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Get Online Week - Dortmund 2021

The team (from top left to bottom right):

Dr. Bastian Pelka, Chiara Mertins, Julius Vogel, Ann-Sophie Vogel, Marlo Neitzel, Greta Hoffacker, Lynn-Sophia Weichert, Jonathan Dees, Katharina in der Weide, Danica Trippler


Duration: Oktober 2020 until July 2021

Keywords: digital inclusion, sustainability, empowerment

Photo of a video conference, with all 10 participants © Quelle: sfs

Project leadership: Dr. Bastian Pelka

Project description:

Get Online Week - Dortmund (GOW - Dortmund) is part of a European campaign aimed at teaching media skills and promoting participation in digital society. It took place for the seventh time in Dortmund in 2021.

The student project is carried out in cooperation between the Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences (TU Dortmund).

A presentation of Get Online Week 2021 can be found here as PDF download (6,07 MB).

Project goals:

  • Reduce digital divide
  • Enable participation through digital media


  • Contact day: Determine focus topics & identify needs
  • Implementation & Controlling
  • Evaluation
  • Final Report



General contact address for Get Online Week: gow21.meb.fk13tu-dortmundde


Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.