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July 02, 2015

A school trip with a difference – Bazaar Berlin offers a fascinating programme for students

• ‘Fair trade for a fair world’

• Workshops and other events in the Palais am Funkturm

• Schools programme from 18 to 20 November 2015

Berlin, 1 July 2015 – Around the world in only a few hours – that is a school trip that school classes can experience if they decide to go on a trip to Bazaar Berlin between 18 and 20 November. Over 500 manufacturers and traders from 60 countries will be represented at Germany’s largest consumer exhibition for handicrafts, designer articles and natural goods, where children and young people can find out about the origins and stories behind typical local goods and the people to do with these products. At the same time they can also test their knowledge of foreign languages.

Student workshops in the Palais am Funkturm for the first time

Fair trade is a big topic at Bazaar Berlin. Taking as its slogan ‘Fair trade for a fair world’ the schools programme will be taking a look at this subject and together with partners offering a wide range of workshops, where students can learn more about social responsibility, sustainable production, fair partnerships and cooperating with one another. Topics include managing resources such as water and electricity in a responsible way, practical skills such as stitching footballs and making toys, as well as educational theatre. Pupils can post the workshop results on bulletin boards, giving readers something to think about and discuss. All these events will be taking place in a historical building, the Palais am Funkturm.

This year, the partners of the schools programme are Baobab – Infoladen Eine Welt e.V., Deutsch-Kirgisischer Kulturverein, Engagement Global, Fodé Camara, Fördern durch Spielmittel e.V., Mama Afrika e.V., moveGLOBAL e.V., Projekthaus e.V. Potsdam-Babelsberg and Weltladen A Janela.

Final of the street art and graffiti championships for schools in Berlin

Bazaar Berlin 2015 will certainly be action-packed. At this year’s event large screens will again be providing live coverage of the finals of the street art and graffiti championships for schools in Berlin. Among the highlights will be an interactive event called ’Graffiti goes felt’. Under the supervision of craftsmen from Kyrgyzstan participants can personalise tablet holders and phone covers as well as other items with graffiti art.

Full details of the schools programme will be available in August at

Bazaar Berlin schools programme (details available soon)

Dates: 18 to 20 November 2015

Opening times: Wednesday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue: Palais am Funkturm

Contact: Marlena Schubert,, Barbara Mabrook,

tel. +49 (0)30 3038-2195/-2131, fax +49 (0)30 3038-2130

Admission: for school classes – trade fair and schools programme (student ID required) 4 euros per pupil. Admission is free for accompanying teachers.

School parties can visit Bazaar Berlin without prior notification. In order to participate in the workshops of the schools programme advance registration is required.

About Bazaar Berlin

Launched in 1962 as Partners for Progress, the international consumer exhibition for handicrafts, jewellery, textiles and home accessoires changed its name to Bazaar Berlin in 2014. Every year in November around 40,000 visitors come to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds to purchase exotic articles from around the world, either to keep or to give away as gifts. Last year the FAIR TRADE MARKET made its successful debut. Bazaar Berlin is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH. For more details visit