Respect – International Comics

Respect Respect

Social Engagement and Comics - Call for applications

What is “Respect – International Comics”?

“Respect – international comics” is a project in which artists from ten countries design booklets of 12-16 pages about respect as well as against xenophobia. The Project started in 2012 and since then it was used as teaching aids for juvenile in more than 200 schools and educational institutions. With the support of the European Union it was originally developed by the Goethe Institute in Moscow and the International Comic-Festival KomMisiia.

What is the contribution of “Respect” to NGOs?

This call is addressed to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) dealing with issues like homophobia, xenophobia, racism, mobbing etc. Experience has shown that with the medium of comics it is much easier to sensitize young people (age 12-17) to these topics. Within the framework of “Respect”, more than 250 successful events have been held in schools, Universities and Juvenile detention centers in Germany and in Russia. Until now more than 100,000 booklets were published. 

Are you interested in implementing one of the Respect stories in your work?

Please send us a short application describing your objectives and tasks as an NGO and tell us where and how you would like to use the chosen comics.
First insight may be gained at
The tags under the comics will help you to find subjects of your interest.

The Website is conducted in five languages (Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian and German)

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What do we offer and foster?

If we find your application convincing, you will be granted the printing costs for the booklets of your choice. There is no deadline for applications, decisions are made on an ongoing basis, until the budget is exhausted.