The Parliament of the Fish

It is commonly known that marine litter is a major global problem. Taking action directly in and on the oceans and reducing litter input coming from the land is therefore urgently necessary. This will happen not only through innovative ideas, but an enhanced awareness towards the topic within societies is important, since the global pollution of water bodies with litter is a man-made problem.

The project “The Parliament Of The Fish” is an approach of the Kurtheater Bitterfeld e.V. dessau-roßlau, EUCC-D and associated partners to increase the awareness and also an attempt to motivate people to become active against the proceeding water pollution in their region. But this shall happen not by holding up the morals, but by letting art speak! The centrepiece of the project is the development of an international theatre play which will address a very serious environmental matter in a comical and bizarre way. The project is for students of ages 8-12 and will be realized in Germany, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. The project is under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, German Federal Minister of Education and Research.

Tasks of the EUCC-Germany: Development and implementation of the educational workshop programme, public relations

Duration: January 2016 to September 2018

Funded by: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)


The work for the project “The Parliament of the Fish“ has been in progress since January 2016. Updates will be regularly posted on this page.

Relevant Newsletter:

  • Küsten Newsletter 1/2016, Link (German)
  • Neuigkeitenbrief 4 - 2016 der Transferstelle Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung / Lokale Agenda 21 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • DBU aktuell - Umweltbildung: „Parlament der Fische- Ein internationales Umwelt-Theaterprojekt für Kinder“, 4/2016
  • Küsten Newsletter 6/2016, Link (German)
  • Küsten Newsletter 3/2017, Link (German)

Press Releases:

  • Press Portfolio, PDF (German)
  • „Grundschulkinder gehen mit Umwelt-Theater-Projekt dem Müll im Meer auf den Grund“, 04/06/2016
  • „Uraufführung - Das Parlament der Fische in der Bucht von Kotor“, 02/07/2016
  • „Internationales Umwelt-Theater-Projekt gastiert in Smederevo“, 14/11/2106
  • „Internationales Umwelt-Theater-Projekt gastiert in Bosnien-Herzegowina“, 05/2017
  • „Internationales Umwelt-Theater-Projekt in Berlin“, 12/09/2017
  • Press Conferenz at Umweltbundesamt (UBA) Dessau, 25/05/2016, PDF (German)

Media Reports:

  • Wochenspiegel: „Das kurtheater ruft das Parlament der Fische ein“, 01/06/2016, Link (German)
  • Tivat Radio: „Parlament riba" u saradnji sa OŠ Drago Milović“, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Dan: „Ymjethowty npotnb nлactnke“, 04/07/2016, Link, 04/06/2016, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Radio Dux: „Početak realizacije projekta „Parlament Riba“ u Crnoj Gori2, 05/06/2016, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Dan online: „REALIZACIJA PROJEKTA U OŠ „DRAGO MILOVIĆ” U TIVTU“, 13/06/2016, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Das ist „Erster Landesaktionstag gegen Meeresmüll“, 18/09/2016, Link (German)
  • Radio Boom 93: „Parlament riba" - kako naučiti decu da sačuvaju vode“, 19/11/2016, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • TVKopernikus (TV KCN): Interview mit Stadtverwaltung Smederevo, 26/11/2016, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • fena a: „ anja Lu a održala eđunarodni e ološ i roje at“, 05/05/20175, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • „ anjalu a: jeca uče o zaštiti rije a“, 09/05/2017, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • banjalu a net: „ očeo roje at „ arla ent ri a“ – izlož a, arne als a šetnja i redsta a“, 22/05/2017, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • „Parlament riba u Banjaluci“, 22/05/2017, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • bosna ost co: „ arla ent ri a u anjaluci: Ot orena izlož a “Zaštiti o rije e, ora, jezera”“, 25/05/2017
  • „Učenici tri anjaluč e š ole u arne als oj šetnji roz centar grada“, 26/05/2017, Link (Serbo-Croatian)
  • Berliner: „Internationales Umwelt-Theater-Projekt astiert in Berlin“, 28/08/2017, Link (German)
  • dziennik berlinski: „Das Parlament der Fische“ 20/09/2017, Link (German)

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