Would you like to know more about our Political Education Department?

What do we do?

The task of the Political Education Department is to catch the student’s attention about current political dynamics and events, to facilitate the development of a political sense of responsibility and the willingness for active tolerance in our society.

In the past, the Political Education Department organized:

  • Seminars
  • Info Events
  • Trips (for example to the Landtag Düsseldorf)
  • Charity concerts
  • Election events
  • Debate nights
  • Quizzes

We want all students to be able to create their own view on the world, and whether it is a university-wide, regional, national, or international matter, we want to keep you informed and create the opportunity to exchange ideas on these topics. In the daily overflow of information, we often forget that many laws and political decisions affect our life, directly or indirectly. Therefore, we believe that it is important to be aware of the political discourses, in order to better understand the world we live in.

If you believe we miss out on certain topics, we are always happy to hear about suggestions  or students who join us as volunteers to implement their ideas into our work, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Mia Parker


My name is Mia Parker and I study International Relations in my second semester. I am happy to be the new head of the Political Education Department of AStA for KaLi. I wanted to be part of the Political Education Team to organize the upcoming elections, to bring political and social topics to my fellow students, and motivate you to actively participate and make your voice heard in politics, society, and our university. 

Besides being active at university, I also work for the Environmental Education Department of a non-profit organization from Aachen, Germany, and I plan on including topics regarding sustainability in my work with AStA as well. I think that these strange times and the online semester offer us the chance to provide online content reaching even more people from across both campuses and connect – despite the large physical distance between everyone.  

Please always feel free to reach out to either Tim or me, using the contact form below or our e-mail address: asta-political-education@hsrw.org 


Tim Schirmer

I’m Tim Schirmer and i’m 22 years old. I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and moved to Kleve to study International Relations at HSRW. I’m currently in my third semester and besides studying, I like to be active at the university and locally. What I like about Kleve is the welcoming and motivating community of people from all over the world. I enjoy having inspiring conversations with friends, or people I have never met before, reading newspapers, and going hiking in Austria. Also, everything’s better with a good cup of coffee in your hand.