The Open Music School is a musical skill-sharing community with a focus on the integration of newcomers into Berlin's world famous and diverse music scene. We facilitate a wide range of musical programs and events aiming to open up and connect Berlin's existing music scene with often isolated newcomer communities.
In this project we enable newcomers of all backgrounds as well as locals to interact, socialise and share recipes through a number of cooking projects. We see cooking and food as an exceptional platform to break down barriers and get to know people and their culture.
The Open Hearts Space aims to create a safe space for those being exposed to a new culture and life dynamics by encouraging intercultural dialogue and supporting trauma healing.
The Open Language is a space for learning languages in a relaxed but structured environment. It offers a friendly, non-school setting to improve speaking skills through conversations between native speakers and language learners. Participation is free of charge and everybody is welcome.
The Community Hub is a skill-sharing platform powered by volunteers. It works on the idea that everyone can teach a skill. It connects learners and instructors in a simple and accessible way. Participation in all activities is free of charge.
The Agora podcast highlights some of the innovative projects and activities Give Something Back to Berlin carries out, while shedding light on Berlin's community initiatives and grassoots organisations established and led by migrants and refugees.
Give Something Back to Berlin regularly organises team-ups. These are community events where new and established Berliners come together to meet, mix, learn, and share. The participants are always very diverse: Germans, refugees, newcomers, recently-settled, longtime neighbours.
Getting involved with GSBTB is, of course, not limited to our own projects – we collaborate with numerous initiatives and organisations that offer a wide variety of activities to get you engaged. Find your inspiration here and then choose from the many active projects listed on our homepage.