Board of Participation e.V.

The Board of Participation e.V. (BoP) is an international platform for exchange in the context of artistic and scientific research and practice. Experts from different academic and artistic fields work together on concepts of empowerment, community building and participation with a strong focus on interdisciplinary approaches. Beyond ideas of pure solidarity, the Board tries to strengthen forms of cooperation which are based on the talents, skills, ideas and competencies of people and not on their status or background, f.e. as a refugee. Mostly we are interested in helping establish new forms of

exchanging scientific and artistic ideas, of learning and mutual understanding. The goal of the Board is to support innovative projects and educational measurements to turn the term participation into a more precise one.
One key project is at the moment the “The Moving Network”, a research-based attempt to describe the role of multipliers within refugee communities. On the basis of interviews and common workshops, lectures and public events the project has gained a widely spread attention.
The Refugio Sharehouse, the

Damascus-in-Exile Space, the Museum for Communication and the Macromedia University headquarter of the Goethe Insitute in Munich, the University Basel, the Queens University in Belfast and conference meetings in Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Vienna had been places where the project was invited to explain the approach of the research work. Artists like Ramadan Ali, a successful actor, and musician who played lastly in Milo Raus piece “Empire” in Zurich, Paris and Graz, or Prof. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani, a well-known academic expert for organization theory, have

been members since the beginning and helped to communicate the special potentials of cooperation between the Arts and Sciences.

We are very often asekd for workshops and lectures. Please contact for these request our Educational Coordinator Mafalda Sandrini on the following  link:

Meet the Board

Prof. Dr. phil. Gernot Wolfram

Prof. Dr. phil. Gernot Wolfram

Co-Founder

I am a cultural scientist, writer, and publicist. I am an expert member of the Team Europe of the European Commission

Alicia Faridi

Alicia Faridi

Co-Founder, Project Manager

We live in a modern immigration country but mostly remain strange. With the help of the Board of Participation association,

Claire Burnill-Maier

Claire Burnill-Maier

is British born academic, currently engaged as a post-graduate researcher with the University of Leeds (UK).   Now resident in

Alen Tabakovic

Alen Tabakovic

Content Specialist

I am the Research Team Leader of The Moving Network. Holding a Master of Arts in International Journalism, I am

Rossella Salzillo

Rossella Salzillo

Cross-Media Art expert

Enthusiastic coordinator of internal communication and public relations for The Moving Network, she tries to bring her expertise inside of

Mafalda Sandrini

Mafalda Sandrini

Educational Coordinator

I strongly believe transcultural education is the key to create a more inclusive and participatory society able to encourage cultural

Dana Alomari

Dana Alomari

Online Communication Specialist

I am a Media & Communication Management Master graduate from Macromedia University. As a Digital Media expert and a well-experienced

Samir Hashimi

Samir Hashimi

Member

originally from Afghanistan, is a talented young professional, interested in the IT sector, in particular in working as network supporter;

Bashar Al-Rifai

Bashar Al-Rifai

Member

studied veterinary medicine at Al-baath University in Syria, and later worked as sales and public relation manager. In Berlin, he

Halah Alhayik

Halah Alhayik

Member

is from Aleppo, Syria, where she studied English literature at Aleppo University. After working as program officer, she got a