Mare nostrum. The Adriatic and sun-baked beaches? That’s far too boring for Johanna Sokoließ. EAB advisor on civic education is fascinated by the Mediterranean as a political space – and this is true from both shores. In no less than two Franco-German courses of study Johanna came to grips with European studies, inter-disciplinary social science and humanities. At the Institute for Foreign Relations ifa she was subsequently based in Stuttgart, but she also worked in Tunis in an NGO which furthered civil society. Experience which she was able to gain there, and in the Federal Agency for Civic Education, is currently being deployed very effectively in designing and organising international seminar projects at EAB.