Comparative Research Network e.V. (CRN)

The Comparative Research Network (CRN) was founded in 2007 and has worked since then in the field of non-formal adult, youth and VET education and research. CRN activities are divided in three vertical fields: research, education and publication. The research department aims to bring social sciences closer to society. Research fields are among others: European Borders, Civic Participation, Urban Issues, Peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue, diversity and citizens science. We are working on projects in Berlin with migrants on co-creating concepts of social integration, and in a wider scale on conversations of change and social cohesion and new concepts of diversity between local citizens and policy makers.

The training department is working on non-formal education in cross-sectoral approaches. Among other CRN is specialised in civic education and participation, cultural heritage, digital and media skills, storytelling, intercultural skills, green education, game-based learning and creative social entrepreneurship. The Education Dpt is implementing training activities, train-the-trainer courses. It is developing tool-kits, training plans and concrete tools such as online games, apps and handbooks.

Project Manager Rupert Hasterok