Initiative "Respekt! Time for Diversity, Time for Sustainability"

The initiative "Respekt!" at H-BRS addresses various aspects of diversity and sustainability. Mutual recognition, appreciation, acceptance and understanding of different personalities and interaction are strengthened. The initiative "Respekt!" was founded by the Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity together with the Presidential Representative for Diversity of the H-BRS and the International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE).

Overview | Respekt! programme | event series 2020

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Source: Respekt! Photo Contest

Respekt! at H-BRS means to me... | exhibition | entire action period

Visit the photo exhibition "Respekt! at H-BRS means to me...". The exhibited contributions are the result of a photo contest of the initiative "Respekt! Time for Diversity, Time for Sustainability". Among the numerous entries, the photos of this exhibition were chosen as the winners.

 

 

Target group: public
Event language: German and English
Registration: no registration required

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Music unites a collaborative playlist | hands-on activity | entire action period | online

Diversity, sustainability, empowerment and change – What songs do you associate with these topics? In this hands-on activity, you will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a collaborative Spotify playlist throughout the entire Respekt! action period.

Target group: public
Event language: German and English
Registration: no registration required

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Read, listen and see diversity! | hands-on activity | entire action period | online

The H-BRS University and District Library presents videos with book tips on feminism, racism and "environmental protection at home", as well as a media exhibition with books on diversity and sustainability.

Target group: public
Event language: German and English
Registration: no registration required

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Cook deliciously – and fair! | hands-on activity | entire action period | online

The Fairtrade-University steering group of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences shows how to create a delicious menu with Fairtrade products. Appetizer, main course and dessert for a Fairtrade menu will be published on Instagram during the Respekt! action week.

Target group: public
Event language: German and English
Registration: no registration required

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Podcasts: Sustainability n times of the corona virus | information | 10.00 – 11.00 am | online

The GreenOffice presents a podcast series on the impact of the corona virus on various sustainability issues. Together with various actors at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS) an exchange takes place on how the corona virus affects the areas of fair trade, racism and climate.

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: no registration required

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8sam! – information stand | information | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

The project 8sam! – against racism and religiously motivated extremism invites everyone to visit the information stand. Receive information about the projects and support opportunities of 8sam!

8sam! is the Partnership for Democracy in Sankt Augustin. It is supported by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: no registration required

Due to the current corona pandemic situation, the event cannot take place in presence. As soon as an alternative is found, we will announce it here.

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Tips and tricks on waste prevention and zero waste | workshop | 16.00 – 17.30 pm | online

In this online workshop, the GreenOffice shows how waste can be avoided simply and effectively in everyday life.

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: until 08 November 2020 here. You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Autism – An autobiographical report | lecture | 18.00 – 19.30 pm

Julian Leske travels to German-speaking universities to give students an insight into the reality of his autistic life, engage in conversations and refute or even confirm clichés. In a lecture followed by a discussion, Julian Leske talks about his life with autism.

Due to the current corona pandemic situation, the event will be postponed to spring 2021. As soon as the concrete date is fixed, we will announce it here.

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International Get Together | hands-on activity | 18.00 – 20.00 pm | online

At this networking event, the International Office would like to give all students who are interested in intercultural exchange or in a stay abroad the opportunity to network with international students and exchange students of the university and to exchange information about their home countries.

Target group: Students of H-BRS
Event language: English
Registration: until 8 November 2020 via email to welcome.centre@h-brs.de. You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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"Von Herzen schwul" – A play | film, theatre & dialogue | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

The project 8sam! – against racism and religiously motivated extremism invites for an interactive play on the topic of homosexuality.

Target group: young people from 13 years of age, teachers, pedagogues and social workers
Event language: German
Registration: until 6 November 2020 via email to Kerem Aslan (info@8sam.nrw)

Due to the current corona pandemic situation, the event cannot take place in presence. As soon as an alternative is found, we will announce it here.

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Meeting and countering Homophobia with theatre pedagogy | workshop | 12.30 – 15.00 pm

In addition to the play "Von Herzen schwul", the artist Thomas Wißmann offers an educational theatre workshop on homophobia. The workshop is based on the question: How can the participants be with and in front of other people – authentic, credible and relaxed?

Target group: young people from 13 years of age, teachers, pedagogues and social workers
Event language: German
Registration: until 6 November 2020 via email to Kerem Aslan (info@8sam.nrw)

Due to the current corona pandemic situation, the event cannot take place in presence. As soon as an alternative is found, we will announce it here.

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Respekt! Karneval Challenge | hands-on activity | from 11.11 am on | online

On 11.11. at 11:11 am the Karneval season begins. Join the Respekt! Karneval Challenge and win great prizes!

Target group: public
Event language: English
Registration: no registration required

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Study and internships abroad | information | 13.00 – 15.00 pm | online

With this online information session, the International Office addresses all students who are interested in a stay abroad.

Target group: Students of H-BRS
Event language: German and English
Registration: until 8 November 2020 via email to outgoing@h-brs.de. You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Acting in a climate-friendly manner – Can I do that? | workshop | 16.00 – 17.30 pm | online

The Campus to World project of H-BRS organises an interactive World Café on climate-friendly action in the framework of the project "CitizenLab: Education for Sustainable Development".

