"Aktionswochenende", 27-29 January 2017, Berlin
We hosted an "Aktionswochenende" or "action weekend" – from the 27th to 29th of January, 2017, in Berlin – in order to develop concrete ideas on what all of us, as citizens, can do to address the worrying rise in and political space given to populist, fascist, racist, sexist and partially anti-democratic movements in the US, UK, Germany and other European countries.
For the weekend, we brought together a diverse bunch of people from a range of different backgrounds - including academics, professionals and politicians - who are united in their commitment to engage with these developments to dedicate a weekend to, initially, understanding, through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, what is behind the growing appeal of populism, and then determining what all of us can do. Our objective was to develop concrete, actionable and ideally scalable initiatives - and at least three distinct new initiatives as well as a lot of support for existing initiatives have grown out of the weekend!
If you're interested in finding out more about our conclusions from the weekend, write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright: Photos by Alessia Brügel, Graphic Records by Romy Blümel (Make EU Great Again); Doris Freigofas (Make Democracy Great Again); Kati Szilágyi (Are We Spoiled)