… with a Berlin touch. In each of the multi-year projects, colleagues and learners from five to six countries work together. Together they develop products (online courses, exhibitions, etc.), meet for workshops to test the material they have developed and share their knowledge and methods. In this way, they continue their education and broaden their horizons. The results of the co-operations are incorporated into the work of weltgewandt e.V. on site. In some projects, people “like you and me” can now go on trips and experience European encounters in other parts of Europe. But also in Berlin, when weltgewandt welcomes guests.
How is money created? Why are there crises? What can be done about inequality? Is growth absolutely necessary? With partners from six countries, weltgewandt e.V. elaborated free courses on these and other questions. You can find them on our learning platform.
What is inflation, what is deflation? What does a central bank (not) do? What does "Future 4.0" mean? The project is aimed at trainers and provides topics and methods of economic and political education. The project has been recognised as an example of good practice.
Co-operation on topics and taboos in the history of Germany, Finland, France, Poland and Spain as well as methods of democracy-sensitive historical and political education. The topics are discussed from a European perspective and using current developments as examples.
Project to raise awareness of ecological issues. The aim was to contribute to "change this change" and work towards socio-ecological change. The result is a free online course on various current and controversial aspects of the destruction and development of nature. Sign up - and discover!
Arriving, coping: with war experiences, culture shock and practical hurdles. Exchange with colleagues from transit and host countries. The aim is to help break down fears of contact between long-time residents and newcomers.
...in vocational education and training: Modules and methodological suggestions for supporting young refugees in vocational education and training. Topics include: Non-violent communication.
How can you spark interest in going to a museum? What should museums do so that visitors recognise them as their own space? Nine museums and NGOs from five countries addressed these and other questions.
...THE LOW-SKILLED. People learn differently. Some are faster, others are more imaginative. Some have no degrees. They all have skills. And they can all develop them further - encouraged by adult educators.
People who have migrated from other countries and are older than 45 find it more difficult to find work. Materials have been developed to make knowledge and skills more visible and to promote digital skills.
Projects in Berlin
weltgewandt realises educational projects lasting several months in Berlin-Marzahn. They can increasingly be combined with the European activities. weltgewandt also organises workshop series (e.g. on financial literacy, meetings on “communication in the neighbourhood”), exhibition openings and discussions in the “TALK OHNE SHOW” series. The latter took place on memories of “1989”, the unification process of the 1990s, a policy of détente with Russia (2016, 2019), the digital euro, the Thirty Years’ War and the long road to peace and other topics.
Going to the museum alone? Not so much. Together with others? Oh, yes! We went to the Puppet Theatre Museum and the German Historical Museum together. The highlight was the Long Night of Museums. The explorations were documented in an exhibition at the Marie Women's Centre.
weltgewandt has realised three one-year theatre projects since 2017 and integrates independent theatre into individual European collaborations. The participants bring their experiences to the stage. They playfully try out solutions and alternatives, strengthen their self-expression and experience belonging to a group.
Learning languages beyond lessons and exam pressure - in conversation. weltgewandt has been organising language cafés since 2017. From 2019-2021 they were called TheatreCafé, since 2022 DIALOGUE-Café. This reflects the approach of incorporating communication exercises from theatre work. The cafés are a forum for new and old Berliners to engage in dialogue.
Newcomers from a distant country come into contact with long-time residents. They receive information, learn to understand cultural customs, speak German and are supported in finding a career. The path to integration may be a rocky one, but it is easier if there is someone there to answer questions, share joys and help with needs.
Series of workshops on the Talent Compass with residents of an accommodation centre in Wandlitz. The focus was on activities, interests, career aspirations and training requirements. Also: Meeting immigrants in Marzahn with those in Wandlitz and a hike to Liepnitzsee.
Left by the wayside – 2020
It all began with an exhibition. The photographer P. Liguori from Rome had discovered the Marzahn housing estate and recognised structural similarities to Rome-Corviale. Explorations of both neighbourhoods resulted in the exhibition “IMPASSE. Berlin-Rome, Urban Fringe at the Crossroads”, which was shown in Marzahn and Rome. One fine day in January 2019, he was back in Marzahn and lamented the rise of nationalist tendencies in Italy in a conversation. There needed to be more youth encounters, on a larger scale. So weltgewandt came up with two projects: It invited him and the organisation CORVIALE DOMANI to take part in a project on climate change. This was realised. Not as a youth exchange, but as a two-year Erasmus+ project for adult education. The other was the citizens’ meeting “Solidarity is the tenderness of peoples“. This was developed in consultation with other stakeholders in Marzahn. weltgewandt submitted the application and received funding approval from the Europe for Citizens programme. This was to be accompanied by the workshop series “From the brilliant idea to the crowning finale. Introduction to project management and public relations” (funded by the Local Social Capital programme). But then came Corona… More on this page.