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The German Senior Citizens’ Awards

The Best Ideas for a Senior-Friendly City

The Mobia project in Saarbrücken for senior-friendly public transport has been awarded the 2015 German Senior Citizens’ Award. Mobia received the main prize, worth 60,000 euros, at the award ceremony in Berlin. Other commendable initiatives were presented and awarded, too. Dr. Marianne Koch received an award for contributions to the advancement of senior citizens.

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China as a Constitutional State: An Impossibility?

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What Does India Think? Collection of Essays Published

India is undergoing a transformation. Prime Minister Modi wants to put the country back on the path to economic success and reposition it in international politics with a number of reforms. The collection of essays What Does India Think? offers insight into the current mood and interests of the subcontinent. The publication was presented at a panel discussion in Berlin.

New Opportunities for New Talent

Shaking hands, receiving a certificate, moving forward. The acceptance of 50 young people to the Talent in the State of Baden-Württemberg fellowship program was straightforward yet significant. Florentin can barely believe that he is part of it: "This sheet of paper means so much to me. It opens the door to new opportunities that I never would have had otherwise."

Richard von Weizsäcker Forum: Responsibility and Leadership

Guests from around the world attended the Richard von Weizsäcker Forum in Berlin. The event focused on the issue "Responsibility and Leadership." Richard von Weizsäcker served as Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, which he occupied for over two decades.

We Mourn the Loss of Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

A man of his word - both during and after his time in office. Even once his frontline political career was over, former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt took a keen interest in the issues dear to his heart, one of which was European integration.

The First Port of Call for Leading Female Scientists

The AcademiaNet success story began with the push of a button, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially activated the site back in November 2010. Since then, AcademiaNet has grown to become the first port of call for decision-makers looking to find suitable women for scientific leadership roles and governing bodies.

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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.

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