Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V. is a community-based education and empowerment association in Berlin. Founded in 2012, the association opened its doors in March 2014 as a neighborhood library and has since been a place of learning and exchange.
Together with other organizations, EOTO e.V. advocates for the interests of Black, African and Afrodiasporic people in Germany and Europe. Archive work, empowerment projects, empowerment of young people, leadership trainings, discrimination counseling, political advocacy and networking, cultural events, and scientific symposia are some of the elements that make up the work of Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V. .
At EOTO, these elements connect African, Afro-diasporic, and Black people to change society. Within KomPAD, we focus on community-based research, consulting, organizational development critical of racism, and (political) education.
Ten employees at the Berlin location currently represent EOTO’s work in KomPAD.
The Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (Initiative Black People in Germany), founded in 1985 as the Initiative Schwarze Deutsche (Initiative Black Germans), is now the oldest self-organization by and for Black people in Germany. The goal is to promote the political participation of Black people and to improve their living situation in Germany. We demand an anti-racist attitude in all areas of politics (education, residence, citizenship, asylum legislation) and that the reality of different and interlocking forms of discrimination is recognized. Within the framework of KomPAD, we focus on the area of daycare and school, implement educational and counseling offers as well as information events on anti-black racism, create spaces for exchange and empowerment, and network with actors, organizations, and initiatives in this field. Five employees and one freelancer currently represent the ISD in KomPAD in Leipzig, and Frankfurt am Main.
The Central Council of the African Community in Germany e.V.
(ZAGD e.V.; est. 2012) represents, as a federal umbrella organization, people of African descent living in Germany, their families, associations, organizations, and initiatives to give them a voice and protect their social, cultural, civic, political, and economic interests.
In KomPAD, ZAGD covers the areas of authorities, administration, and civil society.
Here, the ZAGD initiates and accompanies transformation processes in the federal territory. Administrative developments (institutional opening) are to be undertaken or initiated by applying the findings of the Schwarze Volkshochschule (Saturday School, Black Youth Leadership, Women, etc.).
● On the other hand, the ZAGD focuses on the areas of consulting and monitoring
● via qualification measures (multiplier training) in the area of
● anti-discrimination counseling, the ZAGD trains black counselors in
● in structurally weak rural areas and thus promotes the development of an
Get to know the three network partners ISD, ZAGD, EOTO of KomPAD. Together we represent an important part of the heterogeneity of the Black, African, Afro-diasporic communities in Germany.