The Repair Café Netherlands Foundation is going to cooperate with a German partner organisation. Starting January 2014 the Stiftungsgemeinschaft anstiftung & ertomis will dedicate itself to spreading the Repair Café concept further in Germany. She will, among other things, act as a contact for German Repair Café groups and intends to organise a German Repair Café day in 2014.
Anstiftung & ertomis is a non-profit organisation which aims at promoting sustainability in daily life and connecting neighbors in new ways. She is active in projects for urban gardening and develops all sorts of activities in the field of DIY. The foundation, for example, operates a network of offene Werkstätten – open workplaces – in Germany.
The Repair Café Netherlands Foundation is very pleased with the cooperation. “Anstiftung & ertomis is a perfect match for us”, director Martine Postma says. “Promoting a sustainable lifestyle and connecting people are core objectives for us too. Furthermore it is wonderful to have a partner organisation in Germany, since the Repair Café is very popular there.”
At the moment there are about forty Repair Café locations in Germany. Given the size of the country, Postma estimates there should be room for hundreds more.