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Idea Contest for Community Centers in Berlin

The best ideas will be awarded with 500€

Help shape the future

Have you ever dreamed of a community centre by and for black, African and Afro-diasporic people in Berlin? Maybe your plans for a retirement home for black elders, a publishing house or a social centre are already lying in your drawer? Or you already run a small business and you would like your business to become part of a community centre? 

For generations there has been the dream of creating community centres by and for Black, African, Afro Diasporic people in Berlin.

Together with you we would like to continue to explore this dream and make it come true.

Your creativity is needed

As part of the project “Into the Future: CommUnity" we invite you to participate in this idea contest - whether as an individual, collective, initiative or association!

What should a Black, African, Afro Diasporic community centre in Berlin look like? Which modules, offers and services should definitely be included or what would you even want to offer yourselves? Whether restaurant, sports, culture or art programmes, social counselling, smart technologies, child care, language courses, concepts for educational formats, professionalization training, co-working spaces or something completely different - share your ideas with us! 

The dream will come true!

And the best part: we want to purchase and run a community centre in Wedding/Berlin. As part of the project, we are running a study on how a community centre can be implemented in a timely manner. The results of this feasibility study will then be made available to our communities, who have also been dreaming of a community centre (for a long time) and are still fighting for it. 

Maybe your idea and concept are the missing building block to make a community centre become a reality! The evaluation and selection of the submitted ideas will be done by a jury and the five most convincing submissions will receive an appreciation of 500 Euro each. We hope that in 10 years there will be several centres to meet different needs in our communities.

In brief: Aims of the ideas contest

• We want to collect convincing ideas and concepts: What should all be part of a community centre? 

• We want to find suitable partners for the concrete project while running a community centre in Berlin Wedding, in order to share the rent and to create a place for black, African, Afro-diasporic communities together.


The competition is open to anyone 14 years of age and older. The deadline of the competition is 15.04.21.

We strongly encourage people with impairments or chronic illnesses, people with direct migration and refugee experiences, and LGBTQIA + people to apply to the ideas competition.


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Tel/Whatsapp: +49 176 766 255 47



We are looking forward to your participation!

Your CommUnity Team

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