14km is a non-profit organisation registered in Berlin, Germany, in 2010. It consists of a board, a program manager and a circle of founding members who support it.
It is our mission to help good ideas and equal partnerships between Europe and North Africa become reality – through both facilitating, developing and implementing non-profit and for-profit co-operations between the two regions that are socially just and sustainable. In doing so, we are working to bridge the cultural gap and overcome the socio-economic distance between the two regions. Our networking and project work is not restricted to North-South relationships but also includes triangle co-operations (North-South-South, North-North-South). We believe in people and their ideas, and our contacts are our greatest asset - our network based approach makes us unique. We support any good idea between North Africa and Europe that: 1. promotes socio-economic and/or political justice 2. is sustainable 3. corresponds with the needs and wishes of the target communities
We already provide services in the area of networking i.e. connecting interested individuals and organisations from Germany and North Africa with adequate partners on the 'other side'. We do so in personal meetings as well as via http://www.facebook.com/14Kilometer. Currently we are putting most of our efforts into fundraising for the many project ideas (non-profit and social entrepreneurship) that we have developed and are developing with 'initiators' who have approached us.
We provide contacts for individuals and organisations that are based in Germany to adequate partners (according to the idea/initiative in question) in North Africa, but also the other way round.
We are looking for partners from diverse fields in North Africa as well as Europe for project co-operations and networking.