All BGZ projects target the actual need of the project partner. They are designed in order to produce useful and applicable results. We regard it as essential that sustainability of results is taken into consideration at the very beginning of the planning.
Very often the result is a product that can be utilized by other interested parties. These products are always documented, often in several languages. They are available from us or our partners in the form of leaflets, film, tool boxes or DVDs. Contact us, we will be happy to assist you.
Action Plan to Strengthen Berlin’s Games Industry
In recent years, Berlin has become a major games hotspot in Germany and Europe. With over 2 billion euros in revenue, Germany is one of the world’s leading markets for the computer and video game industry.
The attraction of the capital for international and domestic game developers is not only based on the city’s attractiveness with its cultural diversity and high quality of life, but also on the innovative environment and support of the State of Berlin with diverse initiatives and special funding opportunities, especially for young and creative companies.
Accompanied by the work in the BGI project and the discussions within Berlin’s games industry, various actors of the State of Berlin have dealt in detail with the question of which specific challenges the Berlin games landscape is facing and which supporting measures could be installed to cope with those challenges.
This action plan is a result of this process.
The Stranger in the Mirror – Film
DVD | 27 minutes | 2004
German | English subtitles
The short film “The Stranger in the Mirror” tells the bizarre and interesting tale of two colleagues of different nationalities. They have a row as a result of their individual and mutual prejudices. A short time later their bodies are swapped. The adversaries are compelled to deal with the life of the other for an indefinite time. The film is an educational product against Xenophobia at the workplace and aims to address young people in particular. The film is not intended to preach but rather to be thought-provoking and to stimulate discussion.
Umbau & KO – Blower Door – Film
Due to increased requirements concerning energy efficiency in buildings, the skilled worker is now facing new tasks. One of these tasks is the implementation of the EU buildings directive and the resulting new energy-saving regulation in Germany.
The film describes very clearly how building impermeability can be tested by using the “Blower Door” measuring procedure. It addresses training staff, technical instructors, construction specialists and persons interested and involved in energy efficient construction. It can be used as teaching material in further training courses, or shown in specialized lessons for trainees. In addition it is suitable for seminars, for information events or for presentation at conferences or workshops.
Awareness for Fairness – Tool boxes and leaflets
The teaching material supports the implementation of the “Orientation framework global development” of the Kultusministerkonferenz (Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany) in Berlin. In a most innovative way and with varied examples, the three tool boxes and two leaflets explain the subject “Learning in a global context”. They follow the quality criteria for global learning put forward by VENRO, Pädagogisches Werkstattgespräch (Educational Workshop conversation) and the new curricular requirements of the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science introduced in the school year 2012/2013.
ProIntegration – DigiTales – Films
The DigiTales method was developed by the BGZ in collaboration with our trans-national partners in the Equal development partnership ProIntegration. In this project, people can tell their story digitally in the shape of a mini film. Over a period of three days, they write their script and add photos and pictures for a short film of about two minutes in length.
The method is inexpensive and easily reproduced. The service and information platform “Lehrer-Online” (Teachers online) has designed a teaching unit on “DigiTales“. The completed “DigiTales” have been posted on the internet.
Active Health – Strategy paper
A strategy to increase the percentage of immigrants in health professions was formulated in cooperation with the Senate Department for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection in Berlin. The aim is to recruit “multipliers”, i.e., people who can disseminate information concerning the intercultural opening. The strategy is an integral part of the Master Plan Health.
The strategy paper contains recommendations for the establishment of a health network and to inform and raise the awareness of protagonists. The methodological approach is “Empowerment”. It targets not only senate departments, and general and vocational schools, but also the institutions of the public health service as an employer.