In Potsdam there are many associations, initiatives and institutions which long have stood for peaceful coexistence. With this as the focus of their ongoing work and activities, they create a climate which fosters peace and tolerance, where fairness is a priority and where there is no room for radical right-wing, extremist, or racial attacks.
In 2000 the slogan “‘Potsdam! shows colour’ – Together for tolerance, non-violence and peaceful coexistence” was developed together with the city athletic association and the administration of Potsdam to set a clear example. The city-wide alliance ‘Potsdam! shows colour’ has since evolved from this initiative.