Sophia Bickhardt, Director

Coordinator and trainer of local and European projects

Social scientist; lecturer, trainer and project coordinator since 2004; cooperation with Arbeit und Leben e.V., socio-cultural centres in Berlin, Berlin’ State Agency for Civic Education 2004-2016, Federal Agency for Civic Education; European educational projects (PLL, Erasmus+) since 2008

Beate Briest, Trainer

Trainer of local intercultural and European projects

Business economist, manager of European educational projects (Youth in Action, PLL), individual coaching of migrants and newcomers, cooperation in intercultural projects (“welcome culture”, Erasmus+)


Ingrid Hohenleitner, Project manager

Project developer and trainer in intercultural European cooperations

Economist with focus on labour market and social policy, active in the social and artistic field, e.g. individual case support, work with refugees, development of social arts projects

Monika Stemmer, Trainer

Trainer in European projects on economic literacy

Jurist, artist

Friedemann Wiese, Project manager and trainer

European projects on integration and migration

Social and cultural anthropologist (MA), political scientist and psychologist (BA), focus on social inequality, social movements, social change

Peter Zaunigk, Project manager

Public relations, website administration

Management assistant for office communication, involved in European projects (PLL, Erasmus+), developer of brain-compatible teaching and learning materials

Ulrike Schuhose, Project manager and trainer

Diplom in Arts management and cultural work, focus on cultural education, climate change, women and society’s perspectives

Ulrich Balling, Project manager

Public relations, website administration

Studied linguistics and computer science, active in projects on economic education (Erasmus+)

Gesa Schaffrath, Project manager

Public relations and social media

Studied cultural and social sciences (BA), with a focus on cultural theory and analysis.

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