Introductory session: Registering an Association in Germany
06 April 2022

Introductory session: Registering an Association in Germany

The Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS), Jeem and Nawras invite all German-non-speaking organizations, collectives and individuals interested in Registering as an Association (“eingetragener Verein” or e.V) in Germany to an introductory session on the registration process and the recently-released “Roadmap to Registering an Association in Germany.” 

Hosted by Al-Film - Arab Film Festival Berlin at Silent Green Kulturquartier (Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin) on 23 April, 15:15-16:30 CET, the session will bring together Furat Abu Hashhash (NAAS), Dalia Othman (Jeem), Zain Saleh (Nawras) in a moderated conversation by Marion Schmidt.

In this session, we will go through the unique transitional experience of each of the three collaborators and discuss the conditions that brought about the production of their collaborative step-by-step guide. Our conversation will also focus on insights and tools gathered in the guide and how they could help organizations navigate this registration process successfully.


Roadmap to Registering an Association in Germany” is the outcome of a collaboration between Jeem, NAAS e.V., and Nawras e.V.. It is a free educational tool, available in Arabic and English and in online and print versions.


Participation in the session is limited. To attend, please register here.


About The Speakers:

Dalia Othman is the project manager of Jeem.me an Arabic language website producing knowledge on topics related to gender, sex and sexuality. Prior to that, she worked on the Gender & Tech project at Tactical Tech, with a research focus on Online Gender Based Violence. Between 2013 and 2015, Dalia was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and MIT’s Center for Civic Media where she spent her time researching online activism in the Arabic-speaking World. She holds an MA from NYU’s Media and Culture and Communication program.

Zain Saleh, Programme manager at Nawras e.V.
Zain Saleh is a Syrian Writer, editor and translator based in Berlin, Germany. He holds a BA in Media from Damascus University, he also studied theater at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts – Syria. He is currently writing his thesis for a postgraduate diploma in Arts and International Cooperation at the Zhdk (Zürich Academy of Arts, Zürich, Switzerland). He works in fields of cultural management, translation, editing and dramaturgy. He received a grant from AFAC for creative and critical writings in 2018 and wrote his first theater play “Beit Al Sit Tahira”, published by Mamdouh Adwan Publishing House 2020.

Furat Abu Hashhash  is the administrative and financial manager of NAAS network. He studied Finance and Administration at the University of Jordan in Amman and Development Management at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He was the cultural program coordinator at the Goethe-Institute Ramallah. At the Goethe-Institute, he was responsible for the film section, curating film programs and co-organizing local and regional film festivals. He has coordinated  workshops for filmmakers and the then-only film pitching platform in the country, Ramallah DOC. Moreover, Furat has developed and implemented the Cultural Management Academy Palestine and organized various capacity building programs for cultural managers and development professionals. 

Marion Schmidt is a freelance project manager and consultant for individuals and organisations based in Berlin. Her field of expertise is in project management and organisational development in the international documentary, arts and development sector. She has worked and lived in the UK, Germany and Egypt and works internationally.

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