glokal e.V. – critical education and consulting

glokal e.V.
is a Berlin-based association for critical educational work and consulting. We have been active in youth and adult education and consulting for organizations/institutions/associations/groups and initiatives since 2006. With our work, we want to sensitize people to global and inner-societal power relations and empower people to contribute to the dismantling of these power relations.
On this website you will find information about our consulting and educational services for organizations, initiatives, multipliers, teachers, youth groups and school classes, as well as information about our projects and publications. If you are interested in our offers, please contact us[here].


* June – Oct. 2023: 4-module online qualification series: At eye level? Decolonial cooperation in project work with “partners” in African countries
Qualification series for activists in development policy organizations, initiatives, migrant self-organizations and for all those who work for global justice.

The project work with African “partners” is built on a very unequal basis. Funds and specifications come from Germany and often people from Germany are deployed in the partner countries, although they lack knowledge about the local structures. But racisms and other power relations are also (unconsciously) reproduced in direct cooperation. Dealing with this reproduction is a comprehensive process. It starts with self-reflection on the one hand and self-empowerment against these conditions on the other. The structures in which the projects take place must change. Nevertheless, decolonial “partnership work” is a first possible building block for this long-term change. Therefore, we offer a qualification series on power- and racism-critical confrontation in the so-called partnership work with African countries. Four webinars teach necessary skills for racism- and power-sensitive collaboration. More information and registration here.

* glokal calendar with 23 inspirations for 2023: Follow us on facebook or twitter(@glokal_eV)!

* glokal project: KlimaDeSol – climate decolonial and solidarity: project folder published
Climate decolonial and solidary (KlimaDeSol) is the name of the project of glokal e.V., which started in 2020 and is now coming to an end. Our goal is to give impulses to the Berlin climate movement for a democratic, decolonial and solidary movement for climate justice. You can find more information here.

* New glokal training with the topic of decolonial, feminist public relations work on global (in)justice
The project sprache.macht.bilder is a qualification series for active people in development policy organizations or initiatives as well as for all those who are committed to topics of global (in)justice and want to design their public relations work in a discrimination-sensitive way. [More …]

* Launch of the digital city maps in the glokal project Global Erinnern on 26.08.2022 at documenta15/Kassel
Initiated by our friend and colleague Doğan Akhanlı, who passed away in 2021, we have been working on a transnational culture of remembrance in the Global Remembering project since 2020. Now we have created digital city maps of local-global interconnections of the Global North and South, East and West in Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt, Kassel and Cologne. You can find them here.
In each city there are historical events, thematic tours and people related to global history: Strikes of migrant workers; sites of African organizing in Europe; people who were active in the international resistance against fascism. Some places were central to emigration from Europe, others played(d) an important role in global economic relations then and now. Traces of German colonialism, National Socialism and right-wing extremist violence can also be traced on the maps. You can also find more about the project

We celebrate the launch of the Global Remember Card (flyer HERE) in the context of documenta15 in Kassel. After the launch, we’ll celebrate with snacks and drinks. You are cordially invited!

When: Friday, August 26, 2022, 18:00-20:00
Where: ak/WH22, Werner-Hilpert-Str. 22, 34117 Kassel

* glokal project on educational work critical of anti-Semitism
glokal links educational work critical of racism and anti-Semitism: In our project we expand the portfolio of our timeline method and the eLearning tool “connecting the dots”. In doing so, 30 quotes and resolutions are added to our timeline method. As usual in the timeline method, we work with reproductive as well as resistive sources in order to show anti-Semitic ruptures and continuities of the last 21 centuries. At the same time, the method is well-suited for a hands-on treatment of various forms and aspects of anti-Semitism in the present. The new module is available in three languages (German, English, Arabic) and can be booked now. Soon it will also be available on our website, as well as digitally on the eLearning tool connecting the dots page.

* Further training for actors with decision-making functions from migrant communities.
and established organizations, institutions and initiatives from November 2020 – May 2021.
When are collaborations successful? In the further training of the BAKD Bundesakademie für Kirche und Diakonie, glokal e.V and Refugee Strike Bochum, conditions for a cooperative partnership are analyzed and possibilities for clarifying the mission are developed, which do justice to the different organizational degrees and cultures. Read more here.

*Decolonial Global History: In May 2020, we began a new project on local global history. More info here.

*Qualification series: project on anti-racism and decolonization in organizations from September to November 2020. Read more here.

*COVID-19: All our offers in the form of conferences, workshops, trainings in the projects Global Remembering and KlimaDeSol have been prepared and designed in the past months in a comprehensive and participant-centered way. The content framework and objectives remain the same, but we will adapt the timeline to current conditions. Read more here.

* Declaration of glokal on Hanau. Our statement on the racist murders in Hanau can be found here.

* Symposium 2020: Cooperation between refugees and welcome initiatives
On Friday, April 24, 2020, glokal e.V invites you to a symposium on the topic of “Cooperation between refugees and welcome initiatives”. The aim of our symposium is to reflect on our glocal project “For a welcome without paternalism” and to look back on the total of three qualification series from 2018-2020. From this experience, we want to explore the question: How can a non-paternalisitic and discrimination-sensitive cooperation succeed and which hurdles must and should be overcome? You can find more information here.

* glokal exhibition WirStimmen!
from November 1-28, 2019, the glokal exhibition took place at the August-Bebel-Institut in Berlin Wedding. The goal of the glokal exhibition is to show the interconnectedness of historically grown, postcolonial power and domination relations, as well as to present networks and actors of resistance and liberation. More information and the accompanying program can be found here. More about the project can be found here, a report on the vernissage can be read here.

* We bought our house!
Info and background information about our office project house at Lausitzer Str. 10 in Berlin-Kreuzberg can be found on facebook and on the website Forever Lause.