Mindchangers Fuckup Night for funding and project funding

On Thursday, 20 June 2024, 17:00 – Open End at StadtPalais StadtPalais – Museum for Stuttgart, we want to work with you to break the culture of error in project funding in order to learn together from mistakes and failures.

When it comes to funding and project implementation, we usually want to show our best side and reassure the funding institutions that the funds are in good hands with us and that we will use them effectively - without any problems or mistakes. We also know that our plans rarely work out exactly as we intended.

With our Fuckup Night* we want to show the problematic side of our mostly flawless planning and processes and break the stigma that only “fuck-up-free” organizations can be supported.

Fuckup Nights are non-judgmental spaces in which we not only openly share our biggest mistakes with one another, but also celebrate them, precisely because we can learn an incredible amount from one another. This requires courage and trust. The format thrives on these two elements and is only effective if everyone present is prepared to stand on stage and talk about things that didn't go according to plan. We therefore want to invite anyone who is interested to take part in our Fuckup Night with mistakes, failures and trust in their luggage and to put humanity in the foreground in our organizations. We at Mindchangers do not exclude ourselves from this. In the last three and a half years we have been able to celebrate many successes, but at the same time it has also been a real hurdle race for us - which we are happy to share with you.

When registering, we therefore ask you to indicate whether you are willing to give a 10-minute presentation about your own mistakes and mishaps, as well as the solution or lessons learned. Of course, we also fully understand those who don't like being in the spotlight and would rather share their fuck-ups anonymously. That's why we have included an area in the registration where fuck-ups can be entered. We will then read these out at the event without mentioning the organizations, people or project titles.

The event begins at 17:00 p.m. in the StadtPalais in Stuttgart and is only possible with registration. Apart from a small ice breaker, there is no agenda for this event, as it is an open format. We plan to let the open part of the event end at around 19:00 p.m. Afterwards, all participants are invited to spend the evening networking as part of the Palais Après to end the evening. As always, snacks and drinks are provided!

We will gladly reimburse the travel costs for participation in accordance with the state travel expenses law.

* Fuckup Night is the official name of a format whose goal is to establish a constructive culture of error in which participants admit their own failures, learn from them and pass on their experiences to others. This is intended to establish an error-friendly culture in order to increase the ability to innovate and mutual acceptance. The audience should be encouraged to deal openly with mistakes, to actively search for their causes and to see them as an opportunity for growth. Learning that others also make mistakes should also lead to better handling of conflicts and failures.

Here it goes for registration.

DNKT GLOBAL – sharing perspectives for a sustainable future

Is education for sustainable development important to you? Would you like to learn more about global challenges from the perspective of the global south and share your knowledge with others? Then register now for DNKT GLOBAL – a project by DG! in cooperation with Starkmacher eV

What awaits you?
Develop an awareness of global challenges together with experts from the Global South (speakers from North and South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia), network with other interested parties and develop an ESD workshop to multiply the results.

The project takes place on two dates:
Fri, 26.01.24/12/00 from 15:00 - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. (CEST) via Zoom
Fri, 01.03.24 from 12:00 p.m. – Sat, 02.03.24 until 14:00 p.m. in Mannheim

what do you bring
Are you between 16 and 27 years old, have good English skills and are already committed to ESD or are you very interested in ESD and the SDGs? Then join us and experience three days full of knowledge and empowerment.

To register or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sabine, the project manager (Sabine.Scherer@denkglobal.org).

Young Congress: Globally responsible. Together for local climate protection.

The noticeable effects of the climate crisis are increasing with every year. This urgency prompted us to organize the “Young Congress – Globally Responsible. Together for local climate protection.” to bring into being. It is time to become locally proactive - because Baden-Württemberg's cities and communities are at the heart of change.

Our goal is to strengthen the engagement of young people in the municipalities and to build a bridge between them and the municipal representatives.

This congress is a springboard for young people:

raise your voice: A forum to be heard and to have an active influence on climate protection locally.
Learn & Grow: Engage in direct exchange with decision-makers to better understand and use politics and administration.
Designing together: Contributing to real, locally implementable solutions that will shape the future.

The Young Congress offers a rare opportunity for local representatives:

networks: Exchange with young, committed people who bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas.
Understand: Find out directly what concerns, hopes and expectations the next generation has for their local decision-makers.
Act: Developing joint strategies that are not only climate-friendly, but also youth-, citizen-friendly and practical.

We cordially invite you to the “Young Congress – Globally Responsible. Together for local climate protection!”

When? February 29, 2024, 11 a.m. to 16 p.m
Where? Nürtingen, K3N

Register now and actively shape the climate-friendly future of Baden-Württemberg!

Additional Information:

Travel costs: We will reimburse you for your travel costs.
Catering: Food and drinks will be provided during the event.
Certificates: We can issue certificates of attendance and school leave upon request.
Accessibility: Our event is barrier-free.

The event is funded by the European Union's Development Education and Outreach Program (DEAR).





Are you committed to global justice and living sustainability? Do you want to exchange ideas and network internationally with other young people?

Auf dem “Mindchangers Future Impact Summit – directing global change” you will meet other global impact makers! The Baden-Württemberg State Ministry and the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) invite you to take part in THE international event on young commitment and global justice.

Together with young people from Mindchangers projects in Baden-Württemberg, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania and Spain as well as Rudi Hoogvliet, the State Secretary for Development Policy, representatives from politics, municipalities, NGOs and science, we will discuss your innovative approaches to the UN -Agenda 2030, which serves as impulses and demands in the Mindchangers Stuttgart Declaration be held and passed on to the EU.

A little sneak peek of the program:
Art performances, international keynotes, roundtables with experts and EU stakeholders, the EU-wide Mindchangers Community, our Gallery of Change and, above all, a get-together where you can meet new people over food & drinks and good music You can make contacts, deepen existing ones and perhaps even develop completely new ideas for young engagement together.

Do you want to be on our invitation mailing list? Then send us an email mindchangers@sez.de. On our Instagram channel @mindchangers_bw and here on our website we will keep you up to date! Stay tuned!

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