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Refugee Open Cities

Refugee Open Cities Refugee Open Cities (ROC21) aims to turn emergency shelters into thriving environments. It begins in Berlin: In the midst of Berlin-Neukölln approximately 600 refugees live on four vast floors in an abandoned warehouse. Together with the inhabitants of the emergency shelter, Refugee Open Cities redesigns and reshapes a full floor of the warehouse according to inhabitants’ needs and wishes. Based on the layout of a village, a central market place for public events, spaces for leisure and work, as well as safe zones for kids and sport activities have been set up. Refugee Open Cities eventually takes the Berlin experience to other places to implement its best practices elsewhere. politglott is supporting Refugee Open Cities as one of its partners.

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Supporting voluntary engagement

Kampagnenmotiv zur Sammlung von Ideen für bedarfsorientiertes ehrenamtliches Engagement, Bild: (c) Forum Ehrenamt
All politics is local: Social processes always have a local dimension. This is why many citizens are particularly interested in shaping such processes where they live. They are regularly supported by local agencies that encourage voluntary work. As one of fifty towns labelled “Engagierte Stadt” in Germany, Königswinter also benefits from the activities of the local Forum Ehrenamt, stimulating voluntary engagement and establishing it as a central pillar of local life. Based in the same district, we support Forum Ehrenamt in planning processes and moderate dialogues in order to strengthen voluntary engagement at home.

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Trainings

Trainings
Training mit marokkanischen Ratsmitgliedern, Bild: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Training with Moroccan councillors, Picture: (c) Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Social engagement can be learned. Our trainings enable to actively participate in society and politics. They are designed to meet the needs of participants. Based on this tailor-made approach, our trainings aim at immediate applicability.

We particularly strengthen strategy and planning competences. We apply acitvating methods in order to consequently include reflections on concrete transfers to practice in our trainings. We develop trainings for civil society and politics.

Our experience:

  • processes of citizen participation
  • strengthening civil society
  • decentralisation and local politics
  • preparation and implementation of electoral campaigns

 

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