Antiracist-campaign in summer 2020

    In summer 2020 Lovis is going to sail from Hamburg (Germany) to Brest and Douarnenez (France). Together with many activists from the Channel’s coasts in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and France, we want to run an antiracist-campaign-tour to protest against the criminalization of migration and the loss of humanitarianism.

    Kick-off will be in Hamburg in the beginning of June 2020. In the following six weeks we will sail with different groups with the aim to join the maritime festivals in Brest and Douarnenez in the middle to the end of july. Afterwards, Lovis will return to the Baltic-Sea until the end of august.

    During the trip (especially on the way from Hamburg to Brest), the ship shall be used for many different actions in the harbours, e.g. theatres, cinema-on-sail, concerts, discussions or demonstrations. That depends on you and your ideas!

    If you…

    • …are interested in the project,
    • …want to sail with your group two or three weeks during the campaign,
    • …are involved in a local struggle we can support with the campaign,
    • …also want to go to Bretagne with your own boat and organize a “fleet”…

    Please write an E-Mail to campaign@lovis.de (in english, french or german) and join the organization-team! You can also download the flyer with all information and spread it:

    campaign-flyer eng

    campaign-flyer de

    campaign-flyer fran




    This was Beyond Borders

    28 young people from four European countries met shortly before the European elections on board of “Lovis” and in the ports of Malmö, Szczecin and Rostock with politicians and young and old people from civil society, who enjoyed and cursed the joy and effort of sailing and who finally left the ship with a laughing and a crying eye – that was Beyond Borders. The focus was on women’s rights in Poland and the EU, on climate change and climate activism and the question of a European identity, both on water and on land.

    The result is a short reportage from Juni Media/ MV1, which gives you an insight into our project and which you can have a look at here: Cast off! A big thank you to all who have filled this project with their ideas, time and strength!




    Beyond Borders – Europe of Youth

    On 26th May 2019 the European elections will take place!

    What do young people expect from it? How do they envisage an open and sustainable Europe?

    28 young people from Germany, Romania, Slovakia and Poland are sailing on board of “Lovis” along the German, Swedish and Polish Baltic Sea coasts at the beginning of May 2019 – looking for answers! On board we develop future ideas and demands for a youth-friendly Europe. We invite you to get in touch with us: at 3 inspiring events, on 3 themes in 3 port cities!

    Malmö, 11th May: Climate change

    15:00 Welcome with coffee and sweets from Rude Food
    16:00 Film screening “Beyond the red lines” by Cinema Politica Malmö
    18:00 Discussion round on the topic “Climate – change – activism – politics” with politicians of the left and Greens from Sweden (requested), activists of #fridaysforfuture Malmö (requested) as well as of Pan African Movement (requested)
    19:30 Open dinner on the pier in front of the University of Malmö, delivered by Yalla Trappan

    *The event will take place in one of the rooms of the university building “Niagara” at Nordenskiöldsgatan 1 in Malmö. The exact location will be announced soon.

    Szczecin, 15th May: Human rights

    15:00 – 18:00 Open ship (Nabrzeże Starówka, Szczecin)

    16:00 Market of possibilities with photo exhibition on the topic “Human rights”, an interactive art wall as well as a role game to the topic of “human rights”
    19:00 Barbecue in front of “Lovis”

    *The event will take place at Skwer Kapiatnów, Tadeusza Wendy 10c, Szczecin.

    Rostock, 20 May: European identity?!

    17:00 Welcome
    17:15 Presentation of the photo project “Human Rights”
    17:30 Fish Bowl discussion with young people from the Beyond Borders project, Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE), Niklas Nienaß (Grüne Jugend MV) and experts for Europe from the Ministry of the Interior and Europe M-V – and you!
    19:00 Solidary kitchen
    20:00 Concert with Lappalie
    *The event takes place in the circus tent of circus”Fantasia” (Warnowufer 55, Rostock).

    Further information can be found at instagram under _beyondborders!