Verleihung der Martin Buber-Plakette

Verleihung der Martin Buber-Plakette

Freitag/Friday 19.11.2022
Festakt zur Verleihung der Martin Buber-Plakette
Musikalische Intermezzi:
Jacqueline Florie (Gesang) und der Popchor „Divided“ der SMK Parkstad unter der Leitung von Marjolein van Gils

Hub. Kerkrade
18:00 Uhr

Dialog/Dialogue Iris Berben Martin Buber- Plakette/Plaque

Dialog/Dialogue Iris Berben Martin Buber- Plakette/Plaque 2021

Freitag/Friday 18.11.2022
Burg Rode, Herzogenrath/HuB. Theater Kerkrade

Gespräch mit Iris Berben im Rahmen von Jugend im Dialog 2022 in der Burg Rode, Herzogenrath.
Iris Berben wurde 1950 in Detmold geboren. Seit ihrem 17. Lebensjahr ist sie im Grunde SCHAUSPIELERIN. Zunächst in Stücken der Hamburger Kunsthochschule; dann schon bald in zahlreichen Fernseh- und Kinofilmen.
Schon sehr früh engagierte sie sich! Als Schülerin trat sie in Hamburg, wo sie damals wohnte, der APO (der Außerparlamentarischen Opposition) bei.

Conversation with Iris Berben as part of Youth in Dialogue 2022 at Burg Rode, Herzogenrath.
Iris Berben was born in Detmold in 1950. Since the age of 17, she has basically been an actor. First in plays at the art academy in Hamburg; then soon after in numerous television and cinema films.
She was socially involved at a very early age! As a schoolgirl, she joined the APO (the Extra-Parliamentary Opposition) in Hamburg, where she was living at the time.

Youth in Dialouge – Program 2022 online

Youth in Dialouge - Program 2022 online

‘Always look for the Dialogue!’
Under the heading of ‘Always look for the Dialogue!’ we want to find and follow a reasonably secure path to the connection between ‘you and I’!
How often it is that we humans disagree and then react with rejection, disappointment, anger or rage, even war …
Wouldn’t it be more important to stay in touch with each other?
You may be able to get the conversation going again by pushing yourself and simply saying or asking: ‘What part of that did I disappoint or hurt you with – and what did you understand, maybe you misunderstood something I said?’.
It is always important to take the first step towards the other person.
Let’s embrace them and bring CALM to our agitated souls or minds TOGETHER.
With this in mind, we would like to call on all participants in ’Youth in Dialogue‘ to make an effort to realise such a dialogue with one another in our time together.

With heartfelt greetings,
the EURIADE-Team: Danuta, Martha, Ben, Berry, Joep, Martin, Nino and Werner





This work is intended as a stimulus to reflect on the way we teach in schools. It is not so much a questioning of curricula as a questioning of the extent to which the child, the young person, can be happy WITH school, WITH what they have learned.

Tests, examinations and exams are used to check and clarify what the young people know – according to the ideas of ministries, inspectorates and school authorities. Less frequently, the more important question is whether and to what extent teaching makes young people happy or whether they feel happy at school.

Joy, fun in dealing with the subjects will do the pupil good and motivate them to approach life WITH what they have learned and to experience it more intensively.

A mathematical formula cannot be the measure of all things at school! How differently does one deal with it when one sees and experiences its effect in nature, in everyday life. For example, the experience that without understanding the Pythagorean formula – a2 + b2 = c2 – as a natural force, nothing can stand or hold straight.


In this sense, this book wants to show what teachers can sustainably achieve with the children and young people entrusted to them by way of an ‘eventful’ school time.


The title EXPERIENCE what YOU LEARN speaks for itself, I think.

In the many text contributions and illustrations in this book, this is the RED THREAD.

Scientists and their statements, philosophies, inventions, formulas

– let us think of Einstein, Pascal, Newton, Goethe, Vondel, Mulisch, Mozart – could become constant and familiar companions and references in a young person’s life if experienced vividly. For example, the philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965). With him, or with his thoughts in mind and heart, one could realise the all-important ‘real conversation with the other’. After all, he focuses on what is stated in the subtitle: ’Teaching and Education in the Light of Connectedness and Happiness’.

In this work on education and teaching, great emphasis is placed on this connecting conversation. In everyday classroom practice, this means that young people or children interact with teachers in a trusting way. The pupils feel the respect, the openness, the closeness of the teachers and relate to them.


Society demands from the school the ‘graduate’ who knows his or her way around.  But the teacher can connect this demand with what lies UNDER the subject material. And as the young person discovers the wonders of life, not only the school work but their life experience will gain in DEPTH and richness. The young person dives into the water with their ‘diving instructor’ full of confidence, goes with them as a guide into a ‘cave’ – without worry, fear that something could happen to them – in order to find, understand and enjoy the mineral resources, the cave drawings there. And full of enthusiasm, they return to the upper world to experience it differently – more intensively. And with these experiences or stories, they set off. Always in their luggage, in their mobile phone, the ’telephone number’ of this teacher they are familiar with.


Thus every person is on the way in this DIFFERENT SCHOOL to EXPERIENCE what they LEARN. This in the light of RELATIONSHIP. Thinking of Martin Buber’s wise words, they will have conversation with the OTHER. And soon everyone will feel in themselves the development, the formation (in the truest sense of the word) of an attitude, a way of dealing, with which they say to the OTHER:

‘YOU, speak, I am listening to you!’


Werner Janssen

Experience what you learn
Teaching and education in the light of connectedness and happiness
ISBN/EAN: 978-94-90456-19-1
Hardcover, 223 x 320 mm (portrait format), 136 pages.

Kosten: für EURIADE-Freunde und -partner 35 € (Buchhandlungspreis 50 €)


Sekretariat Euriade e.V. (DE)
Frau Danuta Nickchen

Awarding of the Martin Buber plaque to Auma Obama in 2021

Martin Buber plaque 2021 for Auma Obama

(Founder of the Sauti Suu Foundation)

The laudation will be given by Josef Johannes Brunner (entrepreneur).

On Friday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the HuB, Theater Kerkrade (NL).

Musical greetings from Guido Dieteren
Hungarian Dance No. 5, Johannes Brahms

Petra Dassen, Mayor of the City of Kerkrade

Wendy Kokkelkoren and Guido Dieteren
Nessun Dorma, Turandot, Giacomo Puccini

Laudation by Josef Johannes Brunner, patron

Wendy Kokkelkoren and Guido Dieteren
Once Upon a time in the West, Ennio Morricone

Awarding of the Martin Buber plaque to Dr. Auma Obama
Word of thanks by Dr. Auma Obama

Musical finale
Wendy Kokkelkoren and Guido Dieteren
Funiculi Funicula, Neapolitan folk song

Closing word
and an invitation to a drink in the HuB. Kerkrade

Moderation: Werner Janssen (Intendant Euriade)