News from Social Science Works

Talking to each other: Social Science Works again organizes citizens’ dialogues

In order to strengthen democracy, we need a new discussion culture. To this end, we are creating public spaces where … Continue ReadingTalking to each other: Social Science Works again organizes citizens’ dialogues ...

Partnership for Democracy Westhavelland & Nauen supports project “Dialogue on values with new arrivals”,

    With the support of the Partnership for Democracy Westhavelland & Nauen, we are implementing a series of workshops … Continue ReadingPartnership for Democracy Westhavelland & Nauen supports project “Dialogue on values with new ...

Social Science Works released a new book: Migration Politics on the Run

Migration Policy on the Run: New arrivals’ experiences of idleness, inertia and indifference In recent years, Social Science Works has … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works released a new book: Migration Politics on the Run ...

Arjun Joshi new German Chancellor Fellow (Humboldt Foundation) at SSW

Arjun Joshi holds a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and … Continue ReadingArjun Joshi new German Chancellor Fellow (Humboldt Foundation) at SSW ...

Dr. Nargiza Nizamedinkhodjayeva new fellow at SSW

Dr. Nargiza Nizamedinkhodjayeva is a seasoned researcher with over a decade of experience in international development projects and programs. Her … Continue ReadingDr. Nargiza Nizamedinkhodjayeva new fellow at SSW ...

Yasmine Benyoussef new intern

Yasmine is a Gender and Diversity student from Tunisia, currently studying at the University of Applied Sciences Rhine-Waal in Kleve. … Continue ReadingYasmine Benyoussef new intern ...

Anthropologist Genevieve Soucek new intern at SSW

Genevieve is a predoctoral graduate student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, studying Cultural and Medical Anthropology. She obtained … Continue ReadingAnthropologist Genevieve Soucek new intern at SSW ...

The Social Science Works Podcast launched

The number and diversity of podcasts available is growing by the day. More and more people are listening to these … Continue ReadingThe Social Science Works Podcast launched ...

SSW participated in the Equality University in Torun, Poland

The Equality University, one week of learning, understanding, and growth, just ended. The Equality University was a ERASMUS+ youth training … Continue ReadingSSW participated in the Equality University in Torun, Poland ...

SSW took part in the Deliberative Democracy Days at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Social Science Works was invited to present some of our experiences with deliberation at the conference “Deliberative Democracy Days: Moving … Continue ReadingSSW took part in the Deliberative Democracy Days at the European Parliament in ...

Erasmus+ Project “Building Conclusive Societies” concluded in Belgrade

In the last days of March 2023, after two years of intensive cooperation, Agora Aveiro (Portugal) PIN – Psychosocial Innovation … Continue ReadingErasmus+ Project “Building Conclusive Societies” concluded in Belgrade ...

German Postcode Lottery supports SSW in the coaching of children and adolescents with a refugee background in Brandenburg.

The German Postcode Lottery supports Social Science Works in the coaching of four groups of children and adolescents with a … Continue ReadingGerman Postcode Lottery supports SSW in the coaching of children and adolescents with ...

Master of Fine Arts Milad Rezaei joins Social Science Works

Milad began his academic journey in sociology at an “underground” and “illegal” university called BIHE, aimed at those deprived of … Continue ReadingMaster of Fine Arts Milad Rezaei joins Social Science Works ...

German SSW delegation safely returned to Berlin from Erasmus+ training in Portugal

Building Inclusive Societies _ Erasmus+ Training in Portugal This February, Social Science Works participated in an Erasmus+ training on the … Continue ReadingGerman SSW delegation safely returned to Berlin from Erasmus+ training in Portugal ...

Children’s group from SSW visits fire department

Our children’s group in Rangsdorf took a field trip to the local fire department. The 15 children, who had been … Continue ReadingChildren’s group from SSW visits fire department ...

Lawyer Nadia Lejaille joins Social Science Works.

Nadia Lejaille is a German-French lawyer, specialized in German tax law, and project management. She worked for 4 years as … Continue ReadingLawyer Nadia Lejaille joins Social Science Works. ...

German Children’s Fund supports new project: “Strong girls in rural areas”.

Girls or women are repeatedly exposed to discrimination and disadvantage in the prevailing patriarchal structures. Especially girls with refugee experiences … Continue ReadingGerman Children’s Fund supports new project: “Strong girls in rural areas”. ...

First part of the project “Empowerment of Refugee Children” completed.

