We want to work for a society and especially for a festival culture with less discrimination and for more safer spaces.

To be aware means first of all to be attentive, to develop awareness and to be sensitive for problems. Awareness is a concept that deals with respectful behavior towards each other. It is about supporting each other and creating a space where everyone can feel comfortable and where no assault or discriminatory behavior is tolerated. In this context, boundary violations are defined individually by the people concerned:

We are aware that awareness is an ongoing process that we want and need to deal with constantly. Therefore, our concept for this year includes a guideline for our crew, completed trainings and briefings, and an on-site support offer through an awareness team and an awareness space.

We always welcome feedback that we can incorporate into our ongoing exploration of our responsibility to act in an anti-discriminatory manner.

If you are interested in more background information on the development of the concept, you can participate in the workshop "Together on the Way - Awareness Concepts for Organizers". The Act Aware initiative will give an insight into our collaboration here.

Awareness team

You can recognize the trained awareness team by the yellow vests with the eye on it. They are there for visitors and crew members when support is needed in case of an overwhelming situation, border crossing or discrimination. You can meet them directly in the Awareness Space as well as mobile in individual clubs.


You can go directly to the Awareness Space. If you are in one of the clubs listed below, you can ask the bar or admission staff or contact the awareness team directly by phone or message: +49 151 722 13 889.


Wednesday, April 26: 18:30 - 22:30

Thursday, April 27: 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28: 17:30 - 23:30

Saturday, April 29: 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Operational area

1) Sartory halls (Wednesday only)

6) Helios37 (Thu - Sun)

7) Live Music Hall (Thu - Sat)

8) Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (Thu - Sun)

9) YUCA (Thu - Sun)

11) Bumann & Sohn (Thu - Sun)

12) Artheater (Thu - Sun)

14) Der Markt (Sat & Sun) -> turquoise area

26) BüZe - Civic Center Ehrenfeld (Thu - Sun)

Thursday & Friday at Awareness Space No. 10

Saturday & Sunday in Awareness Space No. 21

Awareness work

The awareness team is guided in its work by the following principles, which apply at c/o pop and were formulated by the safethedance initiative:

1. consensus or agreement

Individual boundaries are respected: No always means no! And even more important: Only yes means yes!

2. power of definition

Where an assault begins is always determined by the person affected and they have the right to decide how to proceed after the incident.

3. partiality

The perception of the affected person is not questioned - solidarity comes first.

The awareness team is in solidarity with the affected person and supports them in their concerns and needs. What has happened is treated confidentially.

The awareness team consists of experienced, trained people with a psychosocial professional background.