Group photo "Marienplatz" ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Visit of the Real-World Lab Experiment: Favourite Places – here: Marienplatz; Photo: From left to right: Urtė Jonkutė (Klaipeda University), Stefanie Drautz (Leuphana University Lüneburg), Johan Gustav Jõeaas (Estonian University of Life Sciences); Vikija Kupča (University of Latvia); Anna Kateriina Mathilde Asu (Estonian University of Life Sciences); Viktor Chudnickij (Klaipeda University); Sara Reimann (Lüneburg 2030+); Ilona Zarečanska (University of Latvia).

Baltic-German Exchange on 10 to 14 October 2022

In accordance to the German-Baltic Exchange with 12 students of Leuphana University Lüneburg in June 2022, 6 students from Universities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, went, as part of the seminar "The Future Cities of Europe - Beyond Lüneburg 2030+" on a one-week research trip to Lüneburg, Germany. The research seminar is part of the DBU project "ESD for 2030: Learning for and in resilient and sustainable communities", which focuses on real-world labs as transdisciplinary and transformative learning environments. 

During the research week, the 6 students from the Baltic States participated in the Leuphana Opening Week and attended various lectures as well as discussions with different actors from science, society and politics. As part of the project group work, the students got theoretical as well as practical insights into the research setting of Real-World Labs and of Lüneburg 2030+ and designed their own experiment along their research results. The research stay was combined with various exchanges with students from Leuphana University Lüneburg in order to share the different experiences with each other and to learn from each other's perspectives.  

Back in the Baltic States, the students presented their research results at a final event to the participating project partners from the universities, schools and city/municipal administrations as well as the sponsor. The findings will be incorporated into the experimental phase of the project with the active participation of the students. 

The student exchange was funded by the Baltic-German University Liason Office with kind support of Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Participation in a talk Opening week ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Participation in a talk during the opening week
Baltic students group work ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Baltic students working on their experiment
Talk about "Quantum Social Change" ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Talk about "Quantum Social Change" at the Leuphana main building during the opening week
Leuphana Campus Tour ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Leuphana Campus Tour with Prof. Daniel Lang
Presentation of project group work ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Presentation of project group work
Group presentation of the transect walk ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Group presentation of the "transect walk" through Lüneburg
Visit to the Mosaique ©Stefanie Drautz ISDL
Exchange about "Lüneburg 2030+" at the Mosaique- house of cultures
Evening event ©Stefanie Drautz iSDL
Evening event in front of the main building

Our project partners


  • Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

  • University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

  • Klaipeda University, Lithuania


  • Viljandi, Estonia

  • Valmiera, Latvia

  • Klaipeda, Lithuania


  • Viljandi High School, Viljandi, Estonia

  • Private pamatskola ZALA SKOLA, Valmiera, Latvia

  • Valmiera Pargauja Primary School, Valmiera, Latvia

  • Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Latvia

  • Gardzdai "Krantas" Basic School, Klaipeda, Lithuania


Stefanie Drautz
Universitätsallee 1, C40.210
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-210