Partners

Kreisau Initiative Berlin e.V. was founded in in 1990. Its mission is to support the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe in Poland ideally and materially, while also being the German contact office to the Polish Foundation. Through its projects, the Kreisau-Initiative aims to bring youths from all over Europe and other parts of the world together in order to foster dialogue and inter-cultural communication. Other objectives of the organisation include building up a European platform for exchange of knowledge and improvement of understanding of the functions and politics of EU institutions, while spreading EU values and goals, stimulating active youth participation in civil society projects and engagement in political decision-making processes and creating networks between schools, academia, governmental and non-governmental organizations and EU-institutions.

The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe initiates and promotes activities that develop peaceful relationships between nations, social groups, and individuals. The Foundation applies social concepts developed by the World War II German resistance group, the Kreisau Circle, by advancing European mutual understanding.

The Foundation runs four main programs: The International Youth Meeting Centre, The Historic Site, The European Academy, and The Conference Centre. The Foundation has the goal of establishing an ecological farming project.

The work of the International Youth Meeting Centre (IYMC) is at the heart of the foundation's activities. The IYMC organizes programmes and seminars for young people from Eastern and Western Europe throughout the year. The programmes address a broad palette of topics: Europe, multi-cultural art, the environment, history of resistance against totalitarian systems, and intergenerational encounters. Working together in these projects makes it possible for participants to replace nationalistic and cultural stereotypes with curiosity, trust, acceptance, and willingness to engage in dialogue.

Antikomplex is a Czech NGO that tries to open the discussion about Sudetland in Czech society. The most famous and still running project is a photo exhibition and book "Lost Sudetland". By comparing the pictures of same places in 1930s and nowadays we want to open the discussion about this biggest hate crime in Czech society. At present we also work on a project of educational TV series "Balloner Kráčmera".

 

Amicii Naturii is a non-governmental organization founded 2002 in Tirgu Mures, Romania. Its main objectives are: promotion of a healthy, tolerant and civilized lifestyle, in order to harmonize the relationship between man and nature. The organization is also responsible for: the defence of democratic values and constitutional liberties and creating the necessary conditions for the free participation in community activities for people, regardless of their social status.
The association organized in the period 2002-2008 the project "Jugendkultursommer", in cooperation with the organization "Naturfreundejugend Sachsen”, but also a variety of summer camps with a thematic orientation, especially for young people with disadvantaged social background. The main ambition is always to preserve a multi-cultural character of the encounters.


SOS Children’s Villages

The SOS-Children’s Villages work for children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. They give these children the opportunity to build lasting relationships within a family. The family approach in the SOS Children's Village is based on four principles: Each child needs a mother, and grows up most naturally with brothers and sisters, in their own house, within a supportive village environment.

The SOS Children’s Villages enable children to live according to their own culture and religion, and to be active members of the community. Children are being helped to recognise and express their individual abilities, interests and talents.

SOS Wioski Dziecięce, Poland
SOS dětské vesničky, Czech Republic

SOS Satelocoiilor, Romania

Heimverbund in der Märkischen Schweiz offers disadvantaged girls and boys different forms of living facilities and social care. Its pedagogical concept includes anti-violence, conflict management and de-escalation trainings for young people.