Democracy Factory – Democracy in Local Communities
Our project “Democray Factory” – in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Political Education North-Rhine Westphalia – has been advocating democratic participation and capacity building since 2017. The project is set in a local and diverse community in Cologne.
Equal Care Day
The “Equal Care Day” is an initiative inviting individuals, organisations and institutions across Europe to link arms in raising awareness around the negative experiences of care givers and workers in the public and private care industries on the issue of appreciation and the unfair sharing of work loads and responsibilities. While for many years the “Equal Pay Day” has stimulated debate around unequal pay and possible solution approaches, the gender care gap with its social dislocations has barely had a look in, yet the two are inextricably bound.
Through this project, backed by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, we hope to support civic engagement and strengthen political entities, while fleshing out characteristics of European identity.
In various event formats, we seek to move away from established patterns of thinking and argumentation logic and explore new ground. We would like to hear what Europeans think. Perhaps even arouse a little love for the continent.
Communal college 2020
The communal college 2020 is a bundling of seminar offers of SGK NRW, the Willi-Eichler-Akademie e.V., the Heinz Kühn Training Institute, the Stenden Training Institute and the communal academy of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. It comprises a wide package of seminars, training courses and workshops on preparing for communal volunteering.
The “Solidarity 4.0” project aims to bring together people of different ages, from different social environments and with differing communication habits to discuss their respective understandings of solidarity.
You will become agents in a political opinion-forming process generating ideas and action approaches exploring how to organise solidarity and social security across society as a whole and create impetus for decision-making processes at the political level in the digital age.