March 20, 2023
Action Fund Strong against racism
Strengthening voluntary anti-racist engagementThe Action Fund supports up to 20 voluntary initiatives working in local projects against racism and for plural democracy with financial support of 5,000 € and a 14-month accompanying and further training programme. Volunteers with and without their own experience of racism are supported, especially in Eastern Germany. By promoting social engagement to reduce racism, the Action Fund contributes to a more democratic and just coexistence.
February 9, 2021
Democratic Innovations in Youth Work
Reviving youth engagement and participation in democratic lifeWhereas various innovations to democratize contemporary democracies have been imagined, designed, tested and even institutionalised on different levels of decision-making (e.g. citizens assemblies, participatory budgeting, deliberative polls etc.), Democratic Innovations (DIs) still do not play a role in youth work and non-formal education today. The DIYW (Democratic Innovations in Youth Work) project aims at tackling the issue of democratic disenchantment and erosion by developing, testing and disseminating didactic materials that support youth workers and teachers to introduce to young people the subject of Democratic Innovations.
September 10, 2018
European Democracy Network
For the defense of freedom, democracy and fundamental rights!Democracy and its underlying fundamental rights are in decline in Europe. More and more right-wing populist parties and leaders are taking over governments and dismantling the democratic constitutional state – even in the so-called consolidated democracies. In this context, we believe it is necessary to support activists and initiatives who are under threat. As transnational partnership we initiated the European Democracy Network (EDN) to support, empower and connect activists who stand against the erosion of democracy and fundamental rights, and advocate for legal, political, social or climate justice. We believe that we can only encounter the shrinking of civic space in transnational solidarity and across issues.
September 8, 2018
CHIEF, Towards an inclusive cultural education
Designing a multi-stakeholder collaboration to trigger changeThe European CHIEF project builds a dialogue between young people, researchers, education practitioners, policymakers, community leaders and civil society activists in order to facilitate a future of Europe based on more inclusive notions of cultural heritage and cultural identity. Citizens For Europe will methodically design a multi-stakeholders' process and accompany a series of workshops to create a sustainable environment for dialogue between these actors and develop effective policy recommendations at the local and European level.
September 1, 2018
Wahlrecht für Alle - Voting right for all
We demand the right to vote for all people living here!In Berlin more than 700,000 residents are excluded from voting in elections for local, regional and national representatives and referendums, simply because the Berlin electoral law is tied to German citizenship. Since 2011, the Berlin alliance “Wahlrecht für Alle” (“Voting Right for All”) has drawn attention to this injustice and has been committed to enabling the political participation of all people living in Berlin, regardless of their nationality. We therefore call for national voting right for EU citizens and third-country nationals, as well as for local and municipal voting right for third-country nationals.
August 31, 2018
NiCeR - Empowering local and newcomer youth
Using theater to strengthen youth participation in local lifeStarted in December 2015, the two-year NiCeR project used theater and the power of storytelling to develop a counter-narrative that strengthened youth participation in local cultural and social life while promoting skills development, empowerment and living together in cultural diversity. In Berlin, 30 young people from Berlin, Kosovo, Syria and Afghanistan came together, created and performed the musical What the Volk?! based on identity, belonging, migration and the power of language.
August 30, 2018