Enabling Mutual Learning

Inspiration. Encounter. Solutions

In Berlin we invite to public discussions and dialogue cafés. In addition, we realise Europe-wide educational projects on current socio-political topics with partner organisations in the EU (Erasmus+). We also publish essays, documentations and educational materials. We are not affiliated with any political party and are open to people of different opinions and backgrounds. We base our work on the humanistic educational ideal of Wilhelm von Humboldt: "To transform as much of the world as possible into one's own person is life in the higher sense of the word." Find out more about our projects and join us.

Fresh-up Economics

How is money created? Do we need growth? Why are there crises? What does it mean to organise an economy which runs socially and ecologically? Colleagues from seven countries are developing a multilingual learning platform to enhance citizens’ economic literacy.

Climate Change

Extreme weather, melting polar ice caps, dry and hot summers even in Central Europe: climate change is manifesting itself in many ways. Colleages from four EU countries exchange on good practises to raise awareness of ecological issues and develop a MOOC.

Digital Maturity

History of digitalisation, big data, artificial intelligence, cyberbullying and more: Project to empower citizens and discuss technical as well as social aspects of digitalisation and how they should be regulated by politics.

Talk without Show

Brexit, migration politics, Euro zone crisis, peace in the wider Europe, “1989” and women: public discussion events on current topics of society, economy and politics. Invited guests talk to interested citizens and vice versa.

no gender gap

Robots, whether for care or as military drones, are mostly programmed by men, as women are clearly underrepresented in the rapidly growing robotics market. Project to encourage women to engage in technology.

Perceptions of History

The power of the past and the future of Europe: Adult educators focus on topics and taboos in the history of Finland, France, Germany, Poland and Spain and exchange methods of democratic historical-political education.

Upskilling 45+

Work, housing and social contacts are fundamental to social integration. Cooperation to make knowledge and skills visible and to develop the digital skills of people 45+ with migration experience.

1001 WORD

Get to know people, laugh, play, speak freely in a friendly atmosphere. The topics determine the ones that are there. Every last Monday of the month at the fringe of Berlin, near the S-Bahn station Ahrensfelde.

About us

The weltgewandt ("open to the world") Institute for Intercultural Political Education invites you to discover the worlds on your doorstep, close surrounding and far away – and to benefit from them. weltgewandt has education to offer. Not in the sense of schooling, but rather as a stimulus for independent thought. And not as ‘classical’ teaching either, as is often the case in school, but by means of creative methods. Adequate information is nevertheless ensured. The focus of attention will be placed on multiple perspectives and discussion, empowerment and the stimulation of contact as well as encounter. Subject areas that are given preferential treatment are: the economy and social issues, diversity and integration, and the culture of remembrance. weltgewandt’s offers address people of all social and cultural backgrounds. We would like to encourage the release of creative energy and the discovery of a sense of self-efficacy, whilst advocating democracy, fairness, freedom, tolerance and human rights. Our projects are financed by the European Union and the Federal State of Berlin.

'Big issues' under discussion


Information about our activities and relevant aspects of social, (inter)cultural and political education


An overview of our unique and regular events, workshops and seminars.


Treatises, interviews, methodical suggestions and documentations