Mission Statement and Statutes
The non-profit association Miteinander - Netzwerk für Demokratie und Weltoffenheit in Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. (Together - Network for Democracy and Cosmopolitanism in Saxony-Anhalt) is committed to an open, plural and democratic society in Saxony-Anhalt and beyond. We work against racism, anti-Semitism and all other forms of group-based hostility towards people that lead to discrimination, exclusion and violence. We are particularly concerned with strengthening democratic actors in civil society and non-right-wing youth, as well as supporting victims of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence.
We are active in the fields of analysis, counseling, support and (youth) education with the aim of contributing to the strengthening of democratic culture in Saxony-Anhalt. The special quality of our work lies in the fact that we use a broad spectrum of methods and consulting services to develop offers that are tailored to specific problem situations. Both young people and adults benefit from our educational and counseling services. The association is engaged in youth and adult education, community work, counseling of civil society and municipal actors as well as partisan victim counseling.
- Pushing back right-wing extremism
- Reduction of everyday racism and other forms of group-based hostility towards people
- Support for victims of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence
- Activation and strengthening of local democratic actors
- Strengthening and supporting civil society structures
- Promotion of democratic and cosmopolitan youth cultures
- Promotion of democracy as an active and creative principle
- Participation of young people
- Integration of refugees and migrants
- Promotion of intercultural competence
Fields of work
Analysis and information. Successful confrontation with right-wing extremism and hostility to democracy requires knowledge about the ideology, structures and activities of the extreme right, as well as about social discourse in the field. To this end, we offer professional expertise and information for politics, administration and the public.
Education and networking. Democracy needs a committed and competent civil society. We impart knowledge, insights and skills in the confrontation with anti-democratic attitudes and contempt for humanity. With further education, workshops and project days, we are available to professionals in youth welfare and young people for a variety of questions in our subject areas. At the same time, we bring people together for professional exchange and are a committed partner of numerous committees and networks with our experience.
Advice and accompaniment. We promote commitment to a democratic everyday culture. We support local actors and work with them to develop strategies for dealing with right-wing extremism. We support victims of right-wing violence and intervene when victims feel abandoned. We document the extent of right-wing violence and promote local solidarity.
Intervention and prevention. We raise awareness of the challenges of right-wing extremism in everyday life and of radicalization processes. We support and strengthen preventive and interventional measures to deal with radicalization in local hot spots. The focus here is on precarious social spaces as well as the penal system and its environment.
Statutes of the association Together - Network for Democracy and Cosmopolitanism in Saxony-Anhalt e. V.,
- decided on 26.05.1999,
- amended 04.12.2000,
- amended on 29.05.2001,
- amended on 30.05.2005,
- amended 15.06.2016,
- last modified on 05.12.2019.
Entry in the register of associations
- Register court: Local court Stendal
- Registration number: VR 11565
Miteinander e.V. is recognised as an independent youth welfare organisation in the state of Saxony-Anhalt according to § 75 KJHG.