The German Italian Parental Initiative Daycare Centre ECT Girasole e.V. in Berlin has existed since 1994. It was founded by parents committed to bilingual education. These parents were also motivated by the establishment of the first German-Italian State Europa-School, Berlin's Finow Primary School, in the same year. Bilingualism is a central component of the pedagogical concept: German and Italian are equal languages in the everyday activities at the kindergarten.