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Helene Weber-College

The cross-party network strengthens women active in local politics

The Helene Weber-College is a cross-party, nationwide platform for women in local politics. The college came into being in the context of the Helene Weber Award for outstanding women in local politics, which was first awarded in 2009. As we got to know the first group of award winners, it quickly became apparent that women benefit greatly from cross-party networking.

The college got off the ground in 2011. A central component is the regular mentoring programs, where experienced female local politicians make themselves available as mentors to interested young women. Several hundred women have since taken part in the programs; two-thirds of the participants have subsequently entered local politics. In addition, the College’s website “Frauen Macht Politik” provides up-to-date information, tips for campaigns and public relations work (and make sure to check out a short film of the same name!). Once a year, a nationwide “Kommunalcampus” is held in Berlin.

Reverse mentoring is also exciting: usually, younger women give “seasoned” local politicians tips and training in how to use social media most effectively.

Zielgruppe

Local politicians, mayors, committed women

Partner*innen

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Zeitraum

Since 2011

Ein weiteres Element bilden die mehrtägigen Workshops für politisch interessierte junge Frauen und Mädchen: „It’s our turn! Politik braucht Vielfalt – Politik braucht Dich“.  2016 konnten erstmals zwei Workshops durchgeführt werden, die sich ausdrücklich auch an Mädchen mit Fluchtgeschichte wendeten.

Mehr über das Projekt

Das Helene Weber Kolleg bietet mit dem Onlineportal www.frauen-macht-politik.de weitere Informationen zum Kolleg und zu den Helene Weber Preisträgerinnen.

Außerdem finden Interssierte dort umfangreiches Basiswissen zur Kommunalpolitik und eine Sammlung „Guter Beispiele“ zur Gewinnung von Frauen. Literaturtipps, ausführliche Kontakthinweise und Links runden das Angebot ab.

Kontakt

Wenden Sie sich bei Fragen zu dem Projekt gerne an die verantwortliche Ansprechpartnerin:

Cécile Weidhofer
Director

+49 (30) 3087760-61

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[Translate to English:] Weitere Projekte

2022 – 2025
Diversity & equal opportunities

The Alliance "Together Against Sexism"

The undersigned organizations have a common goal: A society without sexism and sexualized violence.

Since 2009
Politics & Participation

Helene Weber-Award

Young talent award for outstanding achievements by women in local politics.

2021–2024
Politics & Participation

Action Program Municipality

Municipalities are supported through various measures increase the share of women in their work