To give all the participants some good insight in the work of a students’ council the Germans hosted the Spanish and Belgium guests at the beginning of the project. There the headboys gave them a lot of information, talked about best practice ideas and answered their questions. In order to be able to discuss these things the students had had some additional preparatory language lessons in advance. In Germany the participants did some online research and filled in a timeline about the last 100 years with a focus on the development of democracy in the country. Furthermore the group visited some places in the nearby town Esslingen, which were connected with its Nazi past. On another day they visited the birth house of Friedrich Ebert in Heidelberg, one of the founding fathers of democracy in Germany.