Germany

Media
Gender
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Training for young journalists

Young  journalists living in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany are called to connect, debate and learn over a 2-day online workshop in October.

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التصوّر المشترك بين الثقافات للقصص الخيالية كوسيلة عابرة للحدود

غالباً ما يتم تصوير وسرد الإلمام بالثقافة العربية والألمانية (أو الأوروبية) من خلال القوالب النمطية. وبالتالي، فإن الأدب العربي وخاصة القصص الخيالية كثيراً ما تُهمل باستثناء ربما قصة ألف ليلة وليلة. بالمقارنة بالعديد من أنواع النصوص الأخرى، تمزج القصص الخيالية...

14 Kilometers - the shortest distance between North Africa and Europe e.V.

National Network
Germany
Address

Stephanstr. 19
10559 Berlin
Germany

Telephone
+49-30-83210828
E-Mail
info@14km.org
E-Mail (2)
sarah-mueller@14km.org
Mobile Phone
+49-157-89624895
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Media
  5. Religion
  6. Youth and education
General Information
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.
Mission and Objectives

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

Main Projects / Activities

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.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

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.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are looking for partners from diverse fields in North Africa as well as Europe for project co-operations and networking.

Contact (1) Full Name
Dr. Anja Carolin Gebel
Head of the organisation
Nady Kamel, Tatjana Sharif
Education
Youth
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3rd European Youth Work Convention

The European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) is the central platform for discussing the latest developments in youth work practice and youth policy in Europe.

AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.

National Network
Germany
Address

Postfach 500142
22701 Hamburg
Germany

Telephone
+49 40 399 222 0
Fax
+49 40 399 222 99
E-Mail
Mick.Petersmann@afs.de
E-Mail (2)
olaf.willuhn@afs.de
E-Mail (3)
jessica.hopp@afs.de
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1950
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Youth and education
General Information
AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. is an educational organization focusing on the intercultural understanding among peoples. It is a non-profit, volunteer-based and –led organization working in a world-wide network of like-minded organizations. Each year, AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V offers young Germans the opportunity to spend a year – or parts of it – abroad, living with a family and attending school. In addition, AFS offers long-term voluntary service programs for young people and Global Prep Summercamps, topic orientated and international camps all around the world. Likewise, AFS Germany hosts and supports young foreigners who come to discover our culture and establish long-lasting contacts and friendships with citizens living in Germany. Overall, AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V counts on the active participation of approx. 3.000 volunteers structured into 100 local committees across Germany. In the offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart there are around 100 staff employed.
Mission and Objectives

AFS Statement of Purpose: AFS is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. The Core Values and Attributes of AFS: AFS enables people to act as responsible, global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world. It acknowledges that peace is a dynamic concept threatened by injustice, inequity and intolerance. AFS seeks to affirm faith in the dignity and worth of every human being and for all nations and cultures. It encourages respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction as to race, sex, language, religion or social status. AFS activities are based on our core values of dignity, respect for differences, harmony, sensitivity and tolerance.

Main Projects / Activities

Long & short term school exchange, voluntary services, Global Prep Summer Camps.

Contact (1) Full Name
Mr. Mick Petersmann
Head of the organisation
Mr. Mick Petersmann
Contact (2) Full Name
Mr. Olaf Willuhn

Akademisches Förderungswerk - AKAFÖ

National Network
Germany
Address

Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Germany

Telephone
+49(0)2343211521
Telephone (other)
+49(0)234 3211010
Fax
+49(0)2343214010
E-Mail
boskop@akafoe.de
E-Mail (2)
Heiko.Jansen@akafoe.de
Mobile Phone
+49 15117484080
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
1965
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information
- The AKAFÖ (Akademisches Förderungswerk) is a non for profit institution, delivering student services for the the institutions of higher education in the region of Bochum. -It is responsible for the delivery of servics towards student needs in the field of finances, accommodation, social und cultural needs and internationalization. - The AKAFÖ has 400 employes. - For information on our budgetary recourses and our sources of funding. please see our annual report 2010 attached, page 4. - Especially in the field of internationalization and culture, action is taken by concrete projects, like students and personnel exchange, excursions and forum discussions. - the AKAFÖ has a cooperation treaty with the three Student Services in Tunisia.
Mission and Objectives

Our Mission is to contribute to the Bochum Area as a place of academic excellence and as a part of the global village by delivering student services at its best in the field of accomodation, finance, culture and internationalisation. The services in the field of internationalisation aim to enable our students, coming from abroad, to include their culture into an international campus culture, and to enable our German students to meet with the world, enabling them to become global citizens. The cooperation with the Student Services in Tunisia persues a vivid participation of Tunesiaon culture as part of our campus culture, enabling our personnel to get a better understanding of Tunisian culture, but also to create meeting opportunities with our "german" culture" for the tunesian Student Services and tunsian students.

