FEZ-Berlin is the largest non-profit children, youth and family centre in Europe. FEZ offers creative games, fun, and recreation withing its programme of education, adventure and culture. Having an outdoor area of 100.000 m² and an indoor area of 13.000 m² makes FEZ the ideal place for numerous events. It is being managed by nonprofit joint operating companies, the Kinder- und Jugendfreizeitzentrum and the Landesmusikakademie.. FEZ organises extracurricular educational projects for students and pupils of all ages, as well as international youth exchanges and events for children and families in the fields of European education, sustainable learning, culture, art, drama, music, media, ecology, technology, astronautics, a children’s museum, educational games, international and multicultural youth activities. These projects are the work of almost 100 permanent employees supported by approx. 15 interns, 4 European volunteers as well as 100 external trainers and 10 other helpers. Highlights of our events are music festivals, Europe weekend projects, inter-cultural festivals, puppet theater festivals - every weekend/holiday project in house has another theme. Holiday attractions such as "FEZitty- the children's capital " and the "Hogwarts School of Magic" are the bestsellers among our events.
FEZ-Berlin also welcomes refugees. FEZ supports, when possible, and works hard to build "bridges" for our new neighbours. Our sport hall was taken into consideration by the Regional Health and Social Authorities to become an emergency shelter for the refugees and it is being managed by L.I.T.H.U. gGmbH. Moreover, FEZ accommodates separately 23 unaccompanied minor refugees and offers them language support and other activities for their every day life. A big part of this work is managed by our European volunteers.
Two departments are involved in EVS with tutors experienced in youth and inter-cultural work, which involve themselves daily in the tasks and learning outcomes of the volunteers. A mentor also offers support for the volunteers on a weekly basis (with trainings and mediation as well as inter-cultural and work integration), also administrative support (with the accommodation, on arrival training, registration, opening a bank account, an Internet contract and German classes) as well as monthly evaluations of their learning outcomes and work satisfaction.
Carretera de Sant Vicent del Raspeig, s/n - 03690 Sant Vicent del Raspeig - Alacant - Tel.: 96 590 3400 - Fax: 96 590 3464