Our transnational projects are meant to encompass a variety of work in the optimization of working conditions, production methods and quality of life. But, above all, in keeping an own cultural identity. Because those who are forced to leave their home country for economical and/or political reasons leave behind their social networks, familiar surroundings, family and with that a part of one’s self. And this oftentimes results in isolation, and in physical and emotional illness. According to a study conducted by the Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists (Bundespsychotherapeutenkammer), the percentage of illness and depression among migrants is 60% higher than that of locals.
Our international project work combines the issues of “bringing home the bacon” with questions of national and – even more so – cultural identity. Because: This can be a matter of vital importance.