Main Projects / Activities

In 2009 a first Excursion of the AKAFÖ to the Student Services North, Mid and South in Tunesia took place. In May 2011 a visit of a tunesian delegation followed. In September 2011 a delegation of the AKAFÖ and the Student Union (AStA) of the Ruhr-University Bochum visited the Student Services in Tunesia and several institutions of higher education, accompanied by tunesian students. Several seminars and workshops with the main topic of student participation at management of Student Services and institutions of higher education took place. As an outcome of this visit, a "association des étudiants Tunesien" was founded. In 2012 a visit of this association to Bochum is planned.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

by bringing in our projects into the actions of the national network, s. answer above.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are convinced, that the Anna Lindh Foundation offers us the perfect network for further projects in this field, bringing in our projects of cultural and political participation of tunesian students into a larger field of actors, working on a dialog between european and mediterranean cultures.

Contact (1) Full Name
Peter van Dyk
Job Title
Pressestelle
Head of the organisation
Jörg Lüken
Contact (2) Full Name
Heiko Jansen
Job Title (2)
Internationales

Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V. (ASF)

National Network
Germany
Address

Auguststr. 80
10117 Berlin
Germany

Telephone
0049 30 283 95 184
Fax
0049 30 283 95 135
E-Mail
asf@asf-ev.de
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1958
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Youth and education
General Information
Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V. (ASF) is a European level non-governmental volunteer organisation with approx. 50 (full- and part-time) employees, 830 members and branches in several European countries. ASF was founded in 1958 by Christians seeking to confront the era of National Socialism in German history. Since then more than thousand of young volunteers have been involved in our work towards international and intercultural reconciliation. The yearly costs of our work amount to about 3,8 Mio. Euro. We finance our work mostly with donations, church collections and members fees, but also with church and public funds, EU subsidies, grants from fundations and other proceeds. We work in a network of partner organisations in 13 European and non-European countries. We cooperate with diverse partners from the fields of historical and political education, social work, with memorial sites and human rights organisations.
Mission and Objectives

Our goal is to raise awareness of the consequences of National Socialist crimes and take a stand against current forms of anti-Semitism, racism and monirity-group discrimination. Our international long- and short-term volunteer programmes as well as our educational work offer an opportunity for young people to learn about history, other cultures and societies and about themselves. They provide chances to experience and accept different patterns of thought and behaviour. The programmes help the volunteers to fight racism and anti-semitism and to commit themselves to the creation of a more tolerant, just and peaceful world.

Main Projects / Activities

Our main activities are: - long-term voluntary services in Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA - short-term voluntary services in Israel - international summer camps in various countries - two-week internships in Israel, Poland and USA for job trainees - educational trips to Belarus, Israel and Ukraine - Educational work (e.g. seminars, public events, publications, etc.)

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We bring years of experience in the fields of educational, historical and political voluntary work and a solid network of various partnerships in European and non-European countries.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are very interested on expanding our work in the EUROMED-countries. Being a member in the ALF Network could help us find possible partners for our future projects.

Contact (1) Full Name
Elisabeth Raiser
Head of the organisation
Elisabeth Raiser
Contact (2) Full Name
Hans Hagen

Alba Kultur

National Network
Germany
Address

Zwirnerstr. 26
Köln
Germany

Telephone
+49.(0)221.813211
Telephone (other)
+49.(0)221.811053
Fax
+49.(0)221.811053
E-Mail
birgit@albakultur.de
Organisation Type
Private Company
Year of Establishment
1989
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information
Private organisation with a head and five freelance in the office for permanent fields of activity. On demand several freelance working for temporary projects. Budgets are depending on projects. Our funding-structure is based on public sponsorship for projects and on commercial receipts (arts management, publishing/ edition, consulting). As a world wide management alba Kultur is representing some very talented, outstanding extra-european artists. We are also working as consultants of global music for international, national and regional NGOs in the field of culture, with international and local public institutions and organisations in arts. Last but not least we develop formats for festivals and concert series for diverse partners and locations.
Mission and Objectives

We are providing full-service project management, including consulting, concept development, artist booking, organization and production, media promotion and policy making. Our work is a practical contribution to the implementation of the UNESCO Declaration on Cultural Diversity.

Main Projects / Activities

Consulting:
alba KULTUR is working as consultant for global music for international, national and regional NGOs (festivals, art conventions, media, development institutions, religious institutions, editions, labels, venues, networks for performing art, artists etc.), with international and local public institutions and organisations (arts councils, ministries of culture, art schools and music academies etc.)
Birgit Ellinghaus had been a jury member of BabelMedMusic in Marseille/ France in 2011 and 2012. Since 2012 she is curator for the world music series of the Foundation Berlin Philharmonics. She is mentor for Cultural Management programs for Central Asia, SouthEastern Europe, Africa and South East Asia for institution such as Goethe Institut, Robert Bosch Foundation, Boreo World Music Forum. Since 2009 Birgit Ellinghaus is appointed member of the national advisory committee „Contact Point Diversity of Cultural Expressions” to the national expert committee for culture of the German UNESCO commission. Since 2013 she is appointed as extraordinary member of “Institut for World Music and Transcultural Music Studies IWTM” of “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”/ Germany 
 

