MitSprache Congress 2018

The Council of Victims and Survivors – Expert Committee of the Independent Commissioner for Child Sexual Abuse Issues invites Victims and Survivors of sexualised violence and their supporters to attend the congress

When?Friday, 14th September 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (including an optional evening programme) and
 Saturday, 15th September 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where?Jugendgästehaus am Hauptbahnhof, Lehrter Str. 68, 10557 Berlin

Following the MitSprache Congress in 2016, we would once again like to open up opportunities for exchanging knowledge and experience, and to make room for creative ideas and performances. Together, we want to take a critical look at political decisions and processes regarding child sexual abuse. To that end, we intend to discuss a variety of topics from the perspectives of victims and survivors in workshops and panels. We would like to absorb the stimuli and ideas resulting from the Congress and integrate them into our future work. The Congress offers an opportunity to network both at national and at international level.

You can sign up for the MitSprache Congress and also obtain further information on the following site:

As already announced, we want to remind you that the 45th Berlin Marathon will take place at the same time. We therefore urgently recommend that you look for accommodation as early as possible, if required. You also have the option to reserve a hotel room here – but please note that our quota is limited.

The Congress will be taking place at a church related venue. We intend to have a creative and discursive interaction with the location. As far as possible, no religious symbolism will be visible. Attendance at the Congress is free of charge. We are unable to cover your travel and accommodation expenses. We would ask international guests to get in touch with us individually should you encounter problems financing your journey and stay to attend the Congress.

You can also find details on the programme, as well as additional information on the website as well as on our Facebook page.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in September – whether for the first time or once again!

The Council of Victims and Survivors