In the fall of 2022, Social Science Works conducted a project with children in Rangsdorf who live with their parents … Continue ReadingFirst part of the project “Empowerment of Refugee Children” completed. ...

Deliberation with students and citizens at the German Foreign Office to discuss the European Union

Together with 18 high school students and citizens, Social Science Works was at the German Foreign Office to discuss the … Continue ReadingDeliberation with students and citizens at the German Foreign Office to discuss the ...

SSW starts project with the Federal Foreign Office: Europe for all

Europe for all. Citizens deliberate European values. In this project, facilitated by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, citizens discuss … Continue ReadingSSW starts project with the Federal Foreign Office: Europe for all ...

Equality University continued in Potsdam

Last week, we continued the “Equality University” Project, funded by the Erasmus Plus program of the European Union. Partners in … Continue ReadingEquality University continued in Potsdam ...

SSW participated in the Equality University Project in Bulgaria

Last week, an inclusive delegation of Social Science Works participated in a conference of the “Equality University” Project, funded by … Continue ReadingSSW participated in the Equality University Project in Bulgaria ...

Isabel Romijnders new intern at Social Science Works

Isabel is a recent graduate of the BSc International Development Studies at the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the … Continue ReadingIsabel Romijnders new intern at Social Science Works ...

Why do we think, what we think? Project at the Anne-Frank-Oberschule in Strausberg, Brandenburg implemented

At the invitation of the respect coach, SSW conducted a one-day project with 80 tenth-graders at the Anne-Frank-Oberschule in Strausberg, … Continue ReadingWhy do we think, what we think? Project at the Anne-Frank-Oberschule in Strausberg, ...

New EU project: Equality University

Social Science Works joined forces with Instytut Przeciwdziałania Wykluczeniom (Institute for Counteracting Exclusions) in Toruń, Poland, and Social Hub in … Continue ReadingNew EU project: Equality University ...

Zélie Marchand new intern at Social Science Works

Zélie is studying political science in France at the Université Paris-Est-Créteil. She focuses on the education for peace, and would … Continue ReadingZélie Marchand new intern at Social Science Works ...

SSW representatives in Croatia for a youth leadership training by Mentor Split

Last week, representatives from Social Science Works (our fellows Sahba, Yamen, Laila and Anjali) joined a Youth Leadership training organised … Continue ReadingSSW representatives in Croatia for a youth leadership training by Mentor Split ...

New project: empowerment of refugee children

The Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V. supports a new project by Social Science Works in Brandenburg, which is aimed at children of … Continue ReadingNew project: empowerment of refugee children ...

Yearly workshops with refugees in Wünsdorf have started

We started our yearly row of workshops with refugees in Wünsdorf, Brandenburg. As in previous years, we will discuss themes … Continue ReadingYearly workshops with refugees in Wünsdorf have started ...

Annie Schwerdtfeger new intern at Social Science Works

Annie Schwerdtfeger is an undergraduate student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is studying International and Public Affairs … Continue ReadingAnnie Schwerdtfeger new intern at Social Science Works ...

Social Science Works welcomes two new interns: Laila Keeling and Anjali Zyla

Laila Keeling and Anjali Zyla have joined our team and will mainly participate in our research and policy project in … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works welcomes two new interns: Laila Keeling and Anjali Zyla ...

Project “New ways for working with refugees in Teltow-Fläming” has started.

Supported by the district administration of Teltow-Fläming (Brandenburg), we have started a year-long project aimed at strengthening the coordination and … Continue ReadingProject “New ways for working with refugees in Teltow-Fläming” has started. ...

Erasmus+ Project Our Europe for All concluded in Berlin

Last Friday 19 November, Social Science Works concluded the project “OUR EUROPE FOR ALL – Youth discuss Europe amongst each … Continue ReadingErasmus+ Project Our Europe for All concluded in Berlin ...

Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung reports on deliberations in Rangsdorf on the situation of refugees

Lisa Neugebauer. Rangsdorf sucht Antworten: Wie gelingt die Integration von Geflüchteten? Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, 29 Oktober 2021. In Rangsdorf diskutieren … Continue ReadingMärkische Allgemeine Zeitung reports on deliberations in Rangsdorf on the situation of refugees ...

Hacı Çevik new fellow of Social Science Works

We welcome a new fellow at Social Science Works: Hacı Çevik. Hacı Çevik is currently working on his PhD at … Continue ReadingHacı Çevik new fellow of Social Science Works ...

The new Erasmus+ project of Social Science Works is in full swing!

