Arbeit und Leben Nordrhein-Westfalen is an adult education institution run by the German Federation of Trade Unions and the German Adult Education Association. Our institution aims to encourage people through emancipatory education to exercise their political, social, socio-economic and cultural rights and to strengthen them against discrimination. We offer lifelong education that promotes social competence and aims at people’s diverse participation in society. – analogue and digital. As an institution of political social education, we combine art and culture with social participation, focusing on the public sphere. Our international educational work enables cross-border learning and raises awareness of similarities and differences.