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Mannheim Local Learner Chapter

The ENGAGE.EU Local Learner Chapters offers a multifaceted semester program aiming to provide interested students with knowledge and information about the current challenges Europe is facing. Participants will gain an insight into the different countries of our ENGAGE.EU partner universities as well as into their culture and languages. They will also have the opportunity to exchange views on their special interests as well as topics related to Europe with like-minded students from different disciplines and semesters.


  • Structure

    The semester program consists of various in-person events such as lectures, workshops and country evenings. In short presentations, representatives of the ENGAGE.EU partner universities address European challenges and introduce their countries and cultures in interactive formats. The events will be held in English.

    Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to network and discuss what you have learned over a brown bag dinner with food you have brought yourself. The semester program is open to all students of the University of Mannheim of all semesters (Bachelor to doctoral students) and disciplines.

  • Schedule

    • Tuesday, 12 March 2024
      Dutch Golden Age Painting
      19–20:30, Room: EO 154
      • Note: Please bring painting utensils (e.g. paper and pens)
    • Tuesday, 9 April 2024
      Meet SAP & Build Digital Skills
      14–17:00, Field trip to Walldorf
      • Note: Please bring your own laptop. Travel on your own to the meeting point in the foyer of building 21 of the SAP campus OR with the group (departure: 12:59 from Mannheim main station with S3 towards Karlsruhe, platform 9; change in Walldorf and continue by bus to the SAP campus). All transportation for the group journey is included in the Deutschland-Ticket or JugendTicketBW. Before starting the journey, please ensure that each participant has a valid ticket. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cover the costs of the journey.
    • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
      Italian Language for Beginners
      19–20:30, Room: EO 154
      • Note: Please bring your own food and drink for our Brown Bag Dinner.
    • Tuesady, 7 May 2024
      Expert-level quiz on Germany (interesting for Germans and non-Germans alike!)
      19–20:30, Room: EO 154
      • Note: Please bring your own food and drink for our Brown Bag Dinner.
  • Overview

    • Form: Lectures, workshops, country evenings
    • Participation: Individual on-site events, regular attendance is advisable
    • Registration: Not required; Exception: please register for the SAP excursion by sending an informal email to by 2 April, stating whether you are travelling with the group or alone
    • Confirmation of participation: By attending all four dates
    • Prerequisites: Enrolled students, doctoral students, and exchange students of the University of Mannheim

Europe's diversity is characterized by various countries, cultures, languages, and mentalities. Being part of the European Union, we need to face up to intercultural challenges and build long-term networks in order to ensure that international exchange works. For, it is only together that we can address issues relevant to society, such as climate change, digitalization, or the energy crisis.

A recap of the first series of the Local Learner Chapter from fall semester 2023 can be found here.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anna-Maria Rohe and Sati Cakar at