Can you make democratic processes work the way you can fix broken objects? Let’s just try it! Selbstwerkstatt e.V. and the journalism project Emerenz are therefore joining forces on Friday, November 10, from 5 to 9 p.m.: While Selbstwerkstatt is hosting a repair café, a democracy café by and with Emerenz will take place at the same time. Of course, with coffee, cake and small snacks.

Since its start in 2020, visitors and volunteer repairers have been regularly repairing broken items together at the Self Workshop. Helping people to help themselves is the motto. Everyone is allowed to join in, ask questions, express ideas – and no distinctions are made when it comes to the items either: an old, cheap appliance is inspected and repaired just as carefully as a new, expensive one.

In the Democracy Café, we approach social concerns and democratic processes in the same way. No matter what topics and problems are brought along, together we develop ideas for solutions. Here, too, help for self-help is the order of the day, instead of waiting for politicians or administrators to take the initiative. As inspiration, Emerenz has invited the people whose stories the journalism project tells: People who make society a little better through their ideas and commitment.

Registration is not necessary, but makes sense in the case of the self-workshop, so that the right tools are ready. A short e-mail to is sufficient.

Location: Montessori School, Spitalhofstraße 37a, Passau.
Time: Friday, November 10, 2023, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission free

Contact person: Karin Polz


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