Institut equalita e.V. Europe-wide projects for qualification and training in ecological, social and cultural issues

Current Projects & Referencies

  • "Waste Not, Want Not" visits Hamburg

    The second meeting of the EU project "Waste Not, Want Not" took place in Hamburg on 29 and 30 April... 

  • ENAE arrives - "Creative Global II"

    The ENAE (Elenco Nacional de Artes Escénicas) group from Colombia has arrived in Germany. As part of the "Creative Global II"... 

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Every year we invite 4-5 children and youth culture groups from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to ChildrenCultureCaravan to Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. These groups present their artistic productions in schools, youth and cultural centers, theaters, festivals and other cultural events, give workshops and tell so about themselves and their lives, their fears, desires and hopes for the future.

All these groups have two aspects in common: the productions they present here in Europe, are of high artistic quality. The young artists are all from very marginal conditions (street children, child laborers, war and AIDS orphans, refugees, living with poverty, violence and drugs) and with the cultural work on these projects they recovered their dignity and self-confidence and developed new perspectives.

The ChildrenCultureCaravan allows children and young people here in Europe, meet peers from other cultures as a talented artists, but at the same time as equal partners with whom they can discover a lot of similarities.

About us

Institute equalita is a registered non-profit organisation with headquarters in Bochum and Cologne.

It was founded in 1999 with the intention to offer training and consulting to ecological enterprises and social institutions. Another aim is to support the co-operation and net-working between partners of the European Union, especially with organisations and enterprises of Middle- and East-Europe.

Institute equalita is running educational activities, qualification projects, consulting, seminars,  and other activities in numerous areas and countries in Europe. One focus are education measures on North-South topics and Global Learning. Other issues are education and qualification activities and consultancy for organic retail and farming. Since some years institute equalita is also engaged in e-Learning and web based learning.

Institute equalita is a successor organisation of institute Grüner Zweig in Cologne, that  has organised a lot of activities and projects with training for farmers, processors and traders in organic retail in the years 1992 to 2000.

The team consists of experts who are working as professionals, consultants and education experts in social and ecological institutions and enterprises in Germany, the European Union and especially in Middle- and East-Europe since more than twenty years. Their main working fields are project development and management, organisational development and consultancy.

Institute equalita is co-operating with a network of experts and numerous partner organisations in Europe.

Experts & Course Instructors

National Partners

Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren
(BNN) Einzelhandel
D-50354 Hürth, Robert-Bosch-Str. 6

Tel./Fax +49 2233 9633822 / 9633820

Büro für Kultur- und Medienprojekte
D-22701 Hamburg, Postfach 50 01 61

Tel./Fax: +49 03 39900060 / 3902564
EMail: buero@kultur-und-medien.comIntertnet:

Ökomarkt e.V. Hamburg
D-20259 Hamburg, Osterstr. 58

Tel./Fax +49 40 43214420 / 43214430

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Berlin
D-10178 Berlin, Rosenthaler Str. 40/41

Tel./Fax +49 30 28534 0 / 28534 109

IFOAM - International Federation for Organic
Agriculture Movement
D-66636 Tholey-Theley

Tel./Fax: +49 6853 919890 / 919899

ökowerk e.v.
D-40233 Düsseldorf, Fichtenstrasse 42

Tel./Fax: +49 211 9737150 / 9737110

agenda - fotografen und journalisten
D 22765 Hamburg, Rothestraße 66

Tel./Fax: +49 040 391907-0 / 391907-21

International Partners

Pro-Bio Verband Tschechische Republik
CZ-78701 Sumperk, Nemocnicni 53

Tel./Fax + 42 649 216609 / 244568

Ekoland Verband Polen
PL-87132 Przysiek, Zlawies Wielka

Tel./Fax: + 48 566 789239

Biokultura Verband Ungarn
HU-1024 Budapest, Kitaibel Pal u.4.

Tel./Fax: + 36 1 3162138 / 3162139

Ekotrend Verband Slowakei
SK-90701 Myjava, M.R.Stefanika 517

Tel./Fax: + 421(0) 34 6216037

LIEPA Landfrauengruppe Lettland
LV-3401 Grobina, Liela Iela 93

Tel./Fax: +371 34 91892

Arkadia Künstlerprojekt Lettland
LV-1004 Riga, O.Vaciesa iela 2

Tel./Fax: +371 7 612081 / 227570

Ekoniva Russland
RU-143013 Moskau Region, P.O.Box 1

Tel./Fax: +7 095 5918460 / 5989057

IUCN - Office for Central Europe
PL-02521 Warschau, ul. Narbutta 40 m 21

Tel./Fax: +48 22 8810552 / 8810554

Address & Contact

Institut equalita e.V.
Aachener Straße 24
D-50674 Köln

+49 221 510 88 60
+49 221 589 18 79