Our Mission - Achieving goals, promoting diversity

We support people to realize their goals and thus lead them into a successful future. Thereby, we impart knowledge and show new perspectives.

We promote social and cultural diversity and perceive each person individually.

We helpour clients to find their position in our society and to feel comfortable without having to give up their own identity. We offer an environment in which differences are not perceived negatively but enriching for everyone.

We undertake important social tasks and thus bear social responsibility. Irrespective of their personal background, everyone finds fair opportunities and security with us.

Active Against Poverty

Active Against Poverty

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) there are more than 839 Mio people worldwide working for less than two dollars per day with often miserable and health endangering working conditions and with an income not allowing humanely living conditions. In many countries are no existing basic standards, e.g. the ILO basic labour standards, introduced or followed. The growing number of people working under precarious working conditions as well as people with low wages - even in countries such as Germany - confirms that it is time for action.

Against this background and according to its guiding principles the Internationaler Bund (IB) supports the interests of the poor, the marginalized and the disadvantaged. Since its foundation the IB is committed to the support of the disadvantaged people. In many sectors the IB contributes to active prevention and fight against poverty - especially youth poverty.

The IB promotes the individual development and strengthens youth for the future: amongst others open youth work, streetwork, youth social work, support to families, social space focused measures or the children university. 
The IB supports chances for education: e.g. school supplementing all day care and home exercises support, projects for school objectors, IB schools, vocational preparation, and vocational training.
The IB helps to find the way for a self-determined provision of ones livelihood: Support for the transition from school to vocational training and the world of work, youth migration services, support to the homeless, support to refugees, services for debtors and addicts. 

In the course of the VENRO-campaign "Your Voice against Poverty" the IB demands from members of parliament more active commitment for humanely work worldwide. With a number of actions activists show their commitment for this demand. During an online petition more than 135,000 Emails were sent to members of parliament.

Contact: Daniela Keeß
daniela.keess@internationaler-bund.de

More information: www.aktiv-gegen-armut.de

BodyGuard

BodyGuard

Young people become their own BodyGuard

We set everything in motion so that teenagers feel themselves comfortable with their bodies. Sport and relaxation become a fun part of everyday life. We inspire young people to learn to better perceive and protect their bodies. We encourage them: Become your own BodyGuard! With bodyguard, the youngsters learn something new. They become active and learn to stand up for themselves and their health. With bodyguard, the youth not addressed by school and sports clubs, also receive health promotion.

BodyGuard means:

Slow Food instead of fast food
Cooking classes and nutritional tips to enjoy
Exercise offers from cycling to dancing
Relaxation through Yoga and Shiatsu
Talking about stress and anxiety, love, friendship and sexuality
Multicultural eating, drinking, dancing and celebration
Exchanging of beauty ideals and help with eating disorders
Learning drug-free life

With Bodyguard we take our responsibility for young people seriously – so that young people can feel responsible for themselves and others.

With Bodyguard, the IB is a member of the "Cooperation Network for Equal Health Opportunities" and cooperates with GUT DRAUF, the youth campaign of the Federal Office for Health Education.
In 2010 Bodyguard was awarded with the certificate "Good Practice in Health Promotion of Socially Disadvantaged" by the Federal Office for Health Education.

More information about BodyGuard:

Tina Mariani-Sioutis
Tel.: 069-94545-390
Tina.Mariani-Sioutis@internationaler-bund.de

Diversity Management

Diversity Management

We live Diversity: Diversity in the IB

People are different. Looking at the personality of people, we differentiate between six core dimensions: age, gender, religion and belief, disability, ethnic origin and sexual orientation. These dimensions distinguish and connect us. We are an active part of a diverse society and live under the guiding principles and mission statements of the IB in a climate of acceptance and trust. We are happy when our teams reflect the diversity of society. We strengthen our employees, as well as our customers and clients in their uniqueness and express them appreciation.

We enable employees, customers and clients to use their creative potential, their experiences and perspectives as well as their commitment to a successful life and to the business success of the IB.

IB Inclusion

IB Inclusion

Living and experiencing Inclusion in the IB

In an inclusive society, nobody is excluded or marginalized. Inclusion is the natural and equal participation of people in all areas of social life, as equal citizens.

The Internationaler Bund, with all its organizational units, supports empowering and supporting people in their diversity, contributing and shaping society with its individual strengths as its central task.

Through its commitment to inclusion, the IB contributes to creating the ideal conditions for the natural and equal participation of all people in society.

Finding barriers - dismantling barriers

Inclusion is successful if we live in a society that grants the same value to all people, enables inclusive thinking, establishes inclusive guidelines and develops inclusive practice. This can be achieved by identifying and analyzing barriers to participation and by developing ideas to dismantle barriers.

IB Pro Acceptance and Democracy

 IB Pro Acceptance and Democracy

Some topics are sometimes more and sometimes less in the headlines - and still always up to date. The confrontation with extremism and violence is one of these issues and the IB is affected with its work, projects and activities on a daily basis. The campaign “Black, Red and Colourful - IB Pro Acceptance and Democracy” represents the IB’s manifold commitment to integration and understanding.

The campaign combines a number of ideas, activities and projects that 

  • promote a spirit of PRO instead of CONTRA;
  • transfer hope and positive perspectives;
  • enlighten, inform and give good arguments for acceptance and understanding;
  • encourage to take up a stance and promote civil courage;
  • show solidarity with victims of violence;
  • are manifold and integrative.

Black, Red and Colourful is not only a wish and our vision, it is the reality of a lively and manifold Europe. The associated “Foundation Black, Red, Colourful” is supporting financially the activities of the campaign since 2012.

Contact: Alexander Krueger
alexander.krueger@internationaler-bund.de

More information: www.schwarz-rot-bunt.de