Active Participation and Intercultural Dialogue Association (APIDA e.V.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin that aims to promote active participation and intercultural dialogue among young and adult people.
Our mission is to support community development, civic participation, and youth initiative. We believe in the power of young people to create positive change in their communities and the world. Through our work, we aim to promote non-formal learning methods, build bridges between different cultures, and create opportunities for young people to connect with their peers from different countries and backgrounds. We are committed to fighting discrimination, racism, and other forms of inequality, promoting social inclusion and diversity.
Our vision is to create a world where every young person has access to quality education and equal opportunities, regardless of their background or circumstances. We envision a society where young people are actively engaged in decision-making processes, contributing to the development of their communities and the world. We believe that intercultural dialogue and international cooperation are essential for building a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
APIDA’s roots go back to 2008 when we first became involved in youth work and began carrying out international youth activities. Since then, we have been dedicated to supporting young people’s development and promoting their active participation in society.
APIDA’s board of directors consists of a dedicated team of individuals who are passionate about youth development and community engagement.
Onur Oguz Dellal is the founding president and authorized person to represent and bind the association,
Natascha Wenter serves as the vice president,
Ahmed Magdy is the general secretary.
Together, we work tirelessly to achieve our goals and make a positive impact on young people and communities.
APIDA is committed to achieving our mission and vision by focusing on the following objectives:
- Empowering young people through education and non-formal learning;
- Promoting active participation and intercultural dialogue;
- Advocating for equal access to quality education for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds;
- Supporting youth workers and youth works;
- Developing digital skills and competencies among young people;
- Promoting social inclusion and diversity, solidarity and volunteerism;
- Fighting discrimination, racism, and other forms of inequality;
At APIDA, we believe in the power of young people to create positive change in their communities and the world. We work tirelessly to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to become active and engaged citizens, creating safe and inclusive spaces for them to learn from each other and develop their potential. Through our work, we promote non-formal learning methods, build bridges between different cultures, and create opportunities for young people to connect with their peers from different countries and backgrounds. Our partnerships with international and local organizations and foundations have enabled us to make a positive impact on young people and communities, both in Germany and internationally.
If you share our passion for youth development and community engagement, we invite you to join us at APIDA. Whether you are a young person looking to develop your skills and make a difference, a partner organization interested in collaborating with us, or a supporter looking to make a contribution, we welcome you to our community. Together, we can create a better future for young people and communities around the world.