Partnership-Based Promotion of Organisational, Regional and Transparent Development Partnerships

Project duration: 01/02/2015 - 31/07/2017

Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Oliver Fehren, Prof. Dr. Heidi Höppner, Prof. Dr. Corinna Schmude 

Project staff: Elène Misbach, Urte Böhm


  • District Office Marzahn-Hellersdorf
  • Protestant Church Community Hellersdorf
  • Volunteer Agency Marzahn-Hellersdorf
  • Partnerships for Democracy Marzahn and Hellersdorf
  • Neighborhood Management Hellersdorfer Promenade
  • Self-help, Contact and Advice Center Marzahn-Hellersdorf
  • Society of Careful Urban Renewal (S.T.E.R.N.)

The project P.F.o.r.t.E. operated as an interface or “third space” between the university and the local community. In close collaboration with stakeholders in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, the project P.F.o.r.t.E. identified qualitative and quantitative factors of successful partnerships – and their barriers. These findings serve the systematic development and enhancement of regional partnerships between campus and community and therefore support best practice in the transfer between academia and civil society – as exemplified by ASH Berlin and the social sphere in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. During the two years of funding, the six participating German universities met regularly to debate their different partnership projects in six collegial forums.


Keywords: Campus-Community-Partnerships, Collaboration, Co-Operation, Social Innovations, Transfer and Third Mission


Prof. Dr. Oliver Fehren

Professor für Theorie und Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit mit dem Schwerpunkt Gemeinwesenarbeit

Room No. H 11

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T +49 30 99245-416

Oliver Fehren

Prof. Dr. Heidi Höppner

Professorin für Physiotherapie mit dem Schwerpunkt Förderung von Gesundheit und Teilhabe

Room No. 413

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T +49 30 99245-413

Heidi Höppner

Prof. Dr. Corinna Schmude

Professorin für Inklusive Pädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kindheitspädagogik

Room No. 401

T +49 30 99245-446

Corinna Schmude