Logistics and FAQs

This year's event takes place at ufaFabrik Berlin.

ufaFabrik

The sustainable oasis of culture in Berlin-Tempelhof

bird view on ufaFabrik

UfaFabrik is located in the south of Berlin.

From Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) take a regional train to Hoppegarten, get off at Friedrichstr. Bhf (Berlin) and change to the U6 in the direction Alt-Mariendorf. Get out at the station called Ullsteinstraße. From there it is only a 5-minute walk to the venue.

The address: Viktoriastraße 10-18 / 12105 Berlin / Tempelhof

The ufaFabrik Story

good old times ufafabrik

From 1921 to the mid-70s the celluloid dreams produced on the grounds of the south Berlin UFA film lab were banned. After that, the establishment was broke, and the historic building was slated to be demolished. It was then that a group of young enthusiasts saw an opportunity to implement their ideas for a community-oriented, and environmentally-friendly way of life. They took over the 18,500 square metre tract in June 1979 to put it “back in action” peacefully. This was the beginning the of self-governing work/life project known today as the “International Culture Centre ufaFabrik Berlin”.

Approximately 30 residents and over 180 employees come together to live, work, and share their cultural, creative, and social lifestyle with one another. Internationality, sustainability, self-reliance, and self-realization have always been the ideals of ufaFabrik, and the way in which members not only approach each other, but their neighbours as well - long since before “work-life balance”, “networking”, and “sustainability” were the hot cultural buzzwords.

Accommodation

We would love for everybody to stay at the same place. That's why we've reserved rooms at the UFA Fabrik's very own Guesthouse. They offer friendly and affordable accommodation, right next to the ECF venue. They offer friendly and affordable accommodation, right next to the ECF venue, and we're also holding some rooms at another guesthouse nearby. We’re managing reservations, so tell us when you register that you’d like accommodation. You're also welcome, of course, to make your own arrangements if you prefer.

Accommodation will be paid for directly to the guesthouse.

UPDATE: Please note that the UFA Fabrik's Guesthouse is already fully booked.

 

Room rates

Prices are between €35 and €60 per night - if you're happy to share it'll work out cheaper.


Frequently asked questions

What's the dress code?

Informal. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Why are there so many Open Sessions?

The eCampaigning Forum is about participation. What makes this event so valuable to practitioners is the possibility to exchange with others, share ideas and discuss. Open Sessions are a format which allows participants to choose the topic they are most interested in yet provide a wide range of topics to explore.

Find out more about Open Space!

 

Can I bring my child to ECF Europe?

Yes, you're welcome to bring your child but unfortunately we are unable to offer child care services.

Is there an age limit?

Well, no, there is no age limit but participants are selected on the basis of expertise and knowledge.

I require special assistance or have dietary restrictions, whom do I contact?

There is a section on the online registration where you can list any special needs.

Why do you cover the keynote speakers' travel expenses and accommodation costs?

Keynote speakers are usually invited from outside the usual ECF community. They bring expertise to the event that we otherwise wouldn't generally be able to benefit from, and that's why in most cases we pay their transport and accommodation costs.

What is the ECF community?

The eCampaigning Forum (ECF) community is a loose vibrant network of practitioners using digital media for campaigning (advocacy) and fundraising. The primary way to be involved is via an email list. Find out more here.