Let’s build bridges – Digital competence expansion for the International Mothers Center Network (MINE)

Project start: December 15. 2020 – Project end: December 31. 2022

The main objective of this project is to expand the digital and technical capabilities of the organisaton and the network. MINE wants to continue to expand the work in dialogue, in personal encounters and the “4 eyes principle” inherent in mothers’ centers with new forms of participation and make them available to our 1000 centers in 20 countries worldwide by creating digital dialogue and communication spaces. The formulated goals of the international network of mothers’ centers, to make the realities of life visible and to strengthen caring and lively neighborhoods, should also be digitally conveyed and implemented. In order to be able to stimulate and design new participation and learning experience projects in the future, we need the expansion of digital possibilities to be able to offer training courses and webinars.

The call to participate “Tell your story” will be used as an analogue form of dialogue for stimulating, active participation. Here, the small centers in particular are to be encouraged and supported to participate. After the project, the material will be used with publicity. In this way, the Eastern European centers and the mother and family centers in the newly established international MINE network are sustainably strengthened and actively involved. Making care and care work visible around the world in an ideal and material way is to serve as a central and unifying guiding theme of the network in the two-year period of the project. For this purpose, a joint publication, the storytelling project, is to be prepared digitally with videos in virtual walks and made accessible.

The future-oriented goal of the MINE network is to take up the quality standards of the “Grassroots Women’s International Academy” (GWIA) and the claim to best social practice (MINE was the winner of the UN Dubai Prize 2006 “for the best practices to improve the living Environment ”) to be fair again.
We strive to continue the exchange of knowledge in the form of a “MINE Academy” by expanding digital competence expansion and implementing targeted webinars, which can be implemented both digitally and analogously in the Danube region and internationally accessible.

Funding amount: EURO 60.000,00

Project is funded by the State Ministry of Baden-Würtemmberg Greater_coat_of_arms_of_Baden-Württemberg.svg


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Online Fundraising Courses with an International Expert

Do you want to start fundraising? Do you need donors, supporters, money to run your Mother Center?
We provide a 4 sessions fundraising webinar series for you with one of the most experienced international fundraiser expert, Liza Baranyai.

She provides interactive webinars about basics of fundraising (-strategy) and about fundraising and engagement communication, donor retention and many successful best practices around the world.  Join the webinars!

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MINE Fridays

In times of physical distance we all are developing new routines. Mothercenters might be closed, but hearing already so many stories from around the world, we know this doesn’t stop in showing social solidarity and connection in a generously and creative way.

So we are inviting you to our call every first Friday of the month 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Join us and let’s talk about our biggest challenges, how we cope with the situation and let’s support each other!

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Equal Care Day

MINE Friday Zoom “Let’s build bridges” followed this year’s Equal Care Day of Action. We strive for a world in which care work is visible and recognized. If you missed the conversation, you can still watch the recorded video.

Unser Raum

Am Sonntag, 28. April 2019 um 18 Uhr eröffnen wir im Projektraum St. Maria als Eine Fotoausstellung mit Bildern des Stuttgarter Fotografen Frederik Laux und Interviews mit Bewohner*innen einer Romasiedlung in Belgrad.

Case Studies

Die Möglichkeiten politischer Beteiligung der internationalen Mütterzentren im Vergleich

By Manuela Stein da Silva Barbosa

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