When our organisation was founded in 2007, a group of researchers agreed that results should not just be produced for the drawers of the donors but should lead to activism and social change. This was the birth of our core believe: Let’s do something, then we still can talk about it later.
Acting means for us to create spaces of dialogue, where change can be negotiated between the local actors. Intercultural Dialogue and diversity are for us important fields, where we want to help to create those spaces. Border Studies and Peacebuilding are further domains. We work in neighbourhoods to help inhabitants to help themselves. We explore new ways of civic education and embed the principles of co-ownership and co-creation into policy making and participatory processes.
Still, we prefer an interdisciplinary perspective and focus on urban and rural areas. As all experiences help us to improve activism and strengthening the impact.
Teaching, researching, and doing activism are important for us.
We welcome you to explore how we ACT