We are committed to remembrance work in Dachau and in the youth hostel and want the heritage and the mission of the contemporary witnesses to be preserved in an appropriate manner.
The International Youth Meeting is being organized by three main supporting organizations as well as a mostly voluntary team. The supporting organizations provide employees as well as financial resources and decide about the IYM’s general framework. The supporting organizations are:
Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend
in der Erzdiözese München und Freising
Jana Wulf BDKJ-Diözesanvorsitzende
Preysingstr. 93, 81667 München
Tel. +49 (0)89 /480 92 23 13
Förderverein für Internationale Jugendbegegnung
und Gedenkstättenarbeit in Dachau e.V
Zur alten Schießstatt 1, 85221 Dachau
Tel. +49 (0)8131 / 83303
Ludwig Gasteiger, Geschäftsführer
Mittermayerstr. 22-24, 85221 Dachau
Tel. +49 (0)8131 / 3567810
Anja Schuller-Müller is responsible for organizing and leading the International Youth Meeting since 2023. Her studies in ancient history and archaeology on the one hand and her long-term experience in memorial education on the other hand led to a special focus on the connections between past and present. In her work it is important for her to create awareness especially among young people how dictatorships arise and that democracies are not self-perpetuating but have to be shaped actively to remain.
Since 2019 Catharina Koke supports the Project Management in organising and leading the International Youth Meeting. Years of practical work with young adults gaining lots of knowledge and experience led her to teacher training concerning grammar school. Therefor she studied German studies and Protestant Theology. During her studies she was exceptionally interested in ecclesiastical history during the Third Reich. She deepened her knowledge concerning this topic while working on a doctoral dissertation. In her work as a teacher, her commitment to tolerance, respect and openness to the world is a particular concern.
In 2022 and 2023 Jakob Reisky supports the IYM as a Federal volunteer of the Kreisjugendring Dachau. In these twelve months he supports the work of the Partnership of Democracy in Dachau and the annual International Youth Meeting as a member of the IYM team. During his school graduation, his interests in the fields of history and politics, which also form the core of his work, were consolidated.
The voluntary team of IYM consists of twenty young adults from Germany and abroad. They take part in the organization, lead through the program, and take care of the participants throughout the two weeks of the Youth Meeting.
The International Youth Meeting is being supported by: