Political stance & practical solidarity

Initiative Awareness

In the summer of 2018, awareness-experienced people from the event sector in Leipzig joined forces in the Initiative Awareness in order to bundle their knowledge and to pass it on. The association is committed to combating sexualized violence and discrimination in the event context from an intersectional perspective. The initiative advises and supports venues in implementing awareness strategies, trains staff and awareness teams nationwide, and organizes training courses, conferences and nationwide networking days. In addition, the association takes a look beyond the event context and designs ways in which the idea of awareness can also be applied in other areas of society.

what we do

How can we create a space where diverse people with different backgrounds and experiences can feel comfortable? How can we avoid discrimination and (sexualised) violence in this context? How can we support those affected in these situations?

Whether at conferences, parties, exhibitions, demonstrations, festivals, performances or camps - at events of all kinds, many people come together to exchange ideas, have fun or be productive together. Nevertheless, visitors, organisers and artists regularly experience transgressions, discrimination and (sexualised) violence. The effects can be very diverse: from a ruined evening to long-term traumatic illnesses.

Our goal is to develop strategies to minimise (sexualised) violence and discrimination of all kinds at events and to support those affected.

  • Training and advice on developing strategies for dealing with (sexualized) violence and discrimination at events and within companies.
  • Networking and further training of awareness groups and initiatives
  • Specialist meetings, conferences and public discussions
  • Member of the Nightlife Coordination Group
  • Multiplier trainings
  • Conceptual work Awareness in schools, in sports clubs and in public spaces
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own events

The event calendar of the Awareness Initiative and its projects.

Our event calendar keeps you up to date on our round tables, network meetings, expert conferences, collegial exchange rooms and open workshops. You can also enter and view your own events on the Awareness Platform.

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offers & services

With over 10 years of experience in the field of awareness, anti-discrimination work and as event organizers, our team is ready to support you in the introduction or further development of awareness structures. We work in a stakeholder-centered and practice-oriented way. Awareness concepts are as diverse as the world of events. We tailor our consulting and training services to your individual needs.

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Here you can get in direct contact with the office and find answers about the project, funding and much, much more.

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If you are interested in a workshop then you can find here the questionnaire for a workshop.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to bildung[at]initiative-awareness.de.

You have a problem and don't know where to turn? Maybe we can help you or refer you to people in our network. We also offer supervision and are happy to accompany you as far as we can. You are also welcome to take a look at our awareness platform and the swarm can help you in word and deed.

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Are you interested in networking? Are you part of our community forum or do you want to become one? Questions, disturbances, opinions, praise and problems belong right here.

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