Jana Ahlers

From Germany

Jana Ahlers is the Grassroots Education Manager at European Alternatives, working within the School of Transnational Organizing. With a Masters in Education Policy, she has a passion for critical and experiential pedagogy and a research interest in sustainable adult education and social movement learning. Before she worked at EA, she worked in a foundation bridging science and policy and as a Policy Advisor at a European NGO for Adult Education. Led by purpose driven project management, she also coordinated the programme of the People’s Summit for Climate Justice, adjacent to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. She draws on capacity organizing with a wide range of civil society groups, ranging from environment and development NGOs, to grassroots community campaigns, youth groups, indigenous groups, and migrant and racial justice networks. Outside of EA, Jana is a Berlin-based grassroots organizer.

Master Thesis: Online Social Movement Learning and the possibilities of counter-hegemonic Knowledge Production. The revolution will not be ‘Zoom’ed out

Internship Placement: European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)