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: until 2 November 2020 via email to Sigrid McCaskill (sigrid.mccaskill@h-brs.de). You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Diversity and Democracy | lecture | 17.00 – 18.15 pm | online

In this online lecture, the Department of Social Policy and Social Security Studies provides an insight into theoretical and practical aspects of the relationship between diversity and democracy.

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: until 7 November 2020 via email to Carolina Tobo Tobo (carolina.tobo-tobo@h-brs.de). You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Zu sehen ist eine Gruppe von Studierenden, welche dem 2+2 Programm der H-BRS angehören.
Source: own picture by the students of the 2+2 Programme

Chinese cuisine – A virtual cooking course | hands-on activity | 16.00 – 18.00 pm | online

The Chinese students of the 2+2 Programme at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, invite you to a culinary afternoon

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: until 31 October 2020 via email to Jill Marie Plascher (jillplascher@gmx.de). You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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The True Cost – Movie screening | film, theatre & dialogue | 18.00 – 20.00 pm

The GreenOffice invites you for the movie screening of the documentary "The True Cost - Who Pays The Price For Our Clothing". The documentary critically examines the effects of fast fashion.

Target group: public
Event language: German and English
Registration: until 06.11.2020 here

Due to the current corona pandemic situation, the event cannot take place in presence. As soon as an alternative is found, we will announce it here.

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STARK Career: Working in Germany | workshop | 10.00 – 17.00 pm | online

The STARK project of the Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (ZWT) at H-BRS organises an online workshop on working in Germany for all international students.

Target group: international students of H-BRS
Event language: German and English
Registration: until 10 November 2020 via LEA. You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Open Doors – Queer experiences | workshop | 12.00 – 15.00 pm | online

Queerheinbach, the Lgbt+ Group at the Rheinbach Campus, organises a workshop on the topic of LGBTQ+. The aim of the workshop is to exchange personal stories, develop solutions and provide food for thought.

Target group: public
Event language: German and English
Registration: until 12 November 2020 via email to Eandry Julian Fiedler (eandryfiedler@gmail.com)

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Consumer behaviour and old clothes: FEMNET informs | workshop | 14.00 – 16.30 pm | online

Learn more about consumer behaviour and old clothes in this online seminar with FEMNET e.V.

FEMNET is a non-profit organisation that promotes women's rights in the global garment industry through political commitment, educational and advisory work and a solidarity fund.

Target group: public
Event language: German
Registration: until 12 November 2020 via email to greenoffice@h-brs.de. You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Zu sehen ist ein junger Mann mit Kappi, welcher mit dem rechten Arm der Kamera einen angebissenen Burger entgegenstreckt.
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Eating more sustainable as a student | lecture | 18.00 – 19.00 pm | online

Together with the NRW Consumer advice centre (Verbraucherzentrale NRW) the GreenOffice organises an interactive lecture on the topic of "Appreciation of food – how can I eat more sustainably in everyday life as a student?"

Target group: students
Event language: German
Registration: until 15 November 2020 via email to greenoffice@h-brs.de. You will receive the link to the event after registration.

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Also this year, we are organizing the Respekt! Rally to accompany the Respekt! action weeks. "Respekt! makes you a winner": take part in the Respekt! Rally and win great prizes!

For more information about this year's Respekt! Rally click on the yellow link button

The diversity of modern society, influenced by globalization and demographic change, also influences H-BRS. The people who study, live and work with us are very diverse. This diversity is a treasure that we welcome and value. Diversity leads to ideas, innovations and new perspectives, broadens horizons. The appreciation of others and of being different is a central value of our democratic society. 

The initiative receives strong support from all H-BRS departments and also offers actors in the Bonn/Rhine-Sieg region the opportunity to place their topics in cooperation with our university. The initiative flourishes on the great commitment and strong motivation of a wide variety of partners. 

"Respekt!" does not focus on certain dimensions of diversity, it fosters togetherness. The topics of the events change and focus on different aspects of diversity.

glückliche Studentinnen und Studenten

The diversity of the events becomes particularly visible every year during an activity period. During this period of time various events (e.g. workshops, lectures, exhibitions, hands-on actions) are offered by internal and external players. The events are open to all university members and interested citizens.

A highlight of the “Respekt!” activity period in 2016 was the signing of the "Charter of Diversity". The University of Applies Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg thus joined by now more than 3,000 supporters of the idea of diversity, including more than 100 universities.

Programme 2019

Programme 2018

Programme 2017

Programme 2016

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The winners

Respekt! Photo Contest

Take a look at the winning pictures of the photo contest "Respekt! at H-BRS means to me..."

Current university-wide activities:

As part of the "Respekt!" initiative, the equality body supported the campaign "Pencils make girls strong". By recycling pencils, the grassroots movement Women’s World Day of Prayer Germany provided resources for a team of teachers and psychologists who enabled 200 Syrian girls (and also some boys) to attend school in a refugee camp in Lebanon. At H-BRS about 38 kg of material was collected! The campaign was successfully completed in January 2019 with the total collection of 23 tonnes empty pencils and a fundraising sum of 33,000 Euros.

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