“Promoting diversity and participation – a French-German Network for the exchange of best practice examples on the regional and local level”
Following the riots in France in 2005 as well as the controversy surrounding the Rütli school in Berlin/Neukölln, the network “Promoting integration and equal opportunities” was founded in 2006 by the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) and the Foundation Genshagen.
The Network sees itself as a social point of reference for the structural themes of inequality and discrimination against young people.
It has set itself the following goals:
The number and quality of Franco-German projects brought to life thanks to the Network clearly show the extent of its influence.
Since 2012, the Network has shifted its focus to promote diversity and participation.
Diversity: because the society that we strive for is peaceful in its variety and without fear of otherness; the network’s members are thereby initiators of national and international solidarity.
Participation: so that the young people we work with may not only realize their own potential today but may also, through their social involvement, take charge of the shaping of tomorrow.
In accordance with the subsidiarity principle to which the FGYO is bound, the CFB has been in charge of the Network coordination since 2012. The 7th Network meeting took place in the CFB’s premises. (See documentation in French or German.) The FGYO continues to be involved in terms of content and funding.
diversite1The Network’s activities are divided into several work groups:
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