What kind of projects does www.respekt.net have?

These are projects:

  • that are directed towards the shaping of political processes and/or social living conditions (= do not only pursue private interests)
  • have an influence on people’s awareness and/or public opinion.
  • are neither market nor profit-oriented and not state-organised, thereby demonstrating a minimum of autonomy from the market and the state.
  • take place within the framework of joint action (= in loose groups, organisations, initiatives or social movements)
  • through which the citizens take their concerns into their own hands and help to shape society. This also includes projects that can help people with specific concerns meet each other and form networks.

    These are projects that coincide with the values of Respekt.net and the general declaration of human rights. These are projects that pursue the following concerns:

    • respect in society (recognition of the dignity and value of every human being regardless of origin, gender, ethnicity, religion etc.)
    • strengthening of democracy (exercise of the freedom of thought, conscience, assembly, religion and trade-union freedom, improved possibilities of participation etc.)
    • activation of the civil society (promote involvement, strengthen moral courage)
    • fair chances for immigrants (right to asylum, right to participate in prosperity etc.)
    • improvement of the educational system (e.g. unrestricted right to education)
    • equal rights of men and women (more equal opportunities)
    • environmental protection (preservation of a viable planet fit for human beings)
      job security (right to work)
    • safeguarding the welfare state (right to social security and social progress)