Promotion of aid for refugees, displaced persons, war victims, war survivors, war-disabled persons and prisoners of war


by Nataliia Kovalenko, Maryna Soroka, Natalia Rybalko, Ana Lichtwer, Elena Korchagina, Darya Korotenko

GUTEmission starts an intercultural centre for Berlin by refugees for refugees.

We connect migrants and refugees from different countries with Berliners and support them to integrate successfully into our society.

Since March 2022, we have successfully connected 4,500 people in more than 55 events through the following formats and built a sustainable network of supporters:

  • Encounter formats such as cooking workshops, cooking traditional dishes
  • play and language cafés
  • Educational workshops
  • counselling and information services
  • cultural events

The intercultural team benefits from its own migration and refugee experiences.

GUTEmission supports refugees with arriving successfully in their new cultural environment and builds bridges to companies and organisations. The concept of the intercultural centre is geared towards scaling, so that the wealth of experience can be used in the long term in different regions and in future crises.

The founders of the GUTEmission association behind the project: Nataliia Kovalenko, Marina Soroka, Natalia Rybalko, Anastasiya Zagorni, Darya Korotenko, Yuliya Levit and Ana Lichtwer. They have developed, tested and further elaborated formats within the framework of the “Café Ukraine” of the Berliner Stadtmission at the House of Statistics and through the PHINEO Impact Startup Programme Network, among others.

Berlin needs an intercultural lighthouse: Join us and support us


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