Name of the organization
KIgA - The Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism
KIgA Political Education for the German multicultural society
Address: KIgA e.V., Kottbusser Damm 94, 10967 Berlin
Founded in 2003/04, the Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism (KIgA), a registered non-profit organisation, was one of the first German civil society initiatives to develop education-based methods for dealing with anti-Semitism in a multicultural German society. KIga develops models for curricular and extra-curricular education tailored to the everyday reality of the young people they work with.
The primary audiences for KIgA work are young people and educators from schools and youth centers. The pedagogical work with Arabic, Turkish, and Moslem youth stands in the foreground. In developing educational concepts, it is important to continually analyze and take into proper account the day-to-day realities and attitudes of youth influenced by Islam.
Target group: young people and young adults in Berlin
Location: Berlin, Kreuzberg
Main actions: In the conflict-affected social area of a district in Berlin-Kreuzberg, KIgA accompanies local actors and works out a preventive concept with them to counter violence and radicalization processes; The project provides educational offers for peer education for young people and young adults in Berlin. The critical examination of topics such as social diversity and democratic participation, Islam and anti-Islam, religious-extremist propaganda and anti-Semitism, promotes democratic awareness and civil society involvement; A training program for multipliers provides knowledge and competences for the prevention of Islamism and makes them familiarize with the appropriate strategies for political education.
Additional Information: Official website