In the past weeks we have already talked to more than 150 young people about the European Union, its future … Continue ReadingThe new Erasmus+ project of Social Science Works is in full swing! ...

SSW exchanged experiences and knowledge in the EU project “Building Inclusive Societies”

Last week SSW visited Belgrade to exchange information, experiences and knowledge regarding the integration of refugees, psychological assistance to people … Continue ReadingSSW exchanged experiences and knowledge in the EU project “Building Inclusive Societies” ...

Sahba Salehi has started her internship at Social Science Works

Sahba Salehi is a master student of International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) at the University of Groningen. She has previously studied … Continue ReadingSahba Salehi has started her internship at Social Science Works ...

Actress and theater pedagogue Marie-Luise Arriens joins Social Science Works

Marie-Luise Arriens, born in Dresden, studied acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz/Austria after graduating from … Continue ReadingActress and theater pedagogue Marie-Luise Arriens joins Social Science Works ...

Tell me who you are: Empowering refugee woman will continue

In August we will start a second round of our workshop series Empowerment through Deliberation and Theater at the Oskar … Continue ReadingTell me who you are: Empowering refugee woman will continue ...

Social Science Works is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 project ”Building Inclusive Societies”

Social Science Works is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 project ”Building Inclusive Societies” (2020-3-PT02-KA205-007427). Project holder is Agora Aveiro, based … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works is participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 project ”Building Inclusive Societies” ...

Workshops with recently arrived refugees in Wünsdorf (Brandenburg) continued.

With the support of the Partnerschaft für Demokratie in Teltow-Fläming and the German Red Cross we will again implement a … Continue ReadingWorkshops with recently arrived refugees in Wünsdorf (Brandenburg) continued. ...

Podcasts of Zak Reimer now fully accessible on our website

In the summer of 2020, our fellow Zak Reimer launched the podcast “Integration for everyone”. In these podcasts, also made … Continue ReadingPodcasts of Zak Reimer now fully accessible on our website ...

European Union supports SSW-project “OUR EUROPE FOR ALL – Youth discuss Europe amongst each other and with EU parliamentarians”

Social Science Works is excited to announce its upcoming youth dialogue project which just received funding from the European Union’s … Continue ReadingEuropean Union supports SSW-project “OUR EUROPE FOR ALL – Youth discuss Europe amongst ...

Yamen Fouda, Andrew Sorota and Mine Gülnur Küçükyılmaz new fellows at Social Science Works

We welcomed two new interesting fellows at Social Science Works. Mine Gülnur Küçükyılmaz completed a bachelor degree in biological studies … Continue ReadingYamen Fouda, Andrew Sorota and Mine Gülnur Küçükyılmaz new fellows at Social Science ...

Social Science Works hit by shit storm

The advertisement of SSW for a further education for civil volunteers (see here), social workers and others on all sorts … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works hit by shit storm ...

Series of insightful exchanges with refugees in Wünsdorf for now completed

As in 2019, we enjoyed a long series of deliberations with refugees in the refugee home in Wünsdorf. The project … Continue ReadingSeries of insightful exchanges with refugees in Wünsdorf for now completed ...

New integration project in Rangsdorf, Brandenburg.

With the generous support of the municipality of Rangsdorf we started a long cycle of workshops with migrants living in … Continue ReadingNew integration project in Rangsdorf, Brandenburg. ...

New project in the Grace Hopper Gesamtschule in Teltow has started

We started a series of workshops on all sorts of discrimination in the Grace Hopper Gesamtschule in Teltow. We will … Continue ReadingNew project in the Grace Hopper Gesamtschule in Teltow has started ...

Aryaan Bovenberg started her internship at SSW

Aryaan is a Dutch student at Wageningen University and Research. She studies International Development, with a main focus on Politics … Continue ReadingAryaan Bovenberg started her internship at SSW ...

Zak Reimer has launched his podcast “Integration for Everyone”

Our great intern Zak Reimer has launched his series of podcasts “Integration for everyone”. In these podcasts he explores the … Continue ReadingZak Reimer has launched his podcast “Integration for Everyone” ...

Paola Perrin de Brichambaut has started her internship at Social Science Works

Paola Perrin de Brichambaut holds a master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the … Continue ReadingPaola Perrin de Brichambaut has started her internship at Social Science Works ...

Deliberation on gender equality at Wendepunkt Berlin

Gender Equality was again the topic of our deliberations at Wendepunkt Berlin (26 and 27 February 2020). Our very engaged … Continue ReadingDeliberation on gender equality at Wendepunkt Berlin ...

