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The NGO Nest Berlin e.V. is a young umbrella organisation for promoting transnational youth mobility. We understand ourselves as a hub, helping other network partners to help young people to gain skills such as leadership, project management, NGO work, application writing and fundraising. NEST was co-founded by 4 leading NGOs in the field: Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO),  The Comparative Research Network (CRN), the InterCultural-Youth-Dialogue-Assocication (IYDA) and Mitosis Coworking Space.

Thanks to our partner network with organisations from Germany, Italy and Egypt we offer youth mobilities in Europe and beyond. As sending organisation we can offer short-term to long-term stays at NGOs abroad, as a receiving organisation we offer work on various projects in the creative capital of Europe.

Today the NGO’s ambitions find NEST involved as partner in more than 10 Erasmus+ KA2 VET, Adult and Sport projects and as coordinator in 3 big projects addressing e.g. migrants, employability, inclusion and gender equality.


1.     KA2 Adults DISACT

2.     KA2 VET Migrant In Fashion

3.     Big Sport Collaborative Partnership RINMSASFT


NEST was initiated in 2016 by expert professionals active in the sectors / fields of NGO, Social Innovation, European project management, European mobility, Networking and Non-Formal Education (NFE) methodologies, and embodies today in its Berlin hub 4 staff members and 4 team members with professional competences / experiences in above mentioned domains. As a NEST is non-profit oriented, it performs crucial parts of its activity’s also on a voluntary bases. At the ‘TUECHTIG room for inclusion’ NEST’s has its office space, amidst other pioneers, freelancers and employees (with and without disabilities) of all ages and backgrounds.

NEST is actively involved in scientific and field research, European project design and management as well as in the implementation of educational programs (in the framework of NFE – Non Formal Education) while offering mobility opportunities. Topics covered by NEST are, among others, migrants’ integration, community building, intercultural dialogue, education through sport, inclusion through culture or gender equality. 


Target groups are both young and adult migrants, women, disabled people, unemployed people, people coming from disadvantaged areas. The organisation aims at human, social and socio-economic development of people.  

The NGO co-operates with stake holding parties throughout Europe with the intent to exchange best practices in education, adult training and employability, as well as in social inclusion and disadvantaged urban / rural development projects – with the objective to represent a transnational hub for innovation in NGO best-practices & coordination schemes between NGOs and stakeholders in Europe.  

Currently NEST is involved as partner in more than 10 Erasmus+ KA2 VET, Adult and Sport projects and as coordinator in 4 big projects addressing e.g. migrants, employability, inclusion, gender equality, cybersecurity:  


1. KA2 Adults DISACT 

2. KA2 VET Migrant In Fashion 

3. Big Sport Collaborative Partnership RINMSASFT  

4. KA2 VET Innovation CYBER.EU.VET



Furthemore, more than 15 KA1 youth projects were already implemented with several Training Courses hosted in Berlin. 

NEST Berlin has deployed research activities in the above-mentioned field and in cooperation with the University of applied Sceinces “Bonn Rheinsieg” through its branch NGO NEST Bonn which links formal and non formal education methodologies to add value to the learning of young/adults people. 

The organization is now composed by 4 staff members and 4 team members with professional competences and experiences in its areas of intervention. As  NEST is non-profit oriented, it performs crucial parts of its activity’s also on a voluntary bases. Its office space is located at the “TUECHTIG room for inclusion” in Wedding.


The ‘TUECHTIG room for inclusion’ is a working / meeting place for everyone who appreciate an inclusive working environment and want to advance their projects jointly or independently, who enjoy diversity and exchange and who are looking for a knowledge and work community that is unique in Berlin.

NEST is a member organization in MV International (MVI), an international NGO network comprising 37 European member organizations, and 6 associate organizations from Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well a founding member of Alliance For Global Development AGD based in University of applied Sciences in Bonn.



The organisation aims at human, social and socioeconomic development of people.

NEST is actively involved in scientific and field research thanks to the field of expertise of the board members such as community building development, intercultural dialogue, education through Sport and migration. NEST works internationally in cross-cultural projects by interpreting the local reality in Berlin.

Nest is performing education through sport as an holistic tool of research by implementing international projects within the frame of Erasmus Plus Sport Chapter.

NEST pays attention to valorize and spreading of the potential of NFE methods – as a crucial pathway towards a more impacting and inclusive education functional to professional / personal growth, societal impact and peculiarities of NGO actors.

The application of NFE methods deliver and obtain simultaneously joint elaboration and implementation of educational programmes, involve different targets and fosters a pan-European reach in project design, establishment of thematic networks and offering of mobility opportunities.


NEST creates and deploys a multilayered set of educational activities, with a focus on strengthening skills and capacities, such as leadership, project management, NGO account, application writing and fundraising.

Non-Formal Education trainer-ship, networking, communication (online as well as offline).

As sending organisation NEST offers short-term to long-term stays and mobilities at NGOs around Europe, as a receiving organisation NEST offers engagement in various projects in the creative capital of Germanyand/or at its founding partners from Germany, Italy and Egypt.

With NFE activities frequently based on private initiatives by NGOs. NEST promotes advancement of NFE methods and establishes synergies among formal, non-formal and informal educational methodologies and environments.