European societies are more diverse than ever: For example, one in four people living in Germany was either born in a different country or has parents who immigrated into the country. At the same time, attacks on people who are perceived as looking "different" or thinking "differently" are on the rise. In politics, racism is not penalised, but instead rewarded with better election results. Social division is increasing.
Against this background, Perspekt Initiative wants to build bridges and create more understanding between people. We now need to advocate for an open, democratic society. A society which focuses on people's dignity and equality. We believe in recognising our commonalities and questioning our preconceptions as keys to a peaceful society. We believe in fostering participation and dialogue.
Perspekt Initiative wants to achieve these aims through implementing projects in schools, corporations and associations. We offer trainings on antiracism, civil courage/rhetoric, and diversity. Our methods draw from studies in social psychology and peace and conflict research. Together, we create a vibrant, open-minded, democratic society.