Yearly Archives: 2015

Full House at the Merhaba – Second MENA Network Event a Huge Success

For the second time the 14km team organised a network evening for experts and aficionados of the MENA region. This time it took place at the Restaurant Merhaba in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. As in the year before the response was great - many interested people came to meet in a relaxed after-work atmosphere and to exchange and discuss ideas, plans and projects regarding the MENA region. On 19 March 2014, around 50 participants from NGOs/associations, academia, social initiatives, the media, administration as well as business and trade found together to chat, inspire and become inspired, discuss ideas and initiate cooperations, whether professional or voluntary. After a short welcome note by Andreas Fricke from 14km, who introduced the guests to some of the projects implemented by 14km in 2014, the participants proceeded to enjoy an evening full of interesting conversations, oriental specialties, photos from the 14km arquive, and atmospheric live music presented by the professional oud player Evren Can Kaman. Among the guests who had registered for the event were representatives of a broad range of different institutions, including for example the following but also quite a number of individual guests: Action Syria – Tamer Alawan & Friends e.V. Brot für die Welt Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Berliner Missionswerk BMW-Stiftung CRISP – Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V. Democracy Reporting International gGmbH DAFG – Deutsch-Arabische Freundschaftsgesellschaft e.V. Deutsche Welle Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Eurient e.V. Freie Universität Berlin Ghorfa – Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V. Grüne Jugend Klaus Schwarz Verlag OMRAS – Organisation für Menschenrechte in den Arabischen Staaten e.V. Programmbüro Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative Schoolclash e.V. ZMO – Zentrum Moderner Orient Given that the interest in this year's MENA network event was even greater than the successful last time, it is just a matter of time until we will organise our next MENA network evening. We cordially thank everyone for coming and look forward to seeing you again! Organisation (14km): Andreas Fricke, Anja Gebel, Caroline Bunge, Evin Kücükali, Helena Burgrova, Houssein Ben Amor, Pauline Trueck, Premek Zboncak, Sama Younes und Steffen Benzler. Fotography (14km): Caroline Bunge

14km and closer – MENA Network Evening – Thursday 19 March 6.30pm

INVITATION 14km and closer – MENA Network Evening with Oud Live Performance On March 19 from 6.30pm onwards at Restaurant Merhaba Greifswalder Straße 4, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg   14km e.V. invites you to an afterwork MENA network evening: in order to get to know other interesting people, exchange experiences and get creative. The event brings together different kinds of people who deal with the North African/Middle Eastern region (in main profession or as volunteers). In a relaxed environment you will have the opportunity to make contacts for your work in and with the region – accompanied by Evren Can Kaman and his oud. Since we would like to provide a network platform for people from many different fields of work, feel free to forward this invitation to other interested persons – for example from science, NGOs/associations, social initiatives, political foundations, media, arts and culture, politics and administration, and business. We look forward to an inspiring exchange! Participation is free, yet due to limited space please RSVP via email to Tasty Oriental food and drinks can be purchased at the location. We look forward to welcoming you there! The 14km team