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The German Trade Union Confederation manages and coordinates the program in close cooperation with the BMAS. For this purpose, the coordination project was set up in the DGB Federal Executive Board, which is integrated into the Division for Democracy, Migration- and Antiracism- Policy.

The coordination project has the following basic objectives, which are explained in more detail below:


The coordination project organizes networking meetings twice a year as well as other exchange formats as needed. In addition, a digital networking platform is provided for the exchange of materials and an internal newsletter is established.

Knowledge transfer

The coordination project organizes trainings and project trainings that specifically educate the projects and support them in their work. Furthermore, various materials such as handouts and fact sheets are made available. In addition, program successes and results are evaluated and documented.

Public relations

The results of the project work as well as emerging best practice approaches are made accessible to a broader interested public and expert audience through various formats such as specialist events, publications and press work. The homepage provides information on the projects’ offerings and a newsletter reports on all program news.

Social media strategy

Through a targeted social media strategy, democratically minded colleagues and allies are strengthened and supported in the event of attacks, and racist and conspiracy ideological narratives are countered.


Portrait von Sandro Witt

Sandro Witt
Project Manager

Sandro studied at the Academy of Labor in Frankfurt am Main after his apprenticeship as an office administrator. in 2014, he was elected as state leader of DGB Thuringia and vice-chair of DGB Hessen- Thüringen. After 8 years in the leadership of the DGB Hessen – Thüringen, he personally decided to devote himself to new challenges. As project manager he leads the team and is responsible for and represents the DGB Initiative Betriebliche Demokratiekompetenz in internal and external relations.

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Portrait von Marisa Hartmann

Marisa Hartmann
Project Officer

Marisa studied political science in Marburg and Berlin. Before joining the DGB, she worked, among other things, in various projects of workplace education (labor market integration of refugees; coordinating in the ESF social partner guideline for the promotion of equality and further education). In the coordination project, she is primarily concerned with the area of networking and exchange offers for the projects in the initiative workplace democratic competence.

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Portrait von Margaretha Eich

Margaretha Eich
Project Officer

Margaretha studied political science and sociology in Berlin and Jena. Previously, she and her project team set up a training and action platform against hate on the Internet and gave online training for digital moral courage. In the coordination project, she is particularly concerned with the development and implementation of a social media strategy against racism and right-wing extremism. She is also responsible for public relations and publications.

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Portrait von Nadine Plesker

Nadine Plesker
Project Assistance

Nadine studied history of technology and art history in Berlin. Before joining the DGB, she worked in various industries and positions in the office, administration and service sector and passed the exam to become a businesswoman for office management. In the coordination project, she mainly takes care of the administration of financial and material resources and supports the team in day-to-day business and all organizational matters.

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