International Relations

Building a Stronger Europe

Das Thema Europa stärken in der Robert Bosch Stiftung
We want to help strengthen the democratic structure in Europe. In times where the idea of a unified Europe is facing great challenges, we are having a lively and necessary debate on the future of Europe that extends across national and societal borders.
Our aim is to bring perspectives into the debate that had previously hardly been represented. In this way, we reach young people, who previously had little to do with politics in the European Union and its neighboring countries, in a targeted manner with educational programs.
Europe’s diverse society offers great potential for finding solutions to societal problems and challenges. That is why we support committed citizens and relevant civic organizations in becoming active even across borders and in developing a European consciousness outside of formal institutions.
We foster exchange among the people of Europe in order to break down prejudices and to negotiate common European values. In the process, we give particular strength to perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe in the European conversation.

Photo: David Ausserhofer/Deutsche Nationalstiftung

We are active in the following projects
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.

 
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.

 
"On y va - auf geht’s - let's go!"

"On y va - auf geht’s - let's go!"

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.

 
School Bridge Europe

David Ausserhofer/Deutsche Nationalstiftung

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.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
mobiklasse.de

mobiklasse.de

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

 
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.

 
Study: Global Responsibility, Internationalization, and Interculturality in Schools (GLOBIS)

Study: Global Responsibility, Internationalization, and Interculturality in Schools (GLOBIS)

The aim of the research project is to gain an overview of school strategies in dealing with globalization, identify conducive and obstructive conditions, and develop approaches for global learning.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.