Campaign Week EUROPE OF THE MANY: Initiatives for Democracy and Against Right-Wing Extremism

Network Event
4. June 2024 | 18:00 -
Hotel Continental – Art Space in Exile, Elsenstraße 87, 12435 Berlin

Campaign Week EUROPE OF THE MANY: Initiatives for Democracy and Against Right-Wing Extremism

An Initial Meeting for Exchanges and Networking between Art, Culture and Civil Society

Part of the Campaign Week EUROPE OF THE MANY (June 3 till June 9, 2024)

In the art and culture landscape, VIELE (THE MANY) dedicate themselves to opposing right-wing extremism and to supporting a plural society  much like the entire breadth of society. Over the course of an initial networking meeting, initiatives working in all fields will enter into conversation with each other and share their knowledge regarding possible approaches and functioning strategies for maintaining a plural, open discourse and co-existence with each other. What current challenges are the networks and organizations encountering? What methods have they developed, what is being worked on at the moment, and what campaigns and political next steps are being planned?

The initiatives that have been invited will present their diverse respective focal points of their work over the course of brief presentations and their current challenges as well as strategies for facing them. This will provide those taking part with an initial overview and will allow them to learn where and how they can become active themselves  either as a structure or as an individual actor. Following this, there will be the opportunity to speak with the initiatives over the course of an open exchange, jointly network and to make plans for further conversations, advisement sessions, and shared plans.

This interdisciplinary exchange is intended to serve to provide a current picture of the overall situation, support the transfer of knowledge, and to promote solidarity.


With För Künkel – Die Vielen e.V., Hand in Hand #Wir sind die Brandmauer, Elke Rusteberg – Omas gegen rechts (Grannies against the Right), Makda Isak and Rositsa Mahdi – Each One Teach One e.V. (EOTO), Janina Benduski – LAFT Berlin – Landesverband Freie Darstellende Künste Berlin e.V., Cesy Leonard – Radikale Töchter, Karim Khan – Mobile Beratung gegen Rechtsextremismus und Berlin gegen Nazis, Jonas Frykman – Zusammen für Demokratie and other guests.

Moderation: Sarah Stührenberg (Performing Arts Programm Berlin), Philipp Bie (Hand in Hand #Wir sind die Brandmauer)


Participation and Registration

Participation in this event is free of charge. Registration by June 3, 2024, to: netzwerktreffen [at]



Unfortunately, we cannot offer childcare for this event.

Food and Drinks

Coffee, tea and tap water will be provided during the event and there will also be fruit and cookies. We will provide a small vegan snack toward the end of the event.


Information About Accessibility


This event will take place in German spoken language. It is possible to speak to the moderators and organizers of the event in German, English or French spoken language and to ask questions.


It is recommended that public transportation or bicycles be used in order to reach the event location. There are only a few parking spaces available in the direct vicinity. There is, however, sufficient space to stop briefly with a car, e.g. a taxi. The route from the street to the auditorium where the event will take place has no steps. There are medium-sized cobblestones in front of the entrance door. These can, however, be traversed with a wheelchair. There are no railings. The double doors of the main entrance open manually and open to the outside. When both sides are open, the entrance is approximately 170 cm wide. There is an elevator. The seating within the event space is flexible, meaning that as many wheelchair places can be offered as needed. We would appreciate it if you could let us know if a wheelchair place is needed so that we can take this into consideration when configuring the seating in the auditorium. There are also five large beanbags available on-site and multiple cushions that can be used as alternative seats as well as two sofas in the lobby. The sanitary facilities are accessible and located about 20 meters from the entrance door and 4 meters from the conference room. We are at your disposal if you have any questions about accessibility and ask you to please let us know about your desires and needs so that we are able to orient ourselves more strongly to the needs of the participants.

Travel using public transportation

Bus 166, Bus 171, Bus 194, Bus M43

Contact person for any questions regarding possible barriers and accessibility:

Sarah Stührenberg, sarah.stuehrenberg [at], 030/ 20 45 979 14 (reachable via telephone on Thursdays between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm).


This networking meeting is a cooperation project between the Berlin Performing Arts Program and the initiative Hand in Hand #Wir sind die Brandmauer.


Participation in this event is free of charge. Registration by June 3, 2024 to: netzwerktreffen [at]