On Saturday, 22.12.2018, the second workshop of our project “From Almanya to Germany” took place in the Pöge-Haus in Leipzig.
To start, the speaker gave insight into modern German history and the political system in Germany. Subsequently, the political life and German parties were discussed. As part of this, a participant discussed his own experience as a party member in congress and his ability to vote. These experiences served as a very positive example of political participation.
The question was then asked as to whether refugees can be active in politics and, if so, how. As a basis for this discussion, all participants completed a questionnaire. With this they were able to question: Do I have interest in politics? Why or why not? What does political participation mean for me? How well do I know about Germany’s political system? Two participants admitted that they had no idea of German parties before the workshop and were thankful for this new knowledge.
Subsequently, the group talked about the German constitution and the role of civil society in politics. Here we brainstormed how each of us could get involved with the community and politics. For this, different options were listed and shared in the group, such as membership in clubs or social groups and parties. The participation in activities of DOZ e.V. was also part of the political participation of the participants.
While the adults were discussing political issues in the workshop, the children of the participants in the adjoining room played under the supervision of childminders.
Our upcoming events in January 2019:
10.00 – 14.00
|Life in Germany Intercultural Workshop – 3|
10.00 – 14.00
|Life in Germany Intercultural Workshop – 4|
These workshops are free of charge. Childcare is available upon request.
For Registration and Inquiries:
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone/Whatsapp at 0157-31142909.