The idea behind the Meet Ups is that many people want to get involved but they do not know where to start. Here, they are able to find the project that precisely accords with their interest. “The most recent pitches included one for a centre where bereaved children and teenagers can mourn and another for a totally fun app that will help you relax and not do anything,” says Saskia Rudolph. “The mix is so exciting, and no idea is too small to present at our Meet Ups.”
Encouraging developments in Dresden
In the meantime, they have been approached with so many projects that a five-strong team of volunteers is no longer able to cope. Therefore, lassesunstun has been maintaining a database in order to match teams and sponsors even better. If an initiative or project needs legal advice, Saskia Rudolph and her team can quickly check if they have someone on their books offering that particular service.
The concept is bearing fruit: a comic strip on equal rights and sexism, which won the backing of the organisation last year, was awarded the Women’s Prize of the SPD in March 2018. And the network has seen some encouraging developments in Dresden too. “I have the feeling that there is a lot going on right now,” says Saskia Rudolph with great satisfaction.