About

A group of students founded Beyond Borders in November 2017. It is a young association aiming to implement bespoke projects.
We want to contribute sustainably to overcoming borders which frustrate people’s living together in harmony. Our approach focuses on face-to-face encounter and exchange to promote tolerance and solidarity. We support being respectful towards our social and ecological environment.

Our projects usually address different levels. We like to organise projects that combine theoretical approaches with direct help. Furthermore, we conceive our target groups as broad and multi-layered as possible.

For example, an international workcamp, like Beyond Borders’ project “International Youth for Refugees” that took place in August 2017 and in March 2018 for a second time. Volunteers from various countries were invited to Hamburg for two weeks to help refugees. Together with Beyond Borders members, they offered an exciting holiday programme for children from Hamburg and from a local refugee’s camp. In addition, the international volunteers got in touch with refugees of their age. The project aims to raise intercultural awareness, motivate discourse and encourage further participation.

Beyond Borders’
projects are versatile. We are excited which is going to be our next.

Who we are

We are a group of around twenty young people from Hamburg, Bremen and other German cities, with an interest for intercultural work and active involvement in social projects. We are convinced that a little bit of courage and creativity can move a lot. That’s why we develop projects tackling what we would like to change most in our reality.

Meet Beyond Borders’ board:

Marthe Meier | *1st of March 1997 | Studies philosophy and german language & literature in Hamburg
Leyla Olberding | *18th of September 1997 | Studies political science and cultural anthropology in Bremen
Alessandra Wildenhain | *21st of April 1997 | Studies media and communication in Hamburg