Although every transgression or assault is an individual incident in a specific situation, discrimination in the club context is usually structural and systematic, just like in the rest of society. This means that the challenges and problems are similar and we can learn a lot from each other and support each other in overcoming and dealing constructively with incidents of discrimination. We would like to address and use these needs and opportunities with our new peer counseling format for Berlin clubs for dealing with cases of discrimination.

Based on the systemic perspective, the peer counseling method makes it possible to use the wealth of ideas of a group to solve problems. Within this framework, we would like to bring together people from different trades from clubs, bars and collectives to carry out professionally guided collegial case counseling with regard to dealing with incidents of discrimination. The counseling will be led by a licensed mediator BM®, with a focus on anti-discrimination, and moderated by another person with practical experience in Berlin’s club culture.

Tuesday, October 15, 2024 – on site in Berlin

12.30-16:00 incl. 30 minute break

During the three hours, two anonymised case studies of 90 minutes each will be discussed.

Registration via mail:

For a successful registration we need the following data: Name, organisation, area of responsibility, email address, telephone number and a case study.

Please send us anonymised case studies from your club/collective that you would like to discuss. Two case studies will be selected to be discussed in the first session. Please describe the topic or the situation defined as a problem as precisely as possible. In order to maintain discretion, please do not mention specific names in the examples. 

The event will take place on site in Berlin and in English.

The target group is all trades (bar, awareness, door, management, public relations, artist care…) from club cultural institutions as well as organisers and people from collectives in the context of club culture.

Participation is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 15.


An offer of the Awareness Akdemie of the Club Culture Hub of Clubcommission Berlin e.V., funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion, Musicboard Berlin GmbH and the European Regional Development Fund – EFRE „Stärkung des Innovationspotentials in der Kultur -INP-III““.