Skip to content
Home » about us – English » workshops (en)

workshops (en)

  • Awareness Basics for Shift Workers (3 part training)
  • Awareness for organizers and spaces
  • … Safety? Emancipatory safety!
  • Awareness Support Basics for Everyday Life
  • Awareness in queer contexts
  • Construction site and awareness / anti-sexist construction site
  • Gender diversity and awareness work
  • Establishment of an own awareness structure
  • Awareness in public space

As well as individual workshops, training sessions and seminars adapted to the needs of each group.

We differentiate the costs for workshops according to duration and context. Here we differentiate between funded & institutionalized projects/groups/initiatives, independent groups and solidarity or primarily voluntary run & or projects/groups/initiatives working without or very little amount of money.

In order to be able to offer an educational program well, we need at least 6-8 weeks time in before the date. But in any case, you can contact us, and we will see together what is possible.

e-mail to:

Awareness Support Basics for Everyday Life – Workshop length 3h

The aim of these workshops is to provide an introduction and basic knowledge of awareness work. In the workshop “Awareness Support Basics for Everyday Life” all interested people should be brought to the same level of knowledge, and together we will see where and how these basics can be applied in everyday life.

The workshop offers a first brief introduction to the topic and provides an insight into the terms and theoretical concepts that are at stake in the topic of awareness. In the course of the workshop, common terms will be explained. Among other things, the concepts of power of definition, partisanship and support work will be explained; what terms such as the ‘person causing harm’ and the ‘person affected by harm’ mean or what triggers are.

It is about a critical discussion about sexist behavior, discrimination, power of language, limiting people’s freedom as well as celebrating in solidarity. It is about questions of how we can support assaults that we witness without being experts ourselves. Or what we can do when we are affected by discrimination and/or violence.
With awareness work, we create a framework that can counteract these restrictive behaviors in an organized way and thus create a solidary, mindful space together.
On the basis of selected texts or text excerpts, we will first work out in small groups, and then all together, what these terms can mean for us in practice, in our circle of friends, at parties, in the life of clubs and associations, etc. No prior knowledge of the topic is required for the workshop.

When we talk about awareness, we often talk about creating a safe framework for a common togetherness. Yet the concept of safety is an ambivalent one. Safety is often used and thought of in the context of surveillance, control and repressive action. Safety often framed as “Security” is a term that has been widely used and coined by right-wing extremists in recent years. For us, however, borders, cameras or controls in public space are nothing that makes the city safer.
In contrast to this, we think it is important to set a conceptual counter-concept and to ask what constitutes safety and the city, what a safe city can look like. For us, security means a shared sense of well-being, care-city and togetherness. But how can we approach this other, emancipatory safety?

In the workshop, we explore the meaning of the term ” safety”, shed light on different aspects of the topic in small groups. Using practical examples such as the narrative that “the night is an unsafe place” or self-governing places are defined as “danger zones”, we consider what counter-narratives and our own examples can look like in order to convey a different approach to security. Finally, we will present each other with sketches of examples that allow for a different counter-narrative to the term.

Building up 2nd part then according to individual agreement

In the workshop, we will get a basic knowledge of awareness work. We will look at what the underlying principles are, such as consensus, power of definition, and partisanship, in order to understand what awareness-support activities are about so that they can be experienced as real and competent support. We work out which forms of violence and discrimination happen in the context of an event, and then present how an awareness team and related concepts can function and work in the context of an event. We will also discuss the steps that need to be clarified in advance with awareness teams, and what simple measures can be taken to make events and spaces more open and safer for many.

Building on this basic workshop (part 1), there is the possibility of an individual agreement for an advanced workshop (part 2) or specific advice and/or support to be able to work out and implement the concrete needs of an event or space.

This workshop is about how awareness and support structures can be realized in queer spaces and at events. This workshop is aimed at people who plan queer or FLINTA* events (events for women, lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans and agender – people), want to build awareness and support structures in queer spaces or want to make events and spaces queer-friendly.

Content of this workshop is:

  • Practice-oriented theory
  • Discussion of possible scenarios
  • Group discussions and open discussion on the following questions:
  • What barriers do queer people encounter in spaces and events?
  • What does the term FLINTA* mean and which people are included and which excluded?
  • What do queer people and queer spaces need?
  • What can awareness and support in queer and/or queer-friendly spaces look like, what needs to be considered, what is needed?

The workshop is held in English, is interactive and works with different media and methods.

Based on this there is, an individual orientation shift of 2 to 3 hours and a 5 hours scenario training/workshop part 2

This workshop is about understanding awareness and specifically awareness work, its background and principles, as well as raising awareness about different forms of transgressions, violence, and discrimination. Participants will be trained to support people with different support needs in a way that focuses on the needs of the affected person and according to the principles of awareness work.
Furthermore, initial practical knowledge and important know-how are provided on what it means (at events) to be part of an awareness structure and what minimum standards must be met. The participants will also get a first look at the understanding of the role, limits, and possibilities of awareness work and will be prepared for their first shifts in an awareness team.

The workshop is held in English, is as interactive as possible, and uses different media and methods. It is important to attend this workshop in its entirety in order to take part in further workshops and to be able to do orientation shifts!

The second part of the basic workshop deals with deepening aspects and building up practice for awareness shifts. The distinction from other forms of support is made clearer, there is more focus on how to conduct conversations and work together in a team, and self-reflection and the limits of agency to act are addressed. By means of scenario training, not only practical exercises can be done together, but also exchange on different situations and settings can take place and more can be learned about the challenges and possibilities, but also the limits of the theoretical basis of awareness work.

The workshop will be held in English, will be as interactive as possible, and will work with different media and methods. It is important to attend the entire workshop in order to complete the basic training.

Prerequisite: This workshop can only be attended after completing the first basic workshop with the associated orientation shift, or if you are already actively working in the field of awareness.