InterCultur gGmbH

National Network

Am Born 19
22765 Hamburg

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

InterCultur was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of AFS interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. in order to have a division that could deliver intercultural competence to people outside of intercultural exchange in high school or in a volunteer gap year. The Team consists of CEO Stefanie Stadelmann, Head of Training Annette Gisevius, Business Development Manager Kerrin Appel and 5 Trainers and Project Managers with ocasional interns. The purpose of the company is realized in particular through the implementation of educational events and training courses, for young people and adults, with the aim of aim of acquiring and/or expanding the intercultural competence of the participants. Legal entities whose annual payments account for more that 10% of the total annual budget are: AFS IB e.V. and Stiftung Mercator GmbH.

Mission and Objectives

As a subsidiary of AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V., InterCultur is committed to the AFS mission which is to support people in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world, to help people in their endeavors to become responsible inhabitants of this earth, working for peace and better understanding between the different cultures of this world. We are committed to human dignity and the value of every human life and of all peoples and cultures. We promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without discrimination of any kind, especially on the basis of race, origin, language, gender, sexual identity, religion, disability or social status. We design our offers with an awareness of our core values: dignity, respect for differences, harmony, empathy and tolerance.

Main Projects / Activities

InterCultur non-profit GmbH offers seminars, training courses, events, educational projects and consulting for organizations, companies, institutions, educational establishments and individuals who need to improve and develop their understanding and interaction with other cultures. With these offers, InterCultur directly trains target groups in need of further education and also multipliers for the transfer of skills. Our intercultural learning training courses focus, for example, on a critical examination of one's own cultural background, aspects of intercultural communication, an examination of cultural values and how these influence actions or culturally determined conflict styles. Raising awareness of the challenges of cross-cultural work contributes directly to better cooperation despite cultural differences. In addition, InterCultur develops educational and encounter projects and implements these with cooperation partners. InterCultur is a recognized organizer of intercultural training and educational programs through the quality assessment of Weiterbildung Hamburg e.V..

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We belive that we can contribute to the network through our expertise in intercultural competence training and our educational project management efforts. We would like to provide the network with workshop participation offers as well as calls for collaboration on new project proposals. We are involved in the promotion of intercultural dialogue across Germany, the Euro-Mediterranean region and the globe and therefore would fit well into the existing network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like to join the ALF Network because we believe in the joint effort for the promotion of intercultural dialogue across Germany, the Euro-Mediterranean region and the globe. We have been working closely with Goethe Institut in different projects, creating opportunities for intercultural exchange and dialog. We always try to expand our network of likeminded people and institutions to further opportunities for exchange. Our parent company AFS interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. is already part of the network, so we would also like to join ourselves.

Contact (1) Full Name
Kerrin Appel
Job Title
Business Development and Sales
Head of the organisation
Stefanie Stadelmann
Contact (2) Full Name
Stefanie Stadelmann
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