17 May: TU Ilmenau, the city of Ilmenau and the Ilm district launch the "We are Ilmenau" campaign

The "We are Ilmenau" initiative, spearheaded by the Technische Universität Ilmenau, the city of Ilmenau, and the Ilm district in collaboration with the Ilmenau Youth Integration Projects Initiative (JIPI), will commence on May 17. This campaign aims to foster a sense of mutual respect and unity among residents, as depicted in the posters to be prominently displayed throughout the city. Following the launch, all residents of Ilmenau are encouraged to participate under the hashtag #wirsindilmenau and contribute to bringing the campaign to life.

Targeted at everyone in the region, the "We are Ilmenau" campaign seeks to address the growing societal fragmentation by reaffirming the community's values and highlighting what makes Ilmenau and its districts an appealing place to live for all inhabitants.

The campaign will kick off with a family-friendly event on May 17 at 4 p.m. at Wetzlarer Platz in Ilmenau, featuring welcoming remarks from city, district, and university representatives, followed by a panel discussion and various activities for attendees of all ages.

Posters featuring residents who embrace Ilmenau's diversity will be showcased throughout the city and university campus, showcasing the shared sense of belonging among individuals, regardless of their origins. Following the launch event, residents are encouraged to contribute their ideas and stories using #wirsindilmenau, thus enriching the collective narrative of "We are Ilmenau."

Petra Enders, the district administrator, emphasizes the numerous advantages of living and working in Ilmenau, citing its family-friendly environment, economic connectivity, and community spirit as key strengths, especially during challenging times.

Mayor Daniel Schultheiß acknowledges the city's historical resilience and ongoing development, attributing Ilmenau's success to the dedication of its residents and their ability to blend tradition with progress, thereby preserving the unique "Ilmenau feeling."

Professor Kai-Uwe Sattler, President of TU Ilmenau, underscores the symbiotic relationship between the university and the city, emphasizing the importance of showcasing Ilmenau's positive atmosphere and celebrating its diversity and cosmopolitan values.



Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler
President of the TU Ilmenau

+49 3677 69-5001