In a well-equipped educational institution in a charming landscape and in a relaxed atmosphere, you can hear new things, learn useful things, acquire communicative skills, discuss with experts, deepen your knowledge of the country and its people, get to know other people, know more, feel strengthened - that and much more is adult education at the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen.

The programs are designed in particular for politically interested citizens, people involved in civil society, teachers in school and extracurricular education, soldiers and officers of the German Armed Forces. The topics European integration, European policy, international politics, sustainable development and rhetoric are the main focus. Our cooperation partners include the Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien des Saarlandes, saaris e.V./Saarland-Marketingsaaris (State Institute for Education and Media of Saarland), the Netzwerk Entwicklungspolitik im Saarland (NES), the Institut National de l'Administration publique in Luxembourg and clubs and associations at federal and state levels. The directors of study at the Europäische Akademie, an interdisciplinary team of experts, compiles profound information and extensive background knowledge on current events and is devoted to developing succesful seminar formats for adult education.


Formats & Target Groups


  • Conferences
  • Panel discussions
  • Intensive seminars
  • Pedagogic days
  • Regional study visits

Target groups

  • Interested citizens
  • Volunteers in civil society organisations
  • Soldiers
  • Teachers
  • Professionals

Topics & Contents

European Integration/European Policy

  • Transatlantic relations
  • EU foreign policy and external relations
  • Europe and the Arab world
  • Current European developments
  • Dangers for European democracy in Europe

Communicative competence

  • Systematic preparation and result-oriented conduct of parent-teacher meetings
  • Voice and profession
  • Conflict discussions with parents and pupils/students
  • Moderate panel discussions
  • Communication in public administration
  • Agile Leadership

Sustainable development

  • Sustainable design thinking
  • Plastic - the littering of the world
  • Sustainable development in the classroom
  • The European cultural heritage
  • Archaeology in the Greater Region



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