Research:
alba KULTUR designed and conducted the first research of the german world music scene, published in  "EuroWorldBook" by IRMA / France (2010). This project had been followed by the research and mapping of cultral diversity in global music in Germany for the online plattform www.globale-musik.de in the behalf of  "Deutsches Musikinformationszentrum MIZ in collaboration with the Council of Music in North-Rhein-Westfalia" (2011 - 2013).
Research about situation of artist mobility and visa issues in collaboration with FREEMUSE/ Denmark (2008) and followed by the research to “Visa Code 2009” for german UNESCO and contibution to the online plattform www.touring-artists.info for the section “visa” in 2013.
alba KULTUR has designed and conducted the research “creole – Award for world music from Germany” in collaboration with Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln/ Germany (2007. alba KULTUR designed and produced the Int. Conference on the Future of Global Music in North-Rhein-Westfalia “Globalflux” 2010 www.globalflux.de
 

Promotor of concerts and special events:
Since the year 2000 alba KULTUR is the head of the North-Rhine-Westphalian network „Klangkosmos Weltmusik“ www.klangkosmos-nrw.de of more than 30 cities: Since we coordinated more than 1.500 concerts with 130 bands from five continents. The project’s task is to enable systematic, nationwide and sustainable debates about musical diversity through music of the world; to organize acoustic live concerts, cultural encounters, lectures and workshops with musicians to present their complex musical traditions; to create a common platform for international dialogue in culture and personal exchange of musicians with the audience - regardless of nationality, religion, or socio-cultural generation context; to provide qualified and easy accessible information about music of the world; to enable an insight view in different cultures and the understanding of social functions of music; to open debate on historical, geographical, religious and political meanings of music in the today’s world.
alba KULTUR produced the networking project of six cities in the Rhein-Ruhr area focusing on music of migrants from Turkey living in this region: “Music of the Imaginary Turkey”.
alba KULTUR produced festivals in collaboration with city councils like “Kemnade International 2001” (first german festival for music from Turkey and the turkish diaspora in Europe) in Bochum, “Musica Sacra - Klangkosmos Islam” 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 in Paderborn, “creole night” for Musiktrienale Köln 2011 - and many more.
alba KULTUR developed and produced the first edition of “creole – Award for world music from Germany”, regional edition for North Rhine Westphalia in Dortmund 2006 and 2008 as well as the first national edition of “creole 2007”.
The work of alba Kultur is a practical contribution to the implementation of the UNESCO "Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions" in Germany.
 

Contact (1) Full Name
Birgit Ellinghaus
Head of the organisation
Birgit Ellinghaus

ALF activities in the framework of the German EU Presidency

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In the framework of the German EU Presidency and on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, several events took place on 2nd December 2020: The Launch of the Intercultural Trends Survey and the Public Policy Forum on Youth and Civil Society in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with the participation of Caroline Robertson-von Trotha as one of the panelists. The activities were organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation in partnership with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Goethe Institute and ZAK as Heads of the ALF German Civil Society Network, and Deutsche Welle as main media partner.

If you missed the events, you can watch the recordings of the Launch of the Intercultural Trends Survey and the Public Policy Forum on YouTube.

Allemagne

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Depuis Mars 2012, le ZAK, en collaboration avec l'Institut Goethe, coordonne le réseau allemand de la Fondation Anna-Lindh ainsi que l'action commune, une collaboration, une série d'événements dans toute l'Allemagne du réseau avec le sujet «Migration et vol".

À propos de l’Institut Goethe:

C'est une organisation culturelle à but non lucratif travaillant à l’échelle internationale pour le compte de la République Fédérale allemande et avec le soutien de celle-ci. L’Institut est également le Chef de File du Réseau National allemand de la Fondation Anna Lindh. Sa mission principale est la promotion de la langue allemande à l’étranger, de l’image du pays dans son ensemble, et d’encourager la coopération culturelle internationale comme moyen de diffuser des informations sur la culture, la société et la politique allemandes, en créant et en soutenant des évènements et échanges culturels et en proposant des formations adaptées.

À propos de ZAK | Le Centre pour les études culturelles et général:

Le ZAK | Le Centre pour les études culturelles et le général est un établissement central de l'Institut de technologie de Karlsruhe (KIT). ZAK participe à la réflexion scientifique et la mise en forme de l'évolution de la société et la culture. Principaux domaines de recherche sont les suivants: l'enseignement interdisciplinaire et des études d'intégration, d'internationalisation et de la mondialisation, le travail d'équipe et les compétences de leadership dans les projets interculturels et d'intégration urbaine des groupes d'immigrants à l'échelle européenne.