International Relations

Dialog and Exchange

Begegnung und Dialog
We are convinced that direct, personal contact is the easiest way to improve relationships between different countries. We create platforms for the exchange of opinions and ideas across national borders and, in doing so, help create a realistic and nuanced view of the respective other country. 
The focus of our projects is to create a dialog about issues that affect us all equally. To this end, we use a variety of different approaches, such as educational and cultural projects or collaborations with academic experts and journalists. 
In this way, we address key communicators and decision-makers at various levels, such as high school and university students, young executives, educators, journalists, cultural managers and artists, academics, and politicians.

We are active in the following fields:

Promoting International Young Leaders

In the "Promoting International Young Leaders" area of activity, we focus on those who will shape the future. We bring up-and-coming leaders together for bilateral and multilateral, issue-based exchange and make international work stays possible. Our goal is to enhance the open-mindedness and cosmopolitan attitude of future decision-makers early on, for example during their education and at the beginning of their careers. We want to create enthusiasm for international collaboration and the respective target countries, as well as to teach skills that are essential to success on the international stage. Our short- and long-term programs are geared toward outstanding high school students, university students, young professionals, and leaders who have already climbed the first rungs of the career ladder.
Bellevue Programme

Bellevue Programme

We provide young executives in the highest government authorities with further qualifications, foreign experience and the opportunity for exchange with colleagues from other European countries.

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Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues

Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues

Young leaders from NGOs, academia and corporates from Europe, USA, and India, China, and Japan jointly develop solutions to international problems.

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The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The aim is to develop a new generation of Americans with knowledge of Europe and especially Germany from personal and above all professional experience, who are committed to strengthening German-American relations.

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European Fund for the Balkans

European Fund for the Balkans

This fund follows the recommendations made by the International Commission on the Balkans, that stated that the development of functioning government agencies must be supported and that a pro-European public is an important requirement for the integration into the EU.

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German-Japanese Elite Exchange Program

German-Japanese Elite Exchange Program

The Japanese scholarship program will allow highly qualified university students in any major to acquire a double Master’s degree at Keio University in Tokyo and Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

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German-Japanese Summer School

German-Japanese Summer School

The Young Leaders Forum is intended to promote the exchange of ideas between young Germans and Japanese, and convey well-founded knowledge about current developments in both countries.

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Japan Program for Legal Trainees

Japan Program for Legal Trainees

We support legal trainees who would like to spend their traineeship in Japan.

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likeminds: german-turkish junior expert initiative

likeminds: german-turkish junior expert initiative

The program is designed to address German and Turkish future experts, 'high fliers', young or junior experts, opinion formers, and disseminators from all sectors of society.

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Round Table USA

Round Table USA

The Round Table USA is a network of German foundations and exchange organizations that carry out and support programs to promote German-American relations.

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The Diplomats' College

The Diplomats' College

The aim of the college is to personalize diplomatic cooperation in order to support peace, liberty, constitutionalism, democracy, equal opportunities, and the development of international relations.

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Media

Journalists play a crucial role in disseminating thoughts, ideas, opinions, and assessments. Their view of events – whether domestically or abroad – is what reaches people and shapes their opinions. To help achieve nuanced reporting, we bring journalists together for encounters across national borders. Whether it is young journalists or editors in chief, conferences or workshops lasting several days, informational and research trips or training programs of several months – in our media projects, we support personal exchange and experiencing other countries.
Journalism Program for German and American Journalists

Journalism Program for German and American Journalists

Editors of quality regional newspapers receive opportunity to meet colleagues and experts in the host country and gain an inside view of current issues in the news.

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Program for German Journalists to Visit Japan

Program for German Journalists to Visit Japan

In order to promote increased and more varied news coverage of Japan in the German media, we launched a program in 2009 for German journalists to visit Japan.

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International Education

International experience broadens one's own horizons, breaks down prejudices, and makes it possible to act responsibly in a globalized world. That's why it is our vision that experience abroad becomes a natural part of growing up for every young person in Europe. In order to achieve this goal, we work toward improving the general educational policy conditions for international student and youth exchange.

In this context, our focus is on training educators and specialists, improving the collaboration between school-based and extracurricular exchanges, as well as appealing to new groups, such as in vocational training. In addition, by supporting concrete exchange programs, we put the spotlight on countries that young people otherwise rarely consider for a foreign exchange, such as Japan, India, Turkey, or Russia. At the same time, we convey a realistic and up-to-date image of Germany to those active in the educational system in other countries.
German-Indian Classroom

German-Indian Classroom

Students should become acquainted with the other country's culture of working and training and develop a path to a successful partnership while overcoming cultural differences.

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Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

We are looking for strategies and ideas to improve the framework conditions for international student and youth exchanges so that every young person in Europe gets the chance to gain international experience.

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Lectureships for German Graduates in Eastern Europe and Asia

Lectureships for German Graduates in Eastern Europe and Asia

The lectureship programme offers scholarships to scholarship holders who teach German as a foreign language and implement educational projects at universities in Eastern Europe and China.

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DVA-Stiftung’s Academic Dialog

DVA-Stiftung’s Academic Dialog

DVA-Stiftung promotes cooperation and exchange between German and French academia by means of regular programs within the University of Stuttgart’s ‘Frankreich-Schwerpunkt’.

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Foundation for German-Russian Youth Exchange

Foundation for German-Russian Youth Exchange

Young adults, teachers and youth exchange specialists can find relevant offers here on language support, professional training and educational or extracurricular exchanges between Germany and the Russian Federation.

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FranceMobil

FranceMobil

French graduates visit kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, and high schools across Germany and raise the interest of students, teachers, and parents in French language and culture.

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German-Turkish School Exchange Program

German-Turkish School Exchange Program

The exchange program allows students from Germany and Turkey to get better acquainted with each other’s country and meet new people.

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MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters

MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters

The aim of the program MEET UP! is to intensify relations with Ukraine and to strengthen the active commitment of young people from Germany and Ukraine to fundamental democratic values and understanding between peoples.

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mobiklasse.de

mobiklasse.de

The Foundation sends language teachers to France, where they visit schools to foster interest in Germany and the German language.

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Rochus and Beatrice Mummert Stiftung

Rochus and Beatrice Mummert Stiftung

The foundation supports future executives from Central and Southeastern Europe with scholarships for studies in economics or engineering at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen or Cologne University.

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T.O.M. - Training on the Move - Deutsch-indische Berufsschulpartnerschaften

T.O.M. - Training on the Move - Deutsch-indische Berufsschulpartnerschaften

Apprentices work together in Indo-German groups on a joint practical project. They work together online and during two exchange visits.

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Transatlantic Outreach Program

Transatlantic Outreach Program

The focus of the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) is to provide a modern view of Germany at schools.

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Ukraine Calling

Ukraine Calling

The training program educates decision-makers from politics, media, administration, business, and society about the Ukraine and gives them the opportunity to network with German and Ukrainian stakeholders.

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Youth Ambassadors to Germany

Youth Ambassadors to Germany

Mit dem Programm geben wir japanischen Schülern die Gelegenheit, Deutschland zu besuchen und sich aus erster Hand einen Einblick in die Kultur und den Alltag zu verschaffen.

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Youth Ambassadors to Japan

Youth Ambassadors to Japan

Ten students aged between 15 and 18 are selected to go on a two-week trip to Japan.

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International Cultural Exchange

International cultural exchange allows people to experience cultural diversity as an enrichment and invites them to change their perspectives. Professionals in the cultural sector who are active on an international level play a key role in this regard. We support artistic works and projects that deal with important social issues and lead to improved understanding between cultures. We encourage the activities of those active in the cultural sector by supporting their training and mobility as well as their collaboration in cross-border and cross-sectoral networks.

The focus here is on literature, film, and theater, as well as projects in the fields of urban development, youth culture, and social innovation.
Border Crossers China - Germany

Border Crossers China - Germany

We are looking for authors who dare to take a look for themselves, question conventional opinions, and want to collect firsthand information. Publications should be able to reach a wide audience, motivate them to discuss, and develop more understanding for foreign cultures.

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Border Crossers Europe and its Neighbors

Border Crossers Europe and its Neighbors

We support authors preparing publications that focus on making Central and Eastern European or North African issues accessible to a wide audience both in Germany and abroad.

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Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society

Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society

We are offering writers, academics, journalists, artists, and civically engaged citizens a platform at the Leipzig Book Fair for a constructive dialog on the future of Europe regarding immigration and refugees.

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START – Create Cultural Change

START – Create Cultural Change

"START" is a fellowship and training program for Greek graduates seeking an advanced level of qualification in international cultural management. The program supports cultural managers who wish to start youth culture initiatives in their local communities.

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Actors of Urban Change

Actors of Urban Change

We strengthen the collaboration between actors from the cultural scene, the administration, and the private sector throughout Europe and support projects for sustainable urban development through cultural activities.

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American Days

American Days

The American Days present the United States and its culture, putting both into the heart of Stuttgart life with a variety of exhibitions, films, readings, and panel discussions.

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Building Literary Bridges

Building Literary Bridges

The program targets professional literary translators who translate from and into German with a variety of different projects.

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Change of Scene - International Artistic Partnerships

Change of Scene - International Artistic Partnerships

We support international partnerships between a theater or an independent theater company in a German-speaking country and one foreign partner located either in an Eastern European or North African country.

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DVA-Stiftung’s Translator Funding

DVA-Stiftung’s Translator Funding

DVA-Stiftung has established translator funding programs in the areas of literature, theater, the humanities, and social sciences, in order to intensify dialog between German and French culture.

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Karl Dedecius Prize

Karl Dedecius Prize

Every other year, a German and a Polish translator respectively receive the prize for building bridges with language.

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Magnet China - Dialog Series

Magnet China - Dialog Series

The Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations in 2012, the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

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Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

The task of the cultural managers is to increase opportunities for contact and information-sharing at their host institutions by organizing cultural events and meetings.

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Searching for Traces

Searching for Traces

We support literary projects in Romania (2012), Bulgaria (2013), Serbia (2014) and Croatia (2015), which will strive to help these countries come to terms with the depiction of their respective dictatorial regimes.

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Tandem Europe

Tandem Europe

Tandem Europe is an exchange program for cultural managers from the European Union. In international tandems the cultural managers develop and realize socially and culturally relevant projects. In doing so they build long-term collaborations.

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Tandem Shaml

Tandem Shaml

Tandem Shaml is an exchange program for cultural managers working at independent Arab and European cultural institutions.

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Tarabya Translation Prize

Tarabya Translation Prize

The dual prize consists of one main prize and one newcomer achievement prize for the best translations of German literature into Turkish as well as Turkish literature into German.

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The School of Kyiv

The School of Kyiv

The Biennal "The School of Kyiv" combines art with innovative non-governmental education forms and offers a platform to make current political and social questions in Ukraine and Europe heard and more comprehensible.

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ViVaVostok - Children’s and Youth Literature from Central and Eastern Europe

ViVaVostok - Children’s and Youth Literature from Central and Eastern Europe

We open the door for the best and most exciting authors of children’s and youth literature from Central and Eastern European countries to present their works in German-speaking regions.

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Academia and Public Policy

Global challenges require joint solutions. In this vein, we confront the relevant issues of our time with interdisciplinary and multilateral approaches by making collaboration between academics and decision-makers possible. We generate new ideas for an international community of learning and strengthen the basis for well-founded, sustainable decisions. Our goal is to support the use of academic expertise in political decision-making processes in a bilateral or multilateral context. Furthermore, we promote a multilateral dialog between active members of various sectors and, as such, the collaboration between various countries. In addition, our programs enhance foreign policy expertise and improve cooperation across party lines, as well as help create a new generation of political decision-makers with an international focus.
Engaging with China

Engaging with China

A platform for high-ranking speakers from both countries, to continue to explore economical, political and societal issues related to China and Germany.

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Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

Fostering leadership in international affairs - Chatham House hosts Fellows from among the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia.

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American Academy

American Academy

Die Robert Bosch Stiftung fördert mit den Bosch Public Policy Fellowships seit 1999 die für den transatlantischen Dialog wichtige Zielgruppe von amerikanischen Führungskräften aus Think Tanks, Verwaltung, Nichtregierungsorganisationen und Wissenschaft.

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Congress-Bundestag Forum

Congress-Bundestag Forum

A program of meetings for members of the German Bundestag and the American Congress

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EDAM Roundtable

EDAM Roundtable

A platform that gives European and Turkish decision-makers the ability to discuss global issues equally relevant to both the EU and Turkey.

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EU-Russia Strategy Project

EU-Russia Strategy Project

Russian and EU experts and decision-makers discuss both current developments and more fundamental strategic questions. The Group’s recommendations are processed in the form of publications and shall support political decision-making processes.

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German-Turkish Roundtable on International Affairs

German-Turkish Roundtable on International Affairs

Discussion forum for German and Turkish policy-makers on developments that are equally relevant to both Germany’s and Turkey’s foreign policy.

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Head to Head - Thoughts from America

Head to Head - Thoughts from America

In the Head to Head event series, renowned Americans discuss art, culture, and politics with select German public figures.

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Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

The Center manages and supports several programs for networking and supporting future decision-makers and young scientists from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and Germany.

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Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution

Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution

The Fellow will give American decision makers and the general public a better understanding of economic, social, and domestic policy trends in Germany and Europe as well as German views on the relationship between the two countries.

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Transatlantic Academy

Transatlantic Academy

The Transatlantic Academy serves as a forum for a select group of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic and from different academic and policy disciplines to examine a single set of issues.

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Transatlantic Strategy Group "Constructing a New Western Ostpolitik"

Transatlantic Strategy Group "Constructing a New Western Ostpolitik"

European and American experts work together in order to develop a "New Western Ostpolitik".

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Matches from the other focus areas

"On y va" - Program for Socially Committed Citizens

"On y va" - Program for Socially Committed Citizens

The European program aims at combining the support for civil voluntary commitment and for the comprehensive goal of bringing French, German and citizens from at least one other EU country closer together.

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Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

This literary prize honors outstanding German-language authors whose work is shaped by a change of culture. Furthermore, the award winners are united through their unusual way of using the language in a manner which enriches German literature.

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Committed Community

Committed Community

Germany has an active civil society, with some 23 million people involved in work for the public good. Involvement also depends on contact points, organizational structures, and local resources.

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Confidence Building in the South Caucasus

Confidence Building in the South Caucasus

Initiative to support confidence building activities of non-state actors in the South Caucasus and its neighboring regions.

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Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability an der Columbia University

Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability an der Columbia University

For one semester the fellows conduct their research at Columbia University on dealing with the past in societies facing conflict. They strengthen their international network and develop a project that they implement in their home country.

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German-French Dialog for the Future

German-French Dialog for the Future

The dialog for the Future selects highly qualified young executives from Germany and France, who are already familiar with the culture of the neighboring country and have a profound knowledge of the other language.

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Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities

Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities

Prejudices can be overcome when refugees and the local community meet each other. We support projects that initiate encounters and strengthen social inclusion.

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International Crisis Transformation and Democratic Governance Support at a Crossroads

International Crisis Transformation and Democratic Governance Support at a Crossroads

Experts from non-Western democracies exchange experiences and make recommendations to Western decision makers in charge of democratic governance support.

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International Study Tour on History and Memory: Dealing with the Past In Germany

International Study Tour on History and Memory: Dealing with the Past In Germany

Journalists and representatives of civil organizations gain insights into the process of coming to terms with the past in Germany. During research trips they visit memorial sites and meet contemporary witnesses, politicians, and experts on remembrance.

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Media Forum China - Germany

Media Forum China - Germany

Dialog forum for high-ranking journalists and editors-in-chief from leading German and Chinese media outlets.

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Migration and the Labor Market - Examples of Pilot Projects

Migration and the Labor Market - Examples of Pilot Projects

We support innovative projects that break new ground when it comes to the professional education and qualification of refugees and asylum seekers.

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Refugees ans Asylum - Examples of Pilot Projects

Refugees ans Asylum - Examples of Pilot Projects

We support innovative projects that break new ground when it comes to encouraging refugees and asylum seekers.

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School Bridge Europe

School Bridge Europe

We expand students’ awareness of their national identity in the context of European unification and motivate them to show long-term commitment to the European concept.

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START – Create Cultural Change

START – Create Cultural Change

"START" is a fellowship and training program for Greek graduates seeking an advanced level of qualification in international cultural management. The program supports cultural managers who wish to start youth culture initiatives in their local communities.

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The Film Prize for International Cooperation

The Film Prize for International Cooperation

We award the prize for joint film productions by young German filmmakers and their partners from the Arab countries in the genres animation, documentary, and short film.

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Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg

Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg

Experience diversity, shape democracy. The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg encourages young people from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia to engage actively with their societies on the basis of democratic values.

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Travel to Europe

Travel to Europe

Outstanding students from the states of the Western Balkans will obtain the opportunity to gain international experience, to expand their understanding for European structures, and to get to know each other.

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UWC Robert Bosch College

UWC Robert Bosch College

An old monastery in Freiburg has become an international school – the first United World College (UWC) in Germany. A high school for students from all over the world.

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Youth Against Extremism

Youth Against Extremism

Extremism has many different forms and in times of changes within society continues to be a big challenge. Many young people already get involved in our democratic society and speak out against extremism. We offer them support in this area.

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