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The European Academy Schleswig-Holstein is a centre for adult education and offers seminars and conferences on political and cultural subjects in a European context. It highlights the chances opened up by a united Europe and furthers European awareness. Events are open to an interested general public.

There are two main areas of study:

  • Europa-Akademie concentrates mainly on European institutions, politics, culture and everyday life of our neighbouring countries.
  • The European Academy for minority issues sees its role in helping to solve problems regarding minorities.



The European Academy Schleswig-Holstein was founded in 1974 and was relocated from Leck to Sankelmark in 1999. The academy is maintained by the Europäische Akademie Schleswig-Holstein e.V., an organization that embraces institutions from Germany, Denmark and Belgium.

Since 2011 the Akademie Sankelmark, the Europäische Akademie Schleswig-Holstein and the Academia Baltica have amalgamated into the Akademiezentrum Sankelmark.Since 2013 the Europe-Direct Südschleswig has become part of the European Academy. The Aim of this information centre is, to enable the citizens of Europe to get information about the different aspects of the European Union. Furthermore, the Academy offers the so-called “Sankelmarker Europagespräche”, official informational publications of the EU and the Europe Newsletter “EDIC-T”.

Within the Academy there is also the seat of the “DialogForumNorden – dänisch-friesisch” in which representatives of the minorities in Schleswig-Holstein and Region Syddanmark have merged.