March 2021 / Sub-project “User’s Participation”

At the beginning of March, we completed our last group discussion and are now starting the evaluation. We would like to thank all participants for their interest, their commitment and the exciting discussions!



The date for the first research-practice exchange meeting (FoPra) has been set: On April from 12.00 to 14.00 the practice partners and researchers of the geste project will meet in the digital space. We are looking forward to a stimulating exchange.

Announcement/ Subproject “User’s Participation”

We are pleased to announce the publication of “Interessenvertretung in der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe. Zur (Un-)Möglichkeit von Teilhabe an der Gesellschaft zwischen institutioneller Steuerung und Selbstorganisation“ in Sozial Extra 5/21.

Together with colleagues from the Technical University of Cologne, the University of Osnabrück, the University of Hamburg, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences as well as the Protestant University of Applied Sciences for Social Work and Social Welfare Hamburg, we will examine questions of the social and institutional safeguarding and effectiveness of interest representation and self-organisation in the areas of educational assistance, youth association work and open child and youth work.

November 2020 

The “geste” Website is now online !

Oktober 2020 / Subproject “Professionals’ Participation”

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Menz, University of Hamburg, had given a lecture about the topic.

Oktober 2020 / Subproject “User’s Participation”

To inform in residential care and possible Interviewees about our project we are on YouTube now!

What ist geste ? A short informational video (german) about our project, presented by Zoe and Kathrin.



Oktober 2020 / Subproject “User’s Participation”

At the moment we are preparing Workshops and Interviews on the subject of “User’s Participation in residential care”.