Make cross-border activities and intercultural encounters possible?
Make a difference in the Euroregion of Pomerania?
Support civic engagement for human rights and against discrimination?
Promote ecological and sustainably living?
Practise more democracy and more participation, not just talk about it?
Those are the main goals we pursue at Turbina Pomerania!
In our voluntary service we focus on empowerment and regional networking. The professional fields of our partner organisations also significantly influence our work! Turbina Pomerania is an international voluntary service project led and adminstrated by Kultur- und Initiativenhaus Greifswald e.V. and closely connected to Stowarzyszenie POLITES from Szczecin, Poland, and Third Sector from Hrodna, Belarus.
Turbina Pomerania is a part of Kulur- und Initiativenhaus Greifswald e.V., an initiative for international and cross-border voluntary service based in Greifswald, Germany. We want to change the world and start with voluntary service. We want to support the civil society by building a network between hosting organisations in the fields of social, cultural and ecological work. We support and encourage young people to spend one year as a volunteer, support their projects and the local community as well as learn valuable things about themselves. In 2017 -2020 we realise a Strategic European Voluntary Service Project ‘S.P.I.D.E.R. – Weaving the European Web’, which involves hosting and sending EVS activities and networking with international partners. The increase in populist, racist and inhuman statements, the decreasing awareness of and reference to human rights as well as the increase in human rights violations in Europe and especially in the region of Western Pomerania were some of the reasons for this project. We want to oppose the above mentioned tendencies by the mobility activities of the European Voluntary Service as well as additional accompanying seminars, meetings and workshops with the partners, as well as a conference at the end of the project. The thematic focus of the project is the topic of human rights which will be targeted by different groups (European volunteers, employees of the hosting organisations, target groups with whom the volunteers are working during their EVS). Through the activities of the project, volunteers, employees of the hosting organisations and the different target groups will gain knowledge, develop intercultural competences and get to know possibilities to become involved in human rights activism on different levels. Furthermore, the complementary activities will lead to the establishment of a network and sustainable partnerships, which in different ways are dealing with human rights as a topic and are dedicated to the implementation of human rights.