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Seminars and Events

The Friends of Waldorf Education regularly hold worldwide continuing education courses and seminars on the subject of emergency pedagogy. The annual conference in Karlsruhe, Germany brings together experts in the fields of psychotraumatology, therapy, and pedagogy.

Flexible further training - nationally and internationally

Advanced training modules on psychotraumatology and emergency pedagogy as well as basic training in safety and first aid and more. The nationally and internationally offered modules can be attended as an extension or independently of each other. Each module is certified, collected the certificates result in a final diploma. Further information Further information

The annual conference invites pedagogues, therapists and other interested parties to Karlsruhe under a specific, changing title. Lectures by acknowledged experts and practical workshops will explore emergency- and trauma pedagogical issues.
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20.-23.06.2019 "Emergency Pedagogy - How education can help injured children's souls"



What does a disaster or war do to the psyche of children and young people and how can we help them? In lectures worldwide Bernd Ruf and other experts talk about trauma and emergency pedagogy. They report on our operations and point out possible courses of action.

An overview of upcoming public lectures can be found here.

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Freies Internationales Institut für Notfall- und Traumapädagogik (IINTP)

In cooperation with the Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiners e.V., the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart and the Medical Section in Dornach, the IINTP offers in-service and certified further training in Emergency and Trauma Pedagogy. Further information




  • +++ 18.11.2018 +++

    Disaster in Indonesia

    The severe earthquake and tsunami in October brought death and destruction to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.  In order to support the traumatised people in coming to terms with their experiences, an emergency education mission took place in the crisis region in November. more

  • +++ 01.11.2018 +++

    Help for the Philipines

    A team of the emergency pedagogy flies from 27.09. to 08.10. to the Philippines. Together with four local colleagues they will support the victims of the typhoon "Mangkhut". The storm caused serious damage in the Philippines and cost the lives of many people. Landslides and mudslides further aggravate the situation. more

  • +++ 10.11.2018 +++

    Mission in Gaza

  • +++ 13.07.2018 +++

    NOTE: Annual Emergency Pedagogy Conference 2019

    From 20 to 23 June 2019, the eighth annual emergency pedagogical conference will take place in the premises of the Parzival Centre in Karlsruhe.
    Under the title "Emergency pedagogy - How pedagogy can help injured (children's) souls", we will focus on the basis of emergency pedagogy at our next annual conference.

    Program and further information

Friends of Waldorf Education

Emergency Pedagogy
Office Karlsruhe
Parzivalstraße 2b
76139 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0)721 20111-144
Fax +49 (0)721 20111-180

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