Full-time activists are of great importance for the success of social movements. In their long-term commitment, they build up experience and skills that are invaluable for political work. But those who are active full-time and unpaid in movements cannot pursue a normal job at the same time. That's why Bewegungsstiftung came up with the Movement Workers Programme. By making movement work their job, they form the backbone of protest movements in times of lull and help people to get involved when a political issue comes to a head and they therefore want to become active.
The activists do not receive their money from the foundation, but from a circle of patrons who feel particularly connected to the work of the movement workers. Bewegungsstiftung is not authorised to give instructions, but the activists act independently.
The Movement Workers Programme is limited to ten people. At the moment, all places are taken.