WIR MACHEN DAS – and this is who we are

WIR MACHEN DAS was founded by a network of 100 women from the cultural, artistic, academic, and journalistic fields under the umbrella of Wearedoingit e.V.. Today, the organisation focuses on four core areas: Literature accompanied by music, journalism, direct encounters and legal advice.

WIR MACHEN DAS initiates meet-ups and professional get-togethers, cultural projects, journalistic formats and legal advice in the context of migration and flight. WIR MACHEN DAS stands for an open, diverse society.

Our mission

We address all people in their expertise and not as people in need of help, because we know that different perspectives enrich the domestic discourse. Together we want to improve career prospects, as well as educational and networking opportunities. We support individual capabilities and create opportunities for exchange. This way, we strengthen the participation of people from regions in crisis. Together we shape a future in which immigration and diversity are seen as opportunities and enrichment.

Our projects

Writing On is a platform for literature and music. Authors* from regions in crisis work in partnership with German-speaking authors. The illustrated texts are published in the original language and also in German on the online portal. This opens doors to the local literary scene and enriches it. Additionally, numerous readings accompanied by music take place in well-known literary institutions.

The Journalistic Tandems tell stories from the immigration society. Journalists from regions in crisis work in partnership with German-speaking journalists. Their articles and videos are published in various local and national media, on social networks and in our online magazine.

Meet Your Neighbours initiates encounters to encourage cultural and professional exchange and understanding. Through meet-ups, readings and panel discussions, long-term residents of Germany and newcomers get to know each other. In bookshops, museums and libraries an exchange takes place which is enriching for all sides. Participation is welcome!

Our Legal Counselling for refugees is offered in emergency shelters free of charge in several languages. Lawyers specialised in asylum law* provide information on asylum procedures.

WIR MACHEN DAS –  Online Magazine

Since 2015, WIR MACHEN DAS has been publishing a wide range of stories and articles about migration and the pluralistic society in our online magazine. We are moved by the many people who are actively committed to realizing an equal, diverse society.
 Go to the Online Magazine here


Behind WIR MACHEN DAS, is a dedicated team that is working towards reaching our goals and visions: an open and plural society, for which migration is an asset. Get to know who we are here.