Deliberation on gender equality at FrauenComputerZentrumBerlin

We implemented a next deliberation on gender equality at the FrauenComputerZentrumBerlin. On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 February we had … Continue ReadingDeliberation on gender equality at FrauenComputerZentrumBerlin ...

Lina Gessner is our new intern for the spring of 2020.

Lina Gessner studies Global Project and Change Management at Windesheim Honors College in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Since February 2020 she … Continue ReadingLina Gessner is our new intern for the spring of 2020. ...

We started a crowd funding to implement deliberations on emancipation

(Übersetzung unten) Social Science Works prepared deliberations in order to encourage various people to exchange on emancipation of men and … Continue ReadingWe started a crowd funding to implement deliberations on emancipation ...

First deliberation on gender equality in Heppenheim great success

(Deutsche Übersetzung unten) On January 8 and 9 we met with 24 people in Haus am Maiberg (Hessen) to discuss … Continue ReadingFirst deliberation on gender equality in Heppenheim great success ...

Hamburg visits Berlin: pondering about the meaning of memorials

Our project with two groups of children from a school in Hamburg has almost come to an end. We visited … Continue ReadingHamburg visits Berlin: pondering about the meaning of memorials ...

Clicks for Politics took off

Die erste Workshopwoche unseres Projekts „Clicks for Politics“ (ermöglicht durch die Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung) hat stattgefunden. Eine Gruppe Jugendlicher … Continue ReadingClicks for Politics took off ...

Social Science Works has adopted a school in Hamburg.

Social Science Works has adopted a school in Hamburg. Instead of one time three days, we will be present in … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works has adopted a school in Hamburg. ...

Six new fellows at Social Science Works

Eva Singler, Jannes Jacobsen, Anne Flake, Maxime Kuhlmey, Ole Oeltjen and Mariana Zarpellon recently joined our ranks. We are proud … Continue ReadingSix new fellows at Social Science Works ...

Project in Koblenz has started.

Last Monday, we started in Koblenz our Project “Deliberationsschulungen zur Stärkung der Demokratie“. The deliberations are organized by the Kreisverwaltung … Continue ReadingProject in Koblenz has started. ...

Social Science Works has won a bidding of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung for a deliberative project with young people.

We will form four groups of 10 to 15 young people between 16 and 25 years old in the rural … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works has won a bidding of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung ...

Deliberation in Wolmirstedt (Sachsen-Anhalt) on democracy, identity, discrimination, gender equality and homosexuality

On invitation of Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (Kreisverband Börde) and Integrationsbündnis Wolmirstedt we had a great workshop on Saturday, July 6, … Continue ReadingDeliberation in Wolmirstedt (Sachsen-Anhalt) on democracy, identity, discrimination, gender equality and homosexuality ...

Zak Reimer is coming to SSW: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung awards Bundeskanzler-Stipendium

The Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung has awarded Zak Reimer a Bundeskanzler-Stipendium which enables him to become a part of SSW. … Continue ReadingZak Reimer is coming to SSW: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung awards Bundeskanzler-Stipendium ...

Social Science Works has won a bidding in Rheinland-Pfalz for deliberation.

Social Science Works has won a bidding in Rheinland-Pfalz for „Deliberation to further democracy“ (“Deliberation zur Stärkung der Demokratie“). Starting … Continue ReadingSocial Science Works has won a bidding in Rheinland-Pfalz for deliberation. ...

Hertie School of Governance and Social Science Works agree on cooperation.

The Hertie School of Governance and Social Science Works formally agreed on a partnership. Students of Hertie can become an … Continue ReadingHertie School of Governance and Social Science Works agree on cooperation. ...

Miteinander Reden Meeting 4

Yesterday, we had the fourth meeting in our “Miteinander Reden” project (made possible by the town of Potsdam) where muslim … Continue ReadingMiteinander Reden Meeting 4 ...

Isabel Navarro is our new Intern!

Isabel Navarro is our Spanish intern for the summer of 2019. Isabel comes from a small town in Valencia and … Continue ReadingIsabel Navarro is our new Intern! ...

Bürgerdialog Zehdenick

Social Science Works was in beautiful Zehdenick, in the North of Brandenburg. We talked with 30 natives and migrants about … Continue ReadingBürgerdialog Zehdenick ...

Fachtag Haltung Bitte

We were at the FachTag “Haltung Bitte!” of the Landesjugendring Brandenburg discussing with 25 inspiring youth workers the need to … Continue ReadingFachtag Haltung Bitte ...