The group "Freie Flüchtlingsstadt Nuremberg" – Free Refugee City Nuremberg – has received special recognition for its work protecting the interests of refugees.

A special group within Desi is dedicated to planning concerts, club nights, parties and theater performances. The facility has three performance locations: A main concert hall, the Desi bar or an outdoor stage. Those who like to experience culture far from the mainstream can listen to poetry slams, BarDJing and live concerts with music ranging from dancehall, dub, reggae and electro to singer-songwriter.