The project CAST YOUR VOICE aims to co-develop pathways and tools with newcomers in order to better raise their voice in public discourses

“create more platforms”

“State and local governments should work together with civil society organizations, migrant representative bodies and refugee-led organizations to create more platforms that bring together refugees and asylum seekers with the general population to discuss issues affecting their communities.”

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (2018): Political Participation of Refugees The Case of Afghan and Syrian Refugees in Germany

Project outputs

Train the trainer material

Learnings will be gathered in online and offline documentation afterwards covering issues of political participation and integration of newcomers in Eurppean societies for further use in newcomer communities and contexts.


The group concists of 11 students at German universities with refugee background interested in raising in raising the political participation of newcomers in Europe.

Workshop weekends

3 workshop weekends to develop, pilot and reflect approaches and tools for newcomers to raise their interests in public discourses and thus become more politically engaged in their host countries. More weekends to come ...

Project team

Julia Mehr

Ronny Röwert

Latest news

One week left: political participation for newcomers workshop weekend 2019 from 11th to 13th October in Hamburg

It is only one week left until the group of 15 courageous newcomer students from all over Germany will come together to discuss ways of political participation at the weekend […]

CAST YOUR VOICE invited to participate as good practice example in Capacity Building Workshop in Brussels

The team of CAST YOUR VOICE together with a former participant was more than happy to be invited to present all project learnings and experiences at the Together, Moving Forward […]

Workshop on political writing in tandem formats in Hamburg | January 20th 2019

News on migration are all over the media but seldom newcomers themselves speak on these issues. On January 20th, together with Flüchtling-Magazin we want to overcome barriers to reclaim newcomer […]

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