Showing Alternatives!


Showing Alternatives!

Main organization



Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

Sponsor/Funds programme

Showing Alternatives is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the context of the Federal Program "Living Democracy" and by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.


Youth from the 5th class


In the project "Show off alternatives!" Short films and exercises for the pedagogical practice in the field of Islam, anti-Islam, democracy and Islamism for Muslim as well as non-Muslim youths from grade 5. The films deal with current issues and conflicts in the field of the young people in their daily lives and with which they are confronted by media. They do not provide simple answers, but show a variety of views. The focus of the films and exercises is on stimulating young people to develop their own positions and options for action on topics that are important to them.

Operational context

Schools in Germany

Main activities

Production of videos on the subjects of Islam, anti-Islam, democracy and Islamism and exercises for pedagogical practice. The videos cover up-to-date questions and topics that young people deal with in everyday life and to which they find, above all, the content of salafistic actors. The search for meaning and orientation of young people is taken seriously. The goal is to promote a reflective approach to religiously based identity concepts. The videos are complemented by learning materials for school and youth work. These materials take up the topics and questions of the videos and make it possible to work with the young people in depth.


continuous; as long as teacher want to use the material