ordination and management of projects within the framework of the NECE initiative.

Maria Hoffmann holds an M.A. in European Ethnology from the Humboldt University of Berlin and a B.A. degree in Sociology and Social/Cultural Anthropology from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg with special focus on migration studies. Her fields of expertise include postcolonialism, migration regimes, politics of memory and history as well as intercultural youth education. As Alumni of in the educational exchange programme Youth For Understanding, she has gained work experience in Germany, Norway and South Africa in the field of intercultural youth education. In the frame of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, she has engaged in ethnographic academic research in a field project in Gauteng (South Africa) on post-Apartheid conflicts in history curriculums and teaching practice at South African high schools. Since 2013 Maria Hoffmann is employed as project officer at lab concepts. 

Alice Orth has an M.A. in North American Studies with a special focus on culture and history as well as Media and Communication Studies from Freie Universität Berlin. She worked in the Department of History at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies Berlin and at the Goethe-Institut Chicago in the field of cultural programming. Alice Orth has completed professional training in international project management. She is employed as a project consultant at lab concepts since 2012. Her fields of expertise include transnational relationships as well as citizenship education and participation.

Anja Ostermann is managing director and project manager at the agency lab concepts in Bonn-Berlin, Germany. She worked as a freelance editor for the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Her fields of expertise included discourses on Europe, culture and media, economics, process support and scientific advise in the area of Europeanisation and network-building of citizenship and cultural education. Anja Ostermann has provided process guidance and academic support in the Europeanisation of cultural and citizenship education and the formation of political and cultural education networks. She has studied Comparative Literature, History, German Language and Literature, Business Administration and Italian at the University of Bonn and St. Andrew’s University in Scotland.

Juliane Rast works at lab concepts as a project consultant in international event management and PR services since 2013. She studied International Communication and Translation (B.A.) at Hildesheim University and la Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. The focus of her studies was the use of German, English and Spanish as well as cultural and political sciences. Over the last two years, she completed internships in several concert agencies in organisation and PR services in Berlin. Furthermore, she has worked for the international music and theatre festival “Kulturarena“ in Jena in the field of event management for several years. Her fields of expertise include international citizenship education, network building, intercultural and communication.