March 2017

Young Bridge Builders for Europe

The signing of the Treaty of Rome 60 years ago marked the beginning of the road towards a united Europe. What does Europe mean to young people today? High school students from seven different countries have had their say – and they were full of answers like community, diversity, and one big homeland.

The 2017 German School Award Nominees

The jury nominated 14 schools for the German School Award 2017. Among the nominees are two German schools abroad. Students and teachers will participate in the award ceremony with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on May 29, 2017.

New Robert Bosch Biography Published

Successful entrepreneur and concerned citizen, maverick and pioneer of the social market economy: in his biography of Robert Bosch, Peter Theiner paints a portrait of one of Germany’s most successful industrial magnates of the 20th century. In an interview, Theiner provides insight as to why Bosch, his mind-set, and his impact are once again relevant in today’s world.

Leipzig Book Fair 2017

The great spring reading festival in Leipzig. The events held by the Robert Bosch Stiftung include literary voyages of discovery with Border Crossers authors, a translators’ meeting, and readings from this year’s Chamisso prize winners. This year’s program focus "Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society" focuses on visions and ideas regarding the current challenges in Europe.
Juniorprofessorin Dr. Michaela Dippold

Fostering Sustainable Nutrition in Africa

In the coming decades, food shortages on the African continent will continue to intensify, especially in the dry sub-Saharan regions. Dr. Michaela Dippold, Robert Bosch Junior Professor 2017, wants to identify the adaptation mechanisms of older plant varieties looking at the small contact zones between the roots and soil. Her results are to be used as a basis for a new generation of high-yield varieties.

Chamisso Prize: Telling Today’s Stories

Author Abbas Khider (right) was honored with the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize in Munich. The jury praised him as a "sensitive observer" of the situation for today’s refugees. In his latest novel, he made the main character a refugee who describes his exhausting experiences in Germany. The two Promotional Prizes go to Barbi Marković and Senthuran Varatharaja.

France Approaches an Important Election

A threat to European unity, populist movements are growing stronger in many European countries. Just how strong these movements are will become much clearer following this year's elections. What will the democratic camp in France do to counteract the populists? Journalist Michaela Wiegel, who has observed our neighbors for many years as a correspondent in Paris, shares her thoughts in an interview.

"We Don't Even Know What Dreams They Have"

Germany has been debating about what the correct refugee policy is since 2015. However, the people affected are rarely afforded the opportunity to share their side of the story. Chamisso Prize winner Abbas Khider therefore made the main character of his latest novel a refugee. In an interview, Khider explained the message of his book - and what the current social division in Germany has in common with a marital crisis.
February 2017
Madeleine Albright bei den Stuttgarter Gesprächen

Madeleine Albright in Stuttgart - "In My Heart I am European"

What role does the US intend to play in a world that finds itself in a state of disorder? At the Stuttgart Dialog, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright advocates for both sides of the Atlantic to stick together. She is concerned about the Trump administration’s policies, yet she also looks at the state of the EU with a critical eye.

"Technology Can Go Both Ways"

Governments and companies collect an extensive amount of information about us and our Internet usage. Do the opportunities that Big Data presents justify an invasion into our privacy? At the Global Governance Futures dialog forum, young international professionals map out future scenarios and discuss the ethical use of technology.

Film Prize for New German-Arab Productions

At Berlinale Talents, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has awarded the Film Prize for International Cooperation between young filmmakers from Germany and the Arab world. Matching this year's Berlinale Talents motto "Courage", the three winning projects tell stories of independence and self-determination.

Berlinale Talents 2017 Ready for Action: Courage!

Courage is the theme of this year’s Berlinale Talents, the meeting of up-and-coming talent of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Around 250 young filmmakers from more than 70 countries come together in Berlin and take part in workshops given by renowned professionals. One highlight is the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s Film Prize for young filmmakers from Germany and the Arab world.
January 2017
SINGA Deutschland Teilnehmer/ Foto: Max Power

From Refugee to Neighbor, Colleague, and Fellow Citizen

Following Germany’s acceptance of many refugees, one question has been dominating the current discourse: How can these refugees be integrated in such a way to allow them to successfully become neighbors, colleagues, and fellow citizens? We support projects that demonstrate concrete methods for successful cohabitation with refugees on a local level - in the professional world or at a karaoke bar.

What Really Matters to Refugees

Real social contacts to the German population are important to refugees. They wish for an intact social life and stable personal relationships. These are the first results of a study by the Expert Council’s Research Unit and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. What makes this survey unique is that refugees can address their own topics.

The Foundation's 2017 New Year's Reception

In Berlin, directors of the Foundation’s Board of Management Uta-Micaela Dürig and Professor Joachim Rogall welcomed 300 guests from politics, civil society, media, science, and culture. Together they had their first glimpse of what is to come in the new year with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Die Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Preisträger 2017

Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2017 for Abbas Khider

Writer Abbas Khider (r.) receives the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize worth 15,000 euros. The two Promotional Prizes worth 7,000 euros each go to the authors Barbi Marković and Senthuran Varatharajah.

Foundation for Peace

War and conflict leave their mark on a society long after the fighting has ended. And it is often underestimated how important the process of reconciliation after the conflict is. At the "Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice, and Remembrance," participants from more than 15 countries around the world come together to converse with German experts and visit local memorial sites.