Past projects

‘What are you posting?’ Online civic education with young Muslims

‘What are you posting? Civic education with young Muslims online’ is a pilot project sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation. As part of this project, we take advantage of the experiences gained in the team workshops and transfer them to social networks. In this project, we develop content and civic education strategies in Web 2.0 and draw on the current issues that young Muslim-socialized individuals grapple with in their everyday lives. This project promotes and initiates reflection processes and indicates possibilities for participating in and shaping society. The project thus does its part in preempting radicalization processes, which are largely characterized by alienation and experiences of powerlessness.

Peer Education Program to Accompany the bpd Exhibition “So, what do you believe?”

The touring exhibition „What do you believe?! Muslims in Germany“ was conceived and designed by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. It travels to schools and public institutions. Over the past few years, the exhibition was shown in Berlin, Bonn, Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Dresden and Magdeburg, for example. The exhibition is geared at students from grades five and up. It features the facets of Islam and the everyday life of Muslims in Germany.

Local Institutions against Extremism

The project “Local Initiatives against Extremism” brings eight European cities together to devise prevention- and deradicalization measures at the municipal level. In doing so the project, which is run by the European Forum for Urban Security and sponsored by the EU, addresses not only forms of violent right-wing and Islamic radicalism but also football hooliganism and gang violence.

“I, we and the others” – Preventing Ideologies that Uphold Inequality among Young People”

The lesson series “I, we and the others” was commissioned by the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg (State Agency for Civic Education of Baden-Wuerttemberg) and jointly conceived. At center stage is a discussion concerning the various forms of expression when it comes to group-based misanthropy (Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit). The series is conducted by teamers who have been trained by; it combines substantive debate with exercises and techniques that are meant to get students to reflect on their own experiences, perspectives and expectations.