Top Theme

Living in the City of the Future

In 2060, one in three people in Germany will be over 65 years old. How will this change our everyday life in towns and cities? Six initiatives that are nominated for the 2015 German Senior Citizens’ Awards show new ways how mobility, supply and leisure can be rethought for the city of the future. Their ideas and commitment can enrich our society.

Newsroom - the Foundation's News Wire

Keep up with the latest news using the service "RBS_Wire". Whether to stay informed of our latest programs, news, or tweets, "RBS_Wire" presents everything the Foundation has published on its own website or on external platforms in a chronological list.
The Support We Offer

The Support We Offer

Our projects and programs tackle social challenges in order to develop solutions and bring about change. We also support third-party projects that are submitted to us and that correspond with our funding goals in Germany and abroad.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

With our newsletter we keep you updated on current projects and publications from the Foundation.

Child Labor Activist Satyarthi Visits Stuttgart

Kailash Satyarthi freed more than 80.000 children from slavery and bonded labor in India’s stone pits, brick manufactures, and carpet factories. For his tireless fight against child labor, Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The Robert Bosch Stiftung supports his work and welcomed Satyarthi to the "Stuttgarter Gespräche" (Stuttgart Dialog).

A Level Playing Field When Working Toward the Abitur

According to the 2014 report on education in Germany, almost one in three children under the age of 18 is unable to achieve his or her full potential due to financial, cultural, or social circumstances. With "grips gewinnt," the Foundation actively works toward ensuring that these young people have fair starting conditions, regardless of their background or social status. A total of 110 new students have been admitted into the program in Hamburg.

The Ambassador for Books

Karl Dedecius translated the works of numerous Polish authors into German. He is one of the most important translators of our time and a builder of bridges between cultures. He has not written his own book yet but if he does, so he says, he would write it about Hieronymus, the patron of translators. On the occasion of Hieronymus Day he spoke about his sacrifices and the art of translation.

The Opportunities of Cultural Collaboration in Europe

No matter if between young and old, established institutions and civil organizations, or even between nations: In the field of arts and culture collaborations are of vital importance, says Mark Terkessidis. At the kickoff event for the program "ΣτART - Youth Culture Initiatives in Greece", the journalist and migration researcher showed possibilities for new ways of collaboration in Europe.

Europe for the First Time

It was a first for them: 150 students from the Balkans travelled through the European Union for one month. They tell stories of impressive cities, generous locals, new friends, and growing up. In addition to the vivid impressions of their journey, there are new thoughts - about freedom, about what Europe means, and which role the individual plays in it.

New Paths in Urban Development: "Citizens Must Be Asked"

More than half the world’s population lives in cities. Housing shortage and environmental pollution are just two of the challenges cities are facing. In Berlin, urban planners from North Africa and Germany exchanged opinions about the cities of tomorrow. In an interview, Meriem Chabou from Algiers talks about citizen-friendly urban planning and explains what Germans and Algerians can learn from each other.

Focus Topic

The growing number of refugees in Germany and Europe dominates the public debate. Politics, society as well as the economy are faced with multiple challenges. The Robert Bosch Stiftung identifies solutions how refugees can be integrated into society and the labor market, and promotes the exchange between practice and politics.

Current Advertisement

The German School Award 2016
We award schools with outstanding educational achievements. The competition is based on the six quality criteria: academic achievement, approach to diversity, quality of instruction, responsibility, school culture, and school development. The main award is endowed with 100,000 euros. Schools in Germany can apply until October 15, German schools abroad can apply until December 31, 2015.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung offers many scholarship programs to support the training and continuing education of international junior executives and enable them to exchange experiences. A large proportion of our programs is directed towards university graduates and post-graduates from the USA and Europe. In addition, we support the integration of gifted children from families, that are facing social, financial or cultural challenges, with special school scholarship programs.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung awards many prizes for exemplary ideas and initiatives in the fields of science, health, international relations, education, society and culture. The aim is to publicize outstanding projects and support their future development.
The competitions organized by the Robert Bosch Stiftung are designed to help develop and disseminate good ideas in a number of different areas. The foundation also runs these international competitions to promote social and cultural exchange. Other competitions aim at fostering the development of schools and assisting the integration of young immigrants in German society.
Programs for Journalists
Journalists play a vital role as mediators by presenting a wide range of topics critically and comprehensibly, making them accessible to wide audiences. Journalists are important partners for the Robert Bosch Stiftung in coverage of science issues and in the field of international relations. We provide continuing education for journalists in the form of seminars, information tours, meetings, and research and study residencies.

Search for Projects