Due to the CORONA pandemic, the seventh round of talks on the topic of "Can-do mentality", scheduled for Monday, 23 March 2020, 6:00 p.m., unfortunately has to be postponed indefinitely!

Berlin is a home of hearts for people of different origins, cultures, lifestyle and interests. Whether it is a place of birth, an adopted home or a place of longing for visitors - everyone knows Berlin and has an opinion about the city.

With the beBerlin capital city campaign in 2008, the city formulated an offer for people's creativity, individuality and love of freedom. Since then, Berlin has developed and changed rapidly. The image of the German capital is different today than it was then, more and more people are looking for and finding a home here.

Last year, the Berlin Senate Chancellery took the changed conditions as an opportunity to research the "DNA" of the city. The result is a modern model that thinks the city further, defines its core and its values, emphasizes its strengths, and reaffirms the Berliners' love for their own city. We would like to talk to you about this. 

Have a say!

This is how it should work: Ten people sit at the WG table and discuss. What is Berlin's appeal? Why are so many new people, companies, start-ups, scientists and creative people drawn to the city? What moves us? How can we succeed in maintaining and shaping Berlin as a city of togetherness worth living in? Because no matter from which neighbourhood, country or cultural area you come - Berlin is your home!  

From September 2019 to April 2020 a total of eight Berlin-WGs are planned, where you can contribute your ideas and thoughts.

The WG

As with a real WG, very different personalities come together at the same table. There are tasty snacks and you get to talk. The camera runs along for YouTube and records the results.

It's about relevant and exciting topics that shape and define Berlin in all its facets. After a brief introduction, a moderator introduces the topic of the round table with specific questions and stories.

  • Thefirst WG took place on 10 September 2019 on the theme "Berlin as a place of longing". 
  • In the second WG on October 15th we talked about the "Berlin Identity and Little Homeland". 
  • The third WG on 19 November 2019 discussed the "The Pride of Hardness".
  • Die fourth WG am 10 December 2019 was about "The Nostalgia of Freedom".
  • In the fifth WG on January 25, 2020, the "Limits of Tolerance" were discussed with representatives of Berlin sports.
  • In the sixth WG on 27 February we have met with close Berliners on the topic of "common good".
  • The seventh WG on 23 March on the "doer mentality" will examine the question of whether Berlin can develop into the solution capital.
  • The eighth WG in April will discuss whether Berlin has a duty to lead the way and should stand for the whole of Germany.
[Translate to English:] Joab Nist (c) Nina Maul

7th Talk Round: "Can-do mentality"

Will be postponed: On excursion in Berlin at the Motion Lab in Berlin-Treptow

"Each to his own" or "City of togetherness"? Discuss with us!

Moderation: Joab Nist (Notes of Berlin)

In the course of the studies to update the Berlin mission statement, it was noted, among other things, that Berliners no longer want the city to be constantly associated with chaos, failure and failure. Berlin can do more: the city's innovative strength is rated very highly in international rankings. Berlin is creative and strongly influenced by a "roll up your sleeves and through" mentality. Berliners are also inventive in everyday life and find their own solutions, sometimes in unconventional ways.

How do you see that? Are Berliners particularly talented in finding their own solutions? And can and should Berlin develop into the solution capital?

NEW: The seventh Berlin WG will also not meet at the usual WG table in a Berlin apartment, but will go to the "Motion Lab", Berlin's largest machine park for prototyping, coworking and community in Berlin-Treptow, and discuss with Berlin movers and shakers. 

Would you like to share your opinion and ideas about Berlin in our shared flat? Then apply now! Up to 10 participants per WG will be selected. All Berlin-WGs take place in German language.

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