Germany is becoming more diverse – and Muslim life here, too, has long since become a reality. Muslims and their organizations make valuable contributions to society as a whole. Nevertheless, their presence here is still not perceived as normal, and they are faced with obstacles to expanding their involvement. At the same time, it is still the case that Muslims too often lack the necessary access and skills to actively participate in shaping societal decision-making processes.
We aim to support Muslims – as actors in civil society – in building the necessary skills, structures, and avenues of access to improve their opportunities for participation. Through their activities, they can personally help shape a differentiated public image of Islam and contribute to more successful social cohesion in our increasingly diversified society.
As a religiously neutral foundation, we promote social activities, particularly for Muslim women and young people. At the local level, we work to increase shared access and skills between Muslims and other members of the community. In addition, we generate ideas within society as a whole as well as in Muslim communities to contribute to a more differentiated image of Muslims.
Extremism has many different forms and in times of changes within society continues to be a big challenge. Many young people already get involved in our democratic society and speak out against extremism. We offer them support...
Young people get interested in political issues through a discussion process lasting several months, guided by dialog facilitators, and are supported in developing an awareness of democracy and participation in society.
Experience diversity, shape democracy. The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg encourages young people from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia to engage actively with their societies on the basis of democratic...
The TINCON stands for "teenageinternetwork convention" and is a festival for digital youth culture. For three days young people participate in workshops, talks, and events about their (not only) digital present and future.
French graduates visit kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, and high schools across Germany and raise the interest of students, teachers, and parents in French language and culture.