News from this focus area
Why are so many societies becoming susceptible to authoritarian thinking again? Herta Müller, Nobel laureate in literature, has given a lot of thought to this question.
The Policy update by the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) is prepared for civil society...
START spots introduces thirty vibrant socio-cultural places in Germany that inspired exchange and cultural...
The study highlights the split in attitudes between elites and the public over Europe’s future, but also reveals a...
The recently deceased Karl Dedecius appreciated and utilized cultural diversity as a builder of bridges between Poland and Germany. His legacy seems more relevant than ever in today's Europe. On the occasion of his 95th birthday on May 20, 2016, he was honored with a tribute event.
A group of international journalists is hunting for answers surrounding the events of the French election: why is the concept of a united Europe in such peril right now? The first event of the Bosch Alumni Network is proof that different perspectives inform your own opinion – and that the networking of the alumni opens up new possibilities.
Soccer reaches and excites people like almost no other sport. But time and again violence and racist chants also occur in the stadiums. The project Learning in Stadiums fills them with political education instead. While handing over the project to the DFL Foundation, personalities from professional soccer and society discussed the responsibility of the sport.
About this focus area
What holds us together? In a society that continues to become more diverse, and in which old structures such as families and clubs are losing their power to unite, there are numerous potential breaking points: between the young and the old, the poor and the rich, the haves and the have-nots; between urban and rural regions.
The strengthening of social cohesion in Germany and Europe is a major focus area of our work – in health and science as well as in education and international understanding. With our projects, we promote an open and cohesive society in which all people have the opportunity to shape their living environments – regardless of their social, ethnic, or cultural background. Each one of us can take on responsibility for the common good, and the more people actively embrace this responsibility, the stronger the social fabric that holds us together becomes.
In the focus area "Social Cohesion in Germany and Europe," we concentrate on three aspects: