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Über den Tellerrand © Viktoria Cvetković | drawnfromlife.eu

Cooking:

A Tool for Social Cohesion

Illus­tra­tion and cover design for the Über den Tel­ler­rand Satel­lite Süch­teln, Ger­many for their appli­ca­tion for the Vol­un­t­ary Work Award of the Dis­trict of Viersen.

How to build rela­ti­ons bet­ween refu­gees and host com­mu­ni­ties, social cohe­sion and com­mu­nity based programming?

Über den Tel­ler­rand orga­ni­ses com­mu­nity events to encou­rage refu­gees, other immi­grants, and the sett­led popu­la­tion to meet tog­e­ther over food. At these events, peo­ple from seve­ral dif­fe­rent cul­tures cook, share and dis­cuss some of their favou­rite dis­hes. These events are dona­tion-based to allow as many peo­ple to attend as possible.

They also coör­di­nate refu­gee and other immi­grant-led coo­king clas­ses, led by excel­lent home cooks are who are pas­sio­nate about food. They meet in com­mu­nity kit­chens, work tog­e­ther to cook a meal, and then eat together.

For more infor­ma­tion in Eng­lish, please visit The Bet­ter Plate Com­mu­nity Colum­bus, the first US-based satel­lite of Über den Tel­ler­rand.

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