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Education against Discrimination

Anti-Discrimination and Empowerment in Brandenburg, Lower Silesia and Andalusia

1st January 2011 – 31st December 2012


In Brandenburg, Lower Silesia and Andalusia as well as elsewhere, migrants and other social groups experience exclusion and unequal treatment in everyday life. At the same time all three regions present different approaches in order to counteract discrimination and to empower the people affected. With the implementation of the EU Equal Treatment Directives from 2000 the anti-discrimination work in Germany, Poland and Spain has received new significance also in the public perception. Apart from the accompaniment and support of the affected people it is necessary to sensitise citizens as well as organisations and institutions for the issue of discrimination.

 Our goals

  • professional exchange regarding the approaches of anti-discrimination work and empowerment strategies that are practised in the three European partner regions
  • adjustment and establishment of the approaches within each of the partner countries
  • qualification of disseminators who are active in the field of anti-discrimination work
  • development of networking and cooperative relations between the project’s participants
  • evaluation and distribution of the project results

Implementation and offers

  • an international cycle of courses for the qualification of disseminators in the field of anti-discrimination and integration work
  • coaching and advisory service for participants
  • regional training and seminars on approaches of anti-discrimination work and empowerment strategies, e.g. for educational organisations or administrations
  • compilation of a brochure on anti-discrimination work and empowerment strategies

Our Approaches

  • we operate with different approaches from the anti-discrimination and empowerment work and apart from the horizontal approach we consider various discrimination features (e.g. ethnic origin, gender, age, disability…)
  • within our work we resort to participatory and process-orientated methods of education, which are linked to the individual’s own experiences, actions and needs.
  • the methods facilitate an active and reflective learning and are aimed at the appreciation and acceptance of diversity and equal opportunities of participation.

Who we are

Within the framework of this project we work in an international team of professionals from the RAA Brandenburg in Germany, the SZKOŁA WYŻSZA PSYCHOLOGII SPOŁECZNEJ (Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities) in Poland and the association Intercultural Life in Spain.

Team "Education against Discrimination"

The project team at the kick-off meeting (from left to right): Angela Fleischer-Wetzel, Manuela Pliżga-Jonarska, Katrin Alban, Dina Ulrich, Julia Vollmer

Education against Discrimination
RAA Brandenburg
Demokratie und Integration Brandenburg e.V.

Benzstraße 11/12
14482 Potsdam

Tel. +49 331 747 80-28
Fax +49 331 747 80 20

Julia Vollmer

RAA Niederlassung Frankfurt (Oder)

Wieckestraße 1B
15320 Frankfurt (Oder)

Tel. /Fax + 49 335 500 9663

Dina Ulrich
Projektkoordinatorin und Bildungsreferentin

Angela Fleischer-Wetzel
Projektmitarbeiterin und Regionalreferentin

RAA Niederlassung Cottbus

Friedensplatz 6
03051 Cottbus OT Gallinchen

Tel. +49 355 485 57 89
Fax +49 355 486 73 86
Axel Bremermann
Projektmitarbeiter und Regionalreferent