During the 3rd transnational project meeting of the FairShares Lab project in Berlin at 23rd and 24th of August 2017 the 9 participants from 5 European countries visited “TUECHTIG” Germany’s first inclusive and barrier-free co-working space. Since early 2017 the TUECHTIG is running as a non-profit project of Kopf-Hand-Fuß gGmbH in Berlin and offers on 700 square meters space for effective work, conferencing and becoming creative.
“Whether you come from Berlin or Baghdad, you’re blind, you are hard of hearing or sitting in a wheelchair. It’s enough if you’re just you. We offer you the best working conditions for your project. That is our stated goal and our claim, “explains Stefanie Trzecinski from the KOPF, HAND + FUSS gGmbH, which operates the co-working space.
So far, there is no community office in Germany, where people with and without handicap have the ability to work without obstacles – or even next to each other. With a holistic and inclusive approach TUECHTIG closes the gap: barrier-free rooms and technologies, sophisticated furniture concepts, but above all through the use of job assistants – and, if necessary, also through psychological support.
TUECHTIG wants to offer a place for working, thinking, exchanging and learning, a people welcoming any starting place. The collaboration of young and old, of people with and without disabilities, German and non-German, employed and self-employed is a fundamental characteristic and basis how the TUECHTIG is working. This breeding ground of creative ideas is also empowered by accompanying events, mentoring programs, start-up offers, expert salons and networking with the economy. The leading slogan of TUECHTIG is: “Everyone should work and can earn own money”.
TUECHTIG will also host the pilot activities of FairShares Lab project in Berlin. All partner are wishing good luck and every time many visitors.