Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism
Renowned, competent, innovative – The Kreuzberg Initiative Against Anti-Semitism – KIgA e.V. offers comprehensive expertise in the field of political education for the migration society as a whole. From its Kreuzberg offices, the diverse and multifaceted team works in an interdisciplinary manner and offers solutions and qualification programs for highly complex topics such as anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim racism, Jewish-Muslim relations, Holocaust education or the “Middle East conflict” throughout Germany. Multipliers are constantly qualified and interested parties from education, politics and civil society are advised. Education and counseling practice center (Praxisstelle Bildung und Beratung), newly founded in 2018, is a central point of contact for schools. KIgA experts provide schools with advice and support on the topic of anti-Semitism, e.g. with further training for teachers, school workshops, seminar series or the development of long-term concepts for the prevention of anti-Semitism. With its expertise, the organization, founded in 2003, also actively shapes the political and scientific discourse and provides members for national and international committees such as the Circle of Experts on Anti-Semitism of the German Federal Government and the Expert Group on Anti-Semitism of the OSCE/ODHIR.
In recent years, the KIgA has also been able to position itself internationally and, together with partners from the USA and Germany, organizes international conferences and sets social impulses with the help of cultural events and exhibitions to make Jewish life visible today. The KIgA is also part of the network History in Motion, an association of various institutions of historical and political education, which in cooperation offers multi-day programs for schools, is an active founding member of the European network ENCATE – European Network against Antisemitism through Education and since 2022 forms the Specialized Office on Antisemitism in Brandenburg, which is for the entire state of Brandenburg, among other things, the central first point of contact for victims of anti-Semitism and documents anti-Semitic incidents.