International Relations

International Politics and Global Issues

Das Thema Internationale Politik und Globale Fragen in der Robert Bosch Stiftung
Our world is becoming increasingly complex, with geopolitical uncertainties and intra-social tensions on the rise. While the political, social, and economic contexts in different countries obviously vary, political and social challenges must increasingly be examined from a global perspective as they can only be addressed and resolved multilaterally. In this context, we want to contribute new perspectives to enrich relevant international political issues.
It is our goal to make correlations between local, regional, national, and global developments visible and a focus of international politics. We want to support people who think and act globally and make a contribution to finding sustainable solutions for global challenges. We facilitate platforms for intergovernmental and transnational cooperation and develop hands-on solutions to global challenges.
We address political decision-makers and their staff, scientists and think tank experts, military personnel, (i)NGOs, the media, and young management talent in various sectors who explicitly deal with matters of foreign and security policy as well as globally relevant challenges. The trans-sector and interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration between these, but also support for their individual achievements, are at the heart of our commitment.
Project inquiries will be accepted throughout the year.

If you have questions regarding our two-step application process, please contact:

Laura Bail
Phone: +49 30 220025-340
laura.bail@bosch-stiftung.de

We are active in the following projects
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.

 
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.

 
Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

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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.

 
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.

 
Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative

Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative

The initiative aims to build up and expand resilient networks and transatlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning transatlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

 
Congress-Bundestag Forum

Congress-Bundestag Forum

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

 
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.

 
EU-Turkey Strategy Group

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EU-Turkey Strategy Group

The Strategy Group is a platform for facilitating the exchange between actors in politics and science in Turkey and the EU. Based on the discussions, scientific articles with recommendations for policy on both sides will be drafted.

 
Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe (EPRIE)

Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe (EPRIE)

We support neighborly cooperation in East Asia and Europe. EPRIE focuses on the conflicts of the respective region and tries to create a deeper understanding of each other through mutual exchange and dialog.

 
Policy Making in the 21st Century

Policy Making in the 21st Century

The program for 20 to 25 members of all established parties in parliament widens participants’ perspectives on global contexts and strengthens their ability to convey these on the local, national, and international level.

 
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Democracy

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Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Democracy

The global research project analyzes possibilities and limits of political participation for refugees. This provides recommendations on integrating refugees into social and political life.

 
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.

 
Robert Bosch Fellowships at EDAM’s Cyber Policy Program

Robert Bosch Fellowships at EDAM’s Cyber Policy Program

Young researchers develop expertise on the topic of cyber policy and establish ties with European institutions. This adds the Turkish perspective to the global debate and delivers research on its influence on politics and society.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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".

 
Related projects of the Foundation
From Arrival to Participation in Society: How Refugees View Their Lives in Germany

From Arrival to Participation in Society: How Refugees View Their Lives in Germany

A study on the living situation of refugees. In qualitative interviews, refugees share their own perspective. The study focuses on people with an uncertain residence status who have recently arrived in Germany.

 
IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group

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IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group

Peace negotiations often fail due to an increasing canon of international law hindering extensive amnesty for conflict parties. As conflict parties have to expect criminal prosecution in following successful peace negotiations, they tend to be less willing to agree to compromises and stop violent confrontations.

 
Institutional Support of Various Mediation Organizations

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Institutional Support of Various Mediation Organizations

In light of the rising number of domestic and international conflicts, there is a growing global demand for professional mediation. While numerous locally and globally active mediation specialists have the necessary skills and contact to relevant parties to the conflict, their ad hoc ability to engage is limited due to a lack of flexible funding opportunities.

 
Integration Futures Working Group

Integration Futures Working Group

The initiative is working to develop a fresh agenda for integration policy in Europe by bringing together senior integration policymakers and experts from various fields to create a platform for long-term strategic and creative thinking.

 
Policy Making in the 21st Century

Policy Making in the 21st Century

The program for 20 to 25 members of all established parties in parliament widens participants’ perspectives on global contexts and strengthens their ability to convey these on the local, national, and international level.

 
Political and Economic Development in Central Europe and Africa

Political and Economic Development in Central Europe and Africa

The project strengthens the Euro-African dialog and creates a network of experts and decision makers by providing travel opportunities, events, scientific contributions, and fellowships.