Our Association

Atticus e.V.

TEDxDresden is organized by Dresden’s non-profit Atticus e.V.

Atticus e.V. ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, welcher sich für die Stärkung des gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhaltes und den Abbau von gruppenbezogener Menschenfeindlichkeit einsetzt. Der Verein wurde im Mai 2016 in Dresden gegründet und besteht derzeit aus 30 ehrenamtlichen Mitgliedern aus 5 Nationen.

„In welcher Gesellschaft wollen wir zusammenleben? Wie schaffen wir es, zu einem Miteinander zu kommen, in dem kein Mensch, gleich welcher Religion, Abstammung, sexueller Orientierung, Einkommen, Familienstand, Alter, physische oder psychischer Beeinträchtigung benachteiligt wird?“ Der Verein möchte durch praktische Projekte und konstruktiven Diskurs Antworten auf diese Fragen finden und einem breiten Publikum zugänglich machen.

Atticus e.V. carries out many projects and responsibilities. From seminars in management firms over development projects in Burkina Faso to the diverse partnerships of the organization, Atticus strengthens democracy through a wide array of projects. Two of the main events of the association are TACHELES and “lesen verbindet.” TACHELES is a series of presentation for the people of Dresden and its surrounding communities. Well-known personalities in the fields of politics and society present on current challenges of the community. The goal of the presentations is to discover a new outlook and act as the catalyst for the thoughts and actions needed for a culture of thought and discussion to thrive. “lesen verbindet” is also a presentation series with a focus on prominent authors from Dresden and Saxony, whose works are left a mark on Saxon culture and discuss relevant societal themes.
Purpose of the association:

(1) The goal of the organization is the advancement of political and intercultural growth, tolerance of all cultures, and inclusion. Through these, the organization wants to lead Dresden’s emergence as a international, democratic city. The charter will be accompolished through:

  • The implementation of presentations and projects, which will work to raise the attention towards all parts of the community
  • The organization of non-profit projects such as the development of opportunities for all people in culture and sport
  • The promotion of inclusion through presentation series and projects

(2) The organization operates according to the non-profit regulations (. § 52 Pkt. 10 und 25).

(3) The organization is altruistic in nature. The operation of the organization is not in interest of commercial gain.

(4) The means of the organization may not be utilized for personal uses and will show no favor to a person based on. No person may be favored through outside interests against  the goals of the organization and no person may be disproportionately renumerated.