The immediate program “Future. Downtown. North Rhine-Westphalia."

Last year, the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry for Homeland, Municipal Affairs, Building and Equal Opportunities initiated the “Future. Downtown. North Rhine-Westphalia.” The aim of the program is to strengthen the state-wide inner cities and centers and to prevent corona-related vacancies.

15 years zdi: 2013 | zdi Academy imparts specialist knowledge and networks the zdi community

Sarah-Lena Debus was very excited at the time. As coordinator of the zdi center BeST Bergisches Schul-Technikum, she gave her first interview for a television station in 2012. Dealing with the public media was still unfamiliar to her. But she was well prepared. Because she had attended a communication seminar at the zdi Academy. Here, players in the zdi community receive special know-how for coordinating a zdi network or zdi student laboratory. The academy also offers space for exchanging experiences and networking. By the time the zdi Academy officially started in 2013, several media seminars had already been organized by the zdi state office for the zdi coordinators. “In October 2011 I took part in camera and interview training for zdi centers at the zdi Academy. This was my first training course at the zdi Academy,” Sarah-Lena Debus remembers. “I thought they were particularly great, of course everything was still new and exciting back then. Many coordinators and employees from various zdi centers came together for exchange and training. I have ... myself…