Foundation of the International Youth Office of the European Movement to encourage the youth of Europe to work together for a democratic and peaceful Europe. National offices are founded in all the democratic states of Western Europe. Director of the German office is Berthold Finkelstein.
The German office becomes an independent institute for supranational education and European co-operation. It is renamed the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI) in recognition of statesman and Nobel Peace Price winner Gustav Stresemann’s efforts towards peace and European co-operation. The institute continues under the chairmanship of Berthold Finkelstein until 1996.
The GSI acquires the “Haus Lerbach”, its own building with congress and accommodation facilities, near Bergisch Gladbach. Over the next few years, the institute will be expanded into one of the Germany’s leading educational institutions, and the “Europäische Akademie Lerbach” will become a household name.
The GSI sponsors its own congress and educational institution in Bavaria, at Castle Neuburg near Passau.
Foundation of the European Academy in Bad Bevensen (Lower Saxony).
Opening of the new and larger congress institute in Bonn; closing of the educational institute in Bergisch Gladbach.
Election of the new GSI chairman and management team.
Chairman: Erich Bettermann, Councillor of State, Representation of the federal state of Bremen
Director: Dr. Klaus Dieter Leister, Retired Secretary of State
Re-election of the chairman elected in 1996 and of the GSI management team.
Expansion of the congress institute in Bonn.
Election of a new GSI chairman and management team.
Chairman and Director:
Dr. Klaus Dieter Leister, Retired Secretary of State