Advanced education for multipliers in refugee relief

Between august and december 2017, LAG conduced two projects for multipliers working in the field of refugee relief. The advanced trainings were financed by the federal office for migration and refugees.


A lot of People in Brandenburg are involved in projects for and with refugees, most of them on a voluntary basis. The project supported these people and acknowledged their dedication.


The first project supported internal work in organizations (e.g. public relations, work with digital tool); the second one mediated knowledge and methods for educational activities with refugees (e.g. working with traumatized refugees).

Project 1: professionalization of internal work


The advanced training mediated knowledge to professionalize the intern work in small non-profit NGOs. Part of that was to evaluate the work of the last months and to build up a strategy for the upcoming months. Each advanced training was created on basis of individual needs of the NGOs that took part.



  • Strategic planning: building up plans and workloads for the upcoming months. Which resources do we have to continue or work? How can we build up new partnerships? Which issues are relevant for refugees after their arrival in Germany?
  • Basics of public relations: how can we present our work in public? Knowledge about building up websites, writing press releases and media like newsletters, blogs will be mediated.
  • Digital tools for networking in rural areas: using digital media to get in touch with other organizations in the rural area in Brandenburg; digital tools to simplify work within NGOs.

Project 2: supporting multipliers in the field of refugee relief


The advanced trainings mediate knowledge and methods to enhance the work of voluntary refugee relief.



  • consumer protection for refugees: how can we prevent refugees from signing problematical contracts or taking on debts? Which information about consumer rights are needed, where can refugees get help?
  • support and empowerment for fled women in rural areas: How can we include fled women more directly in our activities? How can these women build up contacts to women's organizations in their neighbourhood?
  • Handling traumata: how can we support refugees struggling with traumata?
  • Work with refugee's biographys: acknowledging competences and qualifikations that refugees bring with them.