Jakob Erle, IAED

is an experienced and motivating public speaker, educator and facilitator coming from a background in Danish Folk High Schools (non-formal adult civic education), holding a PhD in Cultural sociology. He has extensive experience with management, organizational development and innovation from Danish Folk High Schools – and from 2011-2014 as the Director of the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) in Cairo including cooperation with governmental and non-governmental partners in Egypt and Europe. Jakob Erle has been part of MENA-European cooperation on civic education since 2011. Now he is based at the ‘International Academy for Education and Democracy (IAED).

 جاكوب إير،

 هو معلم و متكلم عام ذو خبرة ومحفّز قادم من خلفية في المدارس الثانوية الشعبية الدنماركيّة (التعليم المدني غير رسمي للكبار) ، يحمل شهادة الدكتوراة في علم الاجتماع الثقافي. لديه خبرة واسعة في الإدارة والتطوير التنظيمي والابتكار من المدارس الشعبية الدنماركية – ومن 2011-2014 كمدير معهد الحوار المصري الدنماركي في القاهرة بما في ذلك التعاون مع الشركاء الحكوميين وغير الحكوميين في مصر وأوروبا. أيضا يعد جاكوب جزءًا من التعاون بين الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في مجال التربية المدنية منذ عام 2011




IAED (International Academy for Education and Democracy)

“Challenges are always challenges for someone – an individual or a collective of individuals. A smaller group in a limited locality – a nation – a continent – or the entire humanity. This also means that most challenges only relate to limited groups of individuals or collectives, often delimited by a common locality. These are “owners” of the challenges, no matter what level they are at. These are the subjects of institutions. These are the actors that legitimately influence their institutions.” We believe in four levels, all positioned in the same position in relation to the subjects. Local, National, Regional and Global. The local level has its own challenges (e.g. roads, schools, sewage, water supply, electricity supply). Its own institutions such as Mayors, Local councils. Its own ways of citizens influencing through elections etc. The National level deals with other challenges – and has Government,  Prime Minister, Parliament – and elections, constitutions etc. that make it possible to influence and control institutions. The Regional and Global levels have their own challenges such as climate change, global markets, resources, international conflicts – and until now rudimentary institutions such as EU, WTO, international conventions